• EFC

    EFC to discuss impact of EU VAT Action Plan on philanthropy at ECCVAT meeting in London

    A group of European charities will come together under the umbrella of the European Charities Committee on VAT under the chairmanship of John Hemming of the Wellcome Trust on 27 April to review in more depth the impact of the new ‘Action Plan on VAT – Towards a single EU VAT area’ on our sector and if the proposals provide sufficient benefit for the sector or whether we need to continue to advocate for a better treatment.

    • EFC

    EFC and partners successfully call on FATF to consult more widely on revision of Recommendation 8

    We encourage foundations and NPOs to participate in this consultation and to send their own wording proposals to the FATF secretariat. The deadline for input is 29 April 2016 (Friday) at 18:00 CET.

    • EFC

    EFC European Environmental Funders Group gather in France for spring meeting

    Building on previous discussions, funders also looked at agriculture and food policies in Europe, the impact of COP 21, how European environmental funding by European foundations spread in different thematic areas and geographical regions as well as reflected on opportunities for future interventions.

    • EFC member

    WINGS seek new Executive Director

    Worldwide Initiatives for Grantmaker Support (WINGS), registered as a public charity in the USA, is going through a succession process in its leadership team and is looking for a new Executive Director to be based in Sao Paulo, Brazil. WINGS is now inviting applications for the position. The successful candidate must be available to start […]

    • EFC

    EFC to participate in FATF Consultation and Dialogue meeting with non-profit organisations on 18 April

    The EFC secretariat will participate in the FATF Consultation and Dialogue meeting with non-profit organisations, which will be held on Monday 18 April at the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), Vienna, Austria.

    • EFC member

    New Report from The Freedom Fund shows increased risks of slavery for Syrian refugees in Lebanon

    ‘Struggling to survive: Slavery and exploitation of Syrian refugees in Lebanon’, the latest report from The Freedom Fund sets out a pathway to deliver tangible and lasting change. It examines the different ways in which slavery is occurring among Syrian refugees in Lebanon and the multiple factors that combine to force people into situations of […]

    • Philanthropy sector

    Charles Keidan appointed executive editor of Alliance magazine

    Mr Keidan joins the organisation with over a decade of experience in philanthropy having previously worked as executive director of the Pears Foundation and more recently the Oxford Centre for the Study of Philanthropy, as well as holding teaching and research positions at Stanford University and City University London.

    • Philanthropy sector

    Peace and Security Funding Index tracks more than $280 million in foundation and philanthropic grantmaking

    A new research project by the Peace and Security Funders Group (PSFG), in conjunction with Foundation Center, finds that peace and security funders are making important contributions to global peace and stability, despite making up a very small percentage of total foundation giving.

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    2016 BNP Paribas Individual Philanthropy Index released

    The 2016 BNP Individual Philanthropy Index measures and reflects the commitment of philanthropists in four regions – Europe, Asia, the Middle East and the United States. The Index is derived from a survey of 457 high net worth individuals in the four regions, each with investable assets valued at $5 million or more, and was […]

    • EFC

    Are you part of the Next Generation of foundation professionals?

    The 2016 instalment of the programme will benefit up to 12 foundation staff, who will be guided through the Annual General Assembly and Conference (to be held 26-28 May in Amsterdam) and offered a number of tailor-made side activities.