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Together we can do it: The potential of philanthropy for the SDGs

Crises and radical changes characterise this year. Many of us realise: we must work for a more just, peaceful and sustainable world! What can foundations contribute? We show this in our new online report.

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Interview: A strong post-crisis Europe cannot be achieved without the non-profit sector!

On 1 July Germany took over the Presidency of the Council of the European Union for the next six months. In an interview with Marie-Alix Baroness Ebner von Eschenbach, who is executive board member of the Association of German Foundations, she explained aspects regarding the role of the civil society in Germany’s programme for the Council Presidency and informed about messages Germany is going to send with regard to foundations on the European level. 

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When digital means more, not less – DAFNE Summer Meeting

The DAFNE’s annual Summer Meeting was held on 19 May 2020. This flashback explores it's topics and issues touched on at the meeting.

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Kirsten Hommelhoff will be the new Secretary General of the Association of German Foundations

The lawyer and foundation manager Kirsten Hommelhoff will be the first woman to head Europe’s biggest association of foundations. Kirsten Hommelhoff will take office on September 1, 2020.

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Keeper of Stability in the Crisis – Foundations as a Constant in Society

Current figures of the Association of German Foundations show: Foundations remain attractive.

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NextPhilanthropy: What have we learned, and what’s next in global philanthropy?

In February Alliance Magazine hosted an event in London to discuss learnings and the latest trends in global philanthropy.

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Philanthropic activities in East Africa

The East Africa Philanthropy Data Portal on philanthropic activities in Kenya, Uganda, and Tanzania is now available for the public.

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Local Action for Global Good - why and how to embrace the SDGs

While focusing on community foundations, there are lessons which could be applicable to other foundations, in particular those with a local area focus. This blog highlights the relevance of the work of community foundations to the SDGs and describes an approach to embrace the Global Goals at local level.

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The SDGs are our yardstick

Michael Beier, Chairman of the of the Heinz Sielmann Foundation talks about Fridays for Future and the importance of foundations for fighting climate change. 

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Change in the management of the Association of German Foundations

Secretary General Felix Oldenburg has announced he will resign from his role in March 2020. He will continue as chair of Donors and Foundations Networks in Europe (DAFNE) until January 2021.

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What’s next in the foundation and philanthropy sector?

Our first few hypotheses are: it will be more global, more transparent, more participatory, more collaborative, more digital, and more entrepreneurial; and there will be larger investment.

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