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André Wilkens
Opinions - 27 March 2020

Definitely Maybe: Europe’s moment of solidarity

This could be a strong European moment. A moment where people understand how important it is to have European friends who support each other, a moment when you share…
Carola Carazzone
Opinions - 25 March 2020

Flexibility and freedom of foundation funding can boost third sector during Coronavirus crisis

This article first appeared in Vita on 16 March. The English translation first appeared in Alliance on 17 March. Let’s…
Francesca Limana
Opinions - 23 March 2020

we are community, we are Humana Civilitas

This blog is a message that Francesca Limana, Head of Communications at Fondazione Adriano Olivetti in Rome, sent on Friday to her friends and…
Tine Wickers
Opinions - 16 March 2020

“Our Goals”

The UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) concern us all. They deal with how we interact with each other, society and nature. A new initiative has been…
Tine Wickers
Opinions - 19 February 2020

Virtually everyone’s a winner – Nordea-fonden sets up electronic board meetings

Our recent introduction of electronic board meetings is a huge step forward for us in terms of improving the foundation’s relationship with grantees, as the time needed to process their…
Madeleine Clarke
Opinions - 10 February 2020

The European Social Catalyst Fund

This blog was first published on the DAFNE website on 30 January. The European Social Catalyst Fund (ESCF) is a…
Jovana Trifunovic
Opinions - 30 January 2020

“Philanthropy in the digital age”

“Philanthropy in the digital age” is an ERSTE Foundation Talk Europe! video with Lucy Bernholz “First we have to figure out how to make technology work…
Erica Cadbury
Opinions - 29 January 2020

100 years of the Barrow Cadbury Trust

This blog was originally posted on the Barrow Cadbury Trust website on 23 January. This year is our centenary.  For the last hundred years…
Opinions - 9 December 2019

Avoid making a drama out of a crisis

The EFC’s Communications Professionals in Philanthropy Network held its Autumn Meeting in Athens, hosted by the Bodossaki Foundation from 21-22 November 2019. The meeting focused on members’ experiences in…
Maria Fola
Opinions - 4 December 2019

Reflections on crisis communications – how prepared are we?

A few weeks ago, a group of passionate communications professionals met in Athens, Greece, to deep dive into the issue of crisis communications. This was the autumn meeting of the…
Virginia Ruan
Opinions - 6 November 2019

Communication is the strategy

This blog was first published on Alliance on 31 October Communications strategy: what is it exactly in the context of a grant-making foundation? How can we use…
Ruzanna Ter-Ghazaryan
Opinions - 31 October 2019

Reflections from EFC’s Grantmakers East Forum 2019

This blog was first published by Alliance Magazine on 30 October 2019. It was a pleasure to participate in the EFC Grantmakers East Forum (GEF)…
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