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Read all the latest news from the EFC, our members and the wider philanthropic sector.

Topic Icon 05 June 2020

Ford Foundation launches $50 million global fellowship programme to identify and develop the next generation of social justice leaders working to advance solutions to inequality

The Ford Foundation has announced the launch of a ten-year, $50 million initiative aimed at identifying and developing the next generation of social justice leaders working to advance solutions to inequality. The inaugural cohort of twenty-four Ford Global Fellows includes social change leaders from...

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Diversity, Migration and Social Inclusion, Human Rights and Citizenship

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Insaan Group publish "A Code of Practice for Non-Profit Organizations"

The Insaan Group, in collaboration with Philanthropy Age and the British Standards Institution (BSI) have published "A Code of Practice for Non-Profit Organizations" providing non-profit organisations with a range of good management practices to consider and implement. The publication focuses...

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Philanthropy infrastructure

Topic Icon 25 May 2020

European Social Catalyst Fund application deadline extended

The deadline for applications to the European Social Catalyst Fund (ESCF) has been extended to 11 September due to the ongoing complications caused by COVID-19. The fund seeks to support the development of detailed implementation plans to scale proven social...

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Human Rights and Citizenship, Socio-economic Development, Poverty

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Press release: Angel Font appointment as new EFC Chair heralds new era of cohesion, cooperation and partnerships

Angel Font appointment as new EFC Chair heralds new era of cohesion, cooperation and partnerships Brussels, 20 May 2020 – Angel Font, Corporate Director of Research and Strategy at “la Caixa” Foundation in Spain, has been elected the new Chair...

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Philanthropy infrastructure

Topic Icon 20 May 2020

EFC Governance changes 2020

At the EFC’s 31st Annual General Assembly, held online for the first time ever on 20 May, 2020, several changes and amendments to the EFC’s governance structure were voted upon, ratified and implemented. Governing Council The following eleven organisations stepped...

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Philanthropy infrastructure

Topic Icon 20 May 2020

EFC publishes 2019 Annual Review and Financial Statement

The EFC has just published its Annual Review and Financial Statement of 2019 following approval at the Annual General Assembly which took place online on 20 May. The Review contains new sections on our Thematic Networks and the SDGs, a...

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Philanthropy infrastructure

Topic Icon 19 May 2020

Vladimir Potanin Foundation publish "Future of Philanthropy: the Key Trends - Meta-analysis of Forecasts"

The Vladimir Potanin Foundation has published a new publication "Future of Philanthropy: the Key Trends - Meta-analysis of Forecasts" examining key trends in global philanthropy. The strategic goal of the publication is to identify optimal ways of philanthropy transformation and...

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Philanthropy infrastructure

Topic Icon 17 May 2020

EFC Gender Equality Thematic Network stands with LGBTQI communities all over the world on International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia

On the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (17 May), the EFC Gender Equality Thematic Network is raising awareness of the need to defend and advance the rights of the LGBTQI community. This International Day is an appropriate moment...

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Gender, Human Rights and Citizenship

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Centre on African Philanthropy and Social Investment publishes "The State of African Philanthropy"

The 21st century will culminate in a unique convergence of opportunities and challenges on the African continent. The continent’s population will reach an estimated four billion people by 2100, by which point the majority of Africans will live in the...

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Philanthropy infrastructure

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