• EFC member

    Fundación Avina and Avina Americas launch appeal following the Equador earthquake

    Avina Americas and Fundación Avina, together with other partners and allies, are closely monitoring the post-earthquake situation in Ecuador. The organisations have been on the ground in Ecuador, finding that approximately 70-80% of the Perdernales and Jama areas are destroyed. This disaster has cost the lives of hundreds and there are thousands of people injured, according to […]

    • Philanthropy sector

    Nominations now open for the 4th Olga Alexeeva Memorial Prize

    The Olga Alexeeva Memorial Prize of £5,000 is for an individual who has demonstrated remarkable leadership, creativity and results in developing philanthropy for progressive social change in an emerging market country or countries. The prize will be for the individual winner to use at their discretion.

    • EFC

    EFC to present EFC/TGE work on cross-border philanthropy taxation at UK Charity Tax Group Conference in London

    While most EU Member States now comply with the European Court of Justice rulings of Stauffer/Persche and Missionwerk, several countries must still bring their tax laws in line with the EU Treaty and administrative barriers and legal uncertainties around the “equivalency” determination continue to exist. EFC and TGE together with an advisory group of tax experts are exploring ideas how to improve the situation.

    • 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.

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    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.