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Patrice Schneider
Chief Strategy Officer, Media Development Investment Fund
Opinions - 13 December 2021

Blended capital funding for independent media: An innovation by European philanthropy

Media plurality gives a voice to minorities, free-thinkers and marginalised groups, but the time has come to explore the need for a plurality of capital that invests in this key democratic infrastructure. Patrice Schneider shares the story of Plūrālis, a Media Development Investment Fund that has partnered with a number of European foundations, news media companies and impact investors to provide independent media companies access to the right capital.
Ayşegül Bayar Hildgen
Program Coordinator, Sabancı Foundation
Utku Demiryakan
Consultant, Sabancı Foundation
Opinions - 6 December 2021

Driving impact for persons with disabilities – From grantee to an accessibility partner

Sabancı Foundation carries out international work in order to follow global approaches in the field of civil society and philanthropy and to create dialogue opportunities between Turkey and other countries.
Katarzyna Słubik
President of the Board of the Polish Civil Society Association for Legal Intervention
Opinions - 5 December 2021

The migration crisis on the Polish-Belarusian border: It is not over yet. Views from the Polish civil society.

Katarzyna Słubik, President of the Board of the Polish Civil Society Association for Legal Intervention, explains the ongoing humanitarian crisis on the Polish-Belarusian border and highlights how the Polish civil society is responding to the needs of migrants and refugees.
Elizabeth Franchini
Program Officer, Fondazione Banca del Monte di Lucca
Opinions - 29 November 2021

Driving impact for persons with disabilities – A smile can change the world

In the film industry, Italian dubbing is universally recognised as the best in the world. In recent years, new technologies have reduced the size of the equipment, making it possible…
Nino Khurtsidze
Vice President, Europe Foundation
Opinions - 22 November 2021

Driving impact for persons with disabilities – Institutionalising change

The Georgian Down Syndrome Association (GDSA) was founded four years ago to help young mothers of children with Down Syndrome who found themselves virtually alone and without any peer or…
Michael Fembek
Director, Zero Project
Ernst Ferdinand Starhemberg
Project Assistant, Zero Project
Opinions - 15 November 2021

Driving impact for persons with disabilities – Impact transfer

Zero Project The Essl Foundation, a charitable foundation from Austria, launched the Zero Project in 2011. Since then, the project has identified more than 700 good practices of inclusion of…
Eva Rehse
Executive Director, Global Greengrants Fund UK
Opinions - 11 November 2021

What if every foundation cared about climate?

The time for what ifs is decidedly over – every foundation needs to care about the climate crisis, because everything you hold dear and do is impacted by and impacts…
Magdalena Kern
Partnerships & Advocacy Communications Coordinator, Light for the World
Opinions - 8 November 2021

Driving impact for persons with disabilities – Disability Inclusion Facilitators

Disability inclusion matters in all areas of life. It is guaranteed by human rights treaties – the most important being the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities…
Georgia Field
Opinions - 4 November 2021

Unseen People, Invisible Viruses and Blind States: Protecting Stateless Peoples as we Learn to Live with COVID-19

Cast your mind back to December 2019, before you had to queue for shops; before leaving your house to visit family and friends became illegal; and before words like lockdown,…
Kristina Johansson
Founder, Solberga Foundation
Opinions - 10 October 2021

Why fund climate justice?

I was 16 when I saw the documentary “An Inconvenient Truth” and became acutely aware of the severity and urgency of the climate crisis. When choosing where I…
Barry Knight
Opinions - 9 September 2021

Future of the Grantmakers East Forum

If you were to evaluate the success of initiatives to support philanthropy, the Grantmakers East Forum (GEF) would score very highly.  Results of a review being undertaken by the Steering…
Massimo Salvadori
Opinions - 2 September 2021

IMPULSE

In July 2021 the Chiesi Foundation funded and supported, IMPULSE – Improving Quality and Use of Newborn Indicators. IMPULSE is a two-phase research project led by the consortium of Burlo…
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