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Delphine Moralis
Chief Executive Officer, Philea
Opinions - 15 September 2022

Democracy is a verb

“Returning hate for hate multiplies hate, adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars. Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out…
Katharina Guggi
Communication + Digital Strategy, SwissFoundations
Opinions - 7 September 2022

Perspectives to build upon from the 21st SwissFoundations Symposium

©SwissFoundations Foundations are predestined to help quickly and unbureaucratically in crises. To make this possible in the long term, the Swiss legal system would need flexibility and openness, especially today.
Maya Richman
Project Manager Digital Powers, Ariadne Network
Fieke Jansen
Researcher, Data Justice Lab
Opinions - 6 September 2022

Responsible grantmaking at the intersection of climate justice and digital rights

The science is clear: We are living in a climate crisis. We need to rapidly change to a more just and sustainable society. As a digital rights funders coalition, we…
Teresa Sanjurjo
Director, Fundación Princesa de Asturias
Opinions - 5 September 2022

Future culture: The role of European cultural foundations in times of uncertainty

Art and culture weave the future, because it only exists when we imagine it. And when exercising this imagination, creation projects its desires and fears, the worlds that should be,…
Darius Polok
CEO, iac Berlin
Opinions - 5 September 2022

Philanthropy shifting towards collective approaches

The field of philanthropy is in the midst of a radical transformation. It’s shifting from a paradigm of grant-giving and an impact logic based on a highly predictable world, to one that is open to collective approaches that are promising to tackle successfully complex and interconnected global challenges. This transformation requires places to connect and learn ‒ places like the PEXforum.
Alexandra Stef
Community & Learning Director, INSPIRE
Opinions - 18 August 2022

Community foundations: Chipping away at the gridlocks in systemic transformation

We are now living immersed in interconnected challenges of planetary scale, with climate change most deeply and devastatingly interlinked with everything. We see complexity play out live, cascading into society…
Barry Knight
Secretary, CENTRIS Trustees
Chandrika Sahai
Programme Manager, Philanthropy for Social Justice and Peace
Opinions - 17 August 2022

Resilience: To be or not to be?

Resilience is the “‘buzzword’” of the moment in development, but how useful is it as a concept? PSJP’s discussions with practioners show that to be effective resilience strategies must build people’s agency and dignity, and their capacity to not just survive but to thrive in ways that they determine.
Dr. James Magowan
Co-ordinating Director, ECFI
Opinions - 10 August 2022

Community foundations in Europe: Movement building momentum

Community foundations took root in Europe in the 1980s. Since then, they have spread to 22 countries and evolved in their form and function, adapting to changing social, economic and…
Alyna Smith
Deputy Director, PICUM
Chrisann Jarrett
Founder and CEO, We Belong
Esther Mamadou
Member of the Steering Committee, Equinox Racial Justice Initiative
Opinions - 12 July 2022

Navigating the shifting terrain of race and migration in Europe

Philea’s Biray Bensu De Meulemeester dives into one of the sessions from the Philea Forum 2022, “Race and migration in Europe ‒ Navigating the shifting terrain”, by interviewing three of…
Delphine Moralis
Chief Executive Officer, Philea
Rana Kotan
Secretary General, TÜSEV
Opinions - 11 July 2022

Towards more engaged philanthropy infrastructure

What is on the hearts and minds of the leaders of philanthropy infrastructure organisations? In this interview, Rana Kotan, Secretary General, the Third Sector Foundation of Turkey (TUSEV) and Delphine…
Eva-Maria McCormack
Executive Director, Strategic Communications, European Climate Foundation (till 2022) and CEO and Founder, Talking Hope
Opinions - 11 July 2022

Let’s talk about hope: Why we need a new story on climate

Curbing the climate crisis requires a systemic transformation that touches people in every area of their lives. A transition of this scale requires, above all, an answer to the question “What for?” However, our discourse on climate rarely envisions the world we want to build. A plea for more hope and imagination.
Richard Dzikunu
Action Learning Group Lead, YIELD Hub
Opinions - 7 July 2022

How can philanthropy work with young people? Outlining the ‘Find, Equip, Enable, Connect and Track’ approach

In all their diversity, young people want philanthropy to support initiatives that empower them. They are calling for an equal partnership and meaningful engagement where philanthropy can create and invest…
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