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"It has become really easy to engage without organisations"

How do future generations engage? We put this question – which also concerns German foundations – to Derrick Feldmann, one of the leading experts in that field.

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Open Society Foundations – Welcome to Berlin

As recrimination and defamation by the Orban government is going on the Open Society Foundations moves all of its more than 100 staff to Berlin. It's a warning signal for civil society but also a tremendous opportunity for Berlin.

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NEXT!

The Association of German Foundations has initiated Next Philanthropy as a global collaboration to share knowledge, compare insights, and fuel a discussion. It has launched the first Next Philanthropy knowledge products.

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Future Agenda

"Future Agenda", the world's largest open foresight initiative, published a publication about the future of philanthropy. We spoke with James Alexander, Director of the Future Agenda Team.

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Lose control!

Jimmy Wales is the founder of Wikipedia. We talked to him about fake news, new trends in philanthropy and about what museums can learn from the experiences of the online encyclopaedia, with its community-based approach.

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10 years Christel Wasiek Foundation

59 projects in 10 years to help elderly people in South America, to promote solidarity with them, to connect generations and to enable education in the field of gerontology: this is the proud record of the Christel Wasiek Foundation.

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It almost never goes according to plan

Interview with Dominik Schiener, one of the founders of the IOTA Foundation: how to improve our digital age by harnessing features of a traditional German organisational form.

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Report on populism in Europe

In Western Europe, populist parties tap anti-establishment frustration but have little appeal across ideological divide. Ideology remains a powerful factor in how Europeans view key policy questions.

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Else Kröner-Fresenius Foundation: award for the work of “Pharmacists without Borders” in the slums of Buenos Aires

In an interview, Dr Judith von Heusinger, project manager for medical–humanitarian development cooperation at the Else Kröner-Fresenius Foundation, reports about this year's award decision.

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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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