Call for applicants for the Next Generation programme 2017

    The EFC is pleased to announce the launch of the Next Generation programme for 2017. Currently in its 7th year, the programme aims to enable a new generation of professionals in philanthropy to learn about the EFC, the state of institutional philanthropy both in Europe and internationally; and key issues and trends of the sector.

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    WINGs gets seat on key FATF consultative forum

    In a development that signals an important victory for non-profit organisations (NPOs), including philanthropy, a global group of NPOs have secured seats on a key consultative forum of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF), a policy body that combats money laundering and terrorist financing. At the end of February the task force formally invited the […]

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    GHR Foundation announces the BridgeBuilder Challenge – $1 million for ideas that connect issues and design solutions

    GHR Foundation is partnering with OpenIDEO to conduct its first open challenge. The BridgeBuilder Challenge leverages the universal call from Pope Francis to ‘build bridges’ addressing the pressing and emergent concerns of our time in the areas of peace, prosperity and planet.

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    Bertelsmann Stiftung release new study on migration and displacement

    A unique study has recently been published by Bertelsmann Stiftung on the topics of refugees and migration. The study, Escaping the Escape, includes reports by 25 experts from Africa, Asia and Europe. In the study, experts report on the current situation in Europe and offer recommendations on how to minimise the root causes of migration and how the European Union can support people in their search for freedom, self-determination and well-being.

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    Avina Foundation and Omidyar Network invest $3.5M in civic technology in Latin America

    Omidyar Network, Fundación Avina, and Avina Americas have today launched the Latin American Alliance for Civic Technology (ALTEC). The $3.5M fund will support the development and promotion of civic tech platforms created to increase government transparency, fight corruption, and improve the delivery of public services.

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    Charities Aid Foundation develops 3 year programme to enhance charity resilience

    Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) has created a new programme that aims to enhance charity resilience and encourage further individual giving to support this goal. The three year programme is designed to help smaller charities strengthen their long-term organisational health in order for them to be able to continue delivering vital services for their communities.

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    Financial access for U.S. non-profits – first empirical data on banking problems

    U.S. non-profits that do international work seem to be facing problems when trying to access financial services. In response to this issue, a comprehensive report, Financial Access for U.S. Non-profits Reveals Broad Scope of Problem, has been published by the Charity & Security Network. The report includes background on the bank ‘de-risking’ problems and information for focus groups, as well as interviews with people in financial institutions, government and a broad range of non-profits.

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    Fritt Ord’s Digital Lives project comes to Philanthropy House

    The European Foundation Centre is excited to introduce the public to the thought-provoking work of the Fritt Ord Foundation. An exhibition, named ‘Digital Lives’, will be held at Philanthropy House from the 8th of February until the end of March and it promises to be an incredibly unique opportunity for all attendees.

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    New EU consultation on VAT rates until the 20th of March 2017 – your views count!

    The European Commission has now opened a public consultation running until the 20th of March 2017 which considers two options for the reform of the VAT rate system.

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    How do recent EU Directives that potentially impact on institutional philanthropy translate into national law?

    Within the context of the joint EFC and DAFNE study on enlarging the space for institutional philanthropy, we would like to hear your views on the national level implementation of two recent EU Directives – as they may impact the environment for institutional philanthropy.