The fruits of funder cooperation: learnings from the EFC’s European Foundations for Sustainable Agriculture and Food (EFSAF) network

Posted on 20 February 2019 | Environment & sustainable developmentSocio-economic development, poverty

EFSAF is an EFC network of European foundations who cooperate at European level to empower civil society engaged in shifting European agricultural and food policies towards more sustainability.

Now is the perfect time for a Citizens’ Assembly

Posted on 23 January 2019 | Democracy

Andrew McCracken, Chief Executive of the Community Foundation for Northern Ireland, believes that with the NI Assembly in suspension for the foreseeable future, a Citizens’ Assembly has provided the perfect vehicle to give NI citizens a voice.

Human-animal relations increase collaboration between humanities, social sciences and environmental sciences

Posted on 11 January 2019 | Environment & sustainable developmentResearch, science & technology

Kone Foundation, based In Helsinki, Finland, funds research in humanities, social sciences, environmental sciences, as well as artistic research, but since we appreciate crossdisciplinarity, we consider it important to fund projects which combine approaches from these fields. This is what our thematic funding call in 2018, entitled Our Vital Neighbours, was about.

“Empowered girls, empowered futures” – It is not a dream!

Posted on 19 October 2018 | Children & youthGender

At the Aydın Dogan Foundation we have been working on the education and empowerment of girls for more than 15 years now. The UN’s declaration of October 11th as the International Day of the Girl Child in 2012 has given us a new opportunity to bring into focus the importance of girls’ education and empowerment.  

Climate change is an ‘everything’ problem – philanthropists can make it an ‘everyone’ solution

Posted on 5 October 2018 | Environment & sustainable developmentFoundations' operations

Ten years ago, Europe’s first philanthropic organisation devoted solely to cutting planet-warming emissions sprouted from the soil of my native Netherlands. Its successful growth in the years that followed has helped to define our times.

What does a mission-driven HR department look like?

Posted on 4 September 2018 | Diversity, migration & social inclusionFoundations' operations

At the Ford Foundation, we believe it’s important to model the kind of change we hope to see in the world. And so our efforts to disrupt inequality must start in our own organization. Our human resources department plays an important role in making sure that in every area—from grant making to administration, operations to the leadership level—the foundation is staffed by people who bring a diverse array of talents and experiences to their roles.

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