Joanna Mikulski | CEO , Assemblyfor

It’s time for philanthropy to demand more evidence-informed communications

Wednesday, 17 February 2016

Do you feel like your organisation’s communications efforts are too often about “sending stuff out into the ether”?


EFC members: Would you like to contribute?
Get in touch via communications@efc.be

Elizabeth O’Connor | Due Diligence and Evaluation Manager , European Climate Foundation

The European Climate Foundation’s monitoring and evaluation journey

Wednesday, 17 February 2016

“Why does the European Climate Foundation (ECF) monitor and evaluate?” This was the question that started the ECF’s M&E journey.

Andrew Chapman | Former CIO for the Health Foundation, and current member of the advisory group for the EFC's asset management work stream ,

The investment challenges faced by small and medium-sized foundations

Wednesday, 3 February 2016

Small and medium-sized foundations (with assets, say, below 600 million euros) face a particular set of issues in maximising their investment returns while minimising their investment risks. Three obvious difficulties come to mind…

Nicolas Krausz | Programme Officer , Charles Leopold Mayer Foundation
Heike Loeschmann | Head of International Politics Department , Heinrich Böll Foundation
Vivian Paulissen | Programme and Knowledge Manager , European Cultural Foundation

The Commons as a path for philanthropy to catalyse system change

Thursday, 28 January 2016

In its quest to promote deep progressive change within society, philanthropy is often blamed for addressing the symptoms rather than the roots of problems.

Anne-France Simon | Head of Corporate Philanthropy , BNP Paribas Fortis Foundation

Towards Philanthropy 2.0

Tuesday, 26 January 2016

In the current climate, crowdfunding represents a very welcome financial innovation, both for innovative companies that banks sometimes regard as too risky, and for non-profit-making enterprises and charity organisations which are having to cope with reductions in state subsidies.

Urs V. Arnold | Head of Operations , Jacobs Foundation

The myth of free education – Why investment in private higher education is worth it

Monday, 18 January 2016

Whilst academic education at private universities is recognised and has a high reputation in countries such as the United States, Great Britain or Japan the private operators in Germany permanently have to fight to justify their existence and against prejudices.