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Avila Kilmurray
Opinions - 21 May 2019

The Collide-o-scope of Philanthropy: Old Patterns shifting to meet new Challenges

So, just young enough to still be able to count the candles on the cake, but old enough to be slightly embarrassed about the “surprise party” planned. Happy birthday, bon…
Andre Wilkens
Opinions - 20 May 2019

Philanthropy with a European purpose

It is 2019 and Europe is under attack. It would not be an exaggeration to describe these attacks as the Battle of Europe. The attacks are coming from inside and…
Miguel Ángel Cabra de Luna
Opinions - 17 May 2019

From challenge to change to catalyst… via collaboration

We are immersed in a society that has changed radically in the last 30 years. Digitalisation, sociodemographic changes, migration, the role of women in society, new technologies, access to information,…
Jesper Nygård
Opinions - 16 May 2019

What has (and hasn’t) changed in the EFC and the sector in the past 30 years?

The most striking change during the last three decades has been the growth of the sector. It is indeed a golden age for philanthropy. We see an increasing number of…
Andrea Silvestri
Opinions - 15 May 2019

Making Innovation become Social Change: A role – and a new profile – for Foundations in the next few years

In the first decade of this century many European foundations, among them the Italians, saw social innovation as the added value they could provide to their communities. The process included…
Carol Mack
Opinions - 14 May 2019

Back to the future: Questions for foundations

1989 – What a time to be alive! The Berlin Wall came down. The Cold War was pronounced over. It felt as if we had entered a bright new future,…
Christina Lambropoulou
Opinions - 13 May 2019

Philanthropy: Creating impact in a constantly changing, interconnected world

As we contemplate the future of effective philanthropic work, one of the main obstacles that the sector must navigate is, paradoxically, the good feeling that the work of helping others…
Rien van Gendt
Opinions - 13 May 2019

EFC: indispensable partner in the ecosystem of philanthropy

Amazing to realise that this year it is 30 years ago that, following the fall of the Berlin Wall, the EFC was created. I have participated 29 times in the…
Henrik Lehmann Andersen
Opinions - 8 May 2019

Nordea-fonden expands its focus to promote civic participation

This article has been adapted from the original in Danish by Sune Holm Pedersen and includes key lessons learned Denmark has a strong democratic…
Scott Heimlich
Opinions - 6 May 2019

Talent is Universal – Opportunity is Not

So true. This point was eloquently driven home by the story of the eight-year-old homeless refugee who just won the New York State Chess Championship. We need…
Jennifer Clarke
Opinions - 15 April 2019

Increasing impact and visibility through non-financial support

The crisis in Greece prompted us to fundamentally rethink our strategy and how we could best meet the growing social needs for the finite resources of the…
Tom Butcher
Opinions - 8 March 2019

The Zero Project – Evolution of an inclusive conference

At the end of February, we held our eighth annual Zero Project Conference and our sixth at the United Nations in Vienna, Austria. Its theme, and that of the research…
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