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The reform of foundation law is coming

The bill to standardize foundation law will enter into force on 1 July 2023. The legislator has addressed important demands made by the Association of German Foundations and by academia, paving the way for improvements for small and large foundations alike.

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Reflecting on 25 years of progress for gender equality – and how far there is to go

Twenty-five years ago, the World Conference on Women in Beijing adopted a Platform for Action that transformed national and international policies almost all over the world, recognizing that women’s rights are human rights. It impacted not millions, but billions of people.

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“The SDGs are a powerful common language”

Benjamin Bellegy, Executive Director at the Worldwide Initiatives for Grantmaker Support (WINGS), on his new plans for the global SDG Philanthropy Platform (SDGPP).

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Partnering to Crush the Curve

How does Covid-19 affect African philanthropy? What are the biggest challenges for the philanthropy sector in Kenya? We spoke to Nancy Kairo, Executive Director East Africa Region of the African Venture Philanthropy Alliance (AVPA) and Evans Okinyi, Chief Executive Officer of the East Africa Philanthropy Network (EAPN) about their concerns and how their associations react to the “new normal”.

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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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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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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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The latest news from the Association of German Foundations.

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