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

Topic Icon 15 May 2020

Julia Gillard announced as next Chair of Wellcome Trust

Julia Gillard has been announced as the next Chair of Wellcome Trust succeeding Eliza Manningham-Buller, who will step down in April 2021. Julia Gillard, the former Prime Minister of Australia from 2007-2013, who oversaw the successful management of Australia’s economy...

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Philanthropy infrastructure, Research, Science and Technology

Topic Icon 14 May 2020

EUStaff4Climate launch COVID-19 solidarity fund with King Baudouin Foundation

EUStaff4Climate, in cooperation with EFC member King Baudouin Foundation, have created a fund for EU staff to support the response to the COVID-19 crisis. The solidarity fund will seek to address the immediate needs of civil protection agencies, hospitals, health...

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Health and Well-being, Philanthropy infrastructure

Topic Icon 14 May 2020

European philanthropy at the nexus of disability and the SDGs - the EFC's first accessible publication

In collaboration with Disability Hub Europe, the European Social Fund, and Fundación ONCE, the EFC has published "European philanthropy at the nexus of disability and the SDGs" - the EFC's first accessible publication. The new publication contains a series of...

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Disability, Socio-economic Development, Poverty

Topic Icon 14 May 2020

efc.be celebrates its first anniversary

As part of the EFC's 30th anniversary activities, the EFC launched a new website on the 14 May last year, adopting a new approach and easier navigation, to encourage engagement and to champion philanthropy by telling the story of the...

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Philanthropy infrastructure

Topic Icon 13 May 2020

Investing in our mission - A five-year case study of fossil fuel divestment at the Rockefeller Brothers Fund

Since committing to fully align its investments with its mission in 2014, the Rockefeller Brothers Fund has cut fossil fuel exposure to less than one percent of its portfolio. Financial performance over more than five years has outstripped the market...

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Environment and Sustainable Development

Topic Icon 07 May 2020

Coronavirus Global Response event raises €7.4 billion for universal access to vaccines

The Coronavirus Global Response pledging event on 4 May raised €7.4 billion for the collaborative development and universal deployment of diagnostics, treatments and vaccines against coronavirus. The event, organised in response to a call by the WHO to create global collaboration in the development,...

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Global Challenges, Peace-building, Health and Well-being, Research, Science and Technology

Topic Icon 07 May 2020

New to philanthropy? Check out these professional development resources for newcomers

The COVID-19 crisis has compelled us all to find new ways of learning and working. Several EFC members are encouraging their junior staff to make the most of this time and focus on professional development. Numerous resources are available to...

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Philanthropy infrastructure

Topic Icon 06 May 2020

How are EFC members mitigating the impact of COVID-19?

See something missing? Fill in our submission form We would like to say a huge thank you to the 100+ EFC members who responded to our COVID-19 survey. In doing so, you helped us gain an overview of not only...

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Global Challenges, Peace-building, Health and Well-being, Philanthropy infrastructure

Topic Icon 05 May 2020

ECNL release handbook on "How to Use EU Law to Protect Civic Space"

The European Center for Not-for-Profit Law (ECNL) has released a handbook "How to Use EU Law to Protect Civic Space", created in partnership with DAFNE and the EFC, providing practical guidance for CSOs to advocate and litigate using EU law...

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Human Rights and Citizenship, Philanthropy infrastructure

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