• Philanthropy sector

    EFC legal and fiscal mapping extended to cover China, Russia and the USA

    Drafted by local experts, the profiles cover a broad range of issues from requirements for establishment of a foundation; rules on governance, reporting and transparency; permitted types of activities; and taxation both domestically and of cross-border activities.

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    How can foundations make the most of crowdfunding?

    30 participants gathered at Philanthropy House on 1st December to debate how foundations can make the most of crowdfunding. This joint workshop organised by the Belgian Network of Foundations and the European Foundation Centre explores the opportunities, challenges and risks that the rapid growth of crowdfunding in Europe presents for foundations.

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    New Report from Funders Concerned About Aids analyses $618 million for HIV/AIDS from private philanthropy in 2014

    A new report by Funders Concerned About AIDS (FCAA) revealed that global private funding for HIV totalled US$ 618 million, an 8% increase (US$46 million) from 2013. The 2014 increase was driven by significant increases from the top two funders, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and Gilead Sciences, Inc. This influence is reflective of […]

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    Trust us, it matters

    Ernest Hemingway once said that “the best way to find out if you can trust somebody is to trust them.” As we recognise that crises are sadly not condemned to the past, only a reanimated sense of trust can give us hope for a more equitable future…and only then will we be confident enough to follow Hemingway’s advice.

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    EFC and partners raise concern about impact of Counter Terrorism Measures on Civil Society

    EFC and partners to raise concern about impact on Counter Terrorism Measures on Civil Society Two of the lead partners in the global coalition of NPOs on the FATF, Lia van Broekhoven (Human Security Collective) and Hanna Surmatz (European Foundation Centre), spoke at the EU Forum on the Impact of Counter-Terrorism Legislation on Civil Society Space. Organised by The European […]

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    Foundations Got Talent! New EFC workbook on strategic human resource and talent management for foundations

    The information is based on learnings from the class discussions, lessons, presentations and group- and homework assignments from the 2014 European Learning Lab held in Milan, kindly hosted by Fondazione Cariplo.

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    “Thought for Food Initiative” Call For Proposals

    TRIPARTITE CALL FOR PROPOSALS Thought for Food Initiative Transdisciplinary research towards more sustainable food systems Agropolis Fondation, Fondazione Cariplo and Fondation Daniel et Nina Carasso have just launched a call for proposals for the  “Thought for Food Initiative: Transdisciplinary research towards more sustainable food systems”   This Call aims to (a) advance understanding of the sustainability of […]

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    Our response to FATF’s envisaged Revision of the Interpretive Note for Recommendation 8

    The EFC and the Global NPO Coalition on FATF have responded to the Financial Action task Force’s invitation to comment on the envisaged revision of the Interpretive Note (IN) for Recommendation 8 (R8, non-profit organisations).

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    New members, new Chair, new structure for EFC Disability Thematic Network

    After 7 years, the EFC’s activities around disability will be revamped and reorganised to help meet the challenge of improving the quality of life for people with disability within three specific aspects: building inclusive communities, fostering social equality and justice, and empowering through access to leisure and culture.

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    Siemens Stiftung jointly founds new entity SolarFountain gGmbH and is looking for a Managing Director and Head of Fundraising

    Siemens Stiftung have recently founded SolarFountain gGmbH with Solarkiosk AG in Berlin. SolarFountain gGmbH has been set up to support solar-water-kiosks in developing countries which will be run by micro-entrepreneurs. The aim is to contribute to social, economic and ecological development at a local level. Find more information here  SolarFountain gGmbH are currently looking for […]