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The Philea Virtual Library includes over 1,000 free-to-download publications from a range of organisations and publishers on the topics of philanthropy, the management of foundations and the areas they are involved in and support. As a Philea member you can send us your publications for inclusion in the library which will also be added to the global IssueLab network where they will be made available to an extended audience, including users of Worldcat, the global catalogue used by tens of thousands of libraries. For questions or assistance, please contact the Philea Virtual Library.
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Communications Professionals in Philanthropy : Benchmarking Survey

November 1, 2019

In partnership with the Communications Professionals in Philanthropy Network, the European Foundation Centre (EFC) undertook a benchmarking study to better understand how EFC members are communicating strategically and leveraging different tools. This report reflects the results through September 2019.

Communication and Public Relations

Philanthropy and Global Threats: Lessons From an Ambitious Experiment

December 18, 2017

In 2008, Jeff Skoll set out to test whether a limited-life organization with $100 million and a band of driven and skillful "threat-ologists" could make progress against five of the gravest threats to humanity—climate change, pandemics, water security, nuclear proliferation, and conflict in the Middle East. After spending down the original $100 million gift, the SGTF experiment is now coming to an end. However, Jeff Skoll's philanthropy and commitment to global threats will continue. The work is being reorganized, spun out, and unified with Jeff's core philanthropic enterprise, the Skoll Foundation.

Evaluation and Learning; International Affairs, Global Challenges

Key Facts on Social Justice Grantmaking 2011

April 1, 2011

According to Key Facts on Social Justice Grantmaking (2011 Edition), social justice giving accounted for more than 14 percent of grant dollars awarded by the largest U.S. foundations in 2009. The top 25 social justice funders gave 70 percent of the total in the latest Foundation Center's annual grants sample.

Foundation Sector, History and Analysis

Key Facts on Social Justice Grantmaking

April 1, 2010

Social justice-related funding by U.S. foundations climbed to nearly 15 percent of overall grant dollars in 2008. During most of the past decade, social justice giving had represented a smaller 11 to 12 percent of grant dollars awarded by foundations included in the Foundation Center's annual grants sample.

Foundation Sector, History and Analysis

Disability Checklist For Emergency Response Per Cluster: General Protection / Inclusion Principles For People Injured and People With Disability

October 26, 2005

This document prepared by the STEP Disability Task Force is a checklist regarding the inclusion of disability-requirements in emergency response. It includes general guidelines on how to make sure disability requirements are taken into account in all aspects of disaster relief.

Disability; Humanitarian and Disaster Relief

Social Justice Grantmaking: A Report on Foundation Trends

September 1, 2005

U.S. private and community foundation support for social justice spans all major areas of foundation activity, from economic development, to health care, to the arts. Based on a definition of social justice grantmaking developed by Independent Sector and applied by the Foundation Center to its grants database, social justice funding represents 11 percent of overall foundation support. Grantmaking for social justice-related purposes has also grown since the late 1990s, although at a slower pace than overall foundation giving. Social Justice Grantmaking: A Report on Foundation Trends provides the first comprehensive study of social justice funding among U.S. grantmakers designed to further both the understanding and practice of social justice philanthropy. Prepared by the Foundation Center and Independent Sector, this groundbreaking report offers quantitative benchmarks of social justice funding ranging from principal grantmaking priorities to the geographic distribution of funding; perspective on the challenges facing social justice funders based on interviews with key grantmakers; and profiles of leading social justice funders.

Foundation Sector, History and Analysis

The Third Sector in Italy

January 1, 2002

This paper by Dr. Simonetta Patanè, LUMSA, The Faculty of Education, Rome, Italy, gives overview of legal and regulatory frame work of the third sector in Italy. It also includes notes on its evolution, the economic relevancy, funding, institutional sectors relevancy, and the trends in the development of the third sector.

Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector, Civil Society

The Percent Club Company Results

January 1, 2001

This index consists of nearly 300 companies who are committed to making an investment in the communities in which they operate. These companies are required to make a minimum investment of 1/2-percent of UK or global pre-tax profits.

Community Philanthropy; Finance and Investment

Standards of Operations of a Polish Local Philanthropic Organisations

September 1, 2000

Document drafted by representatives of 12 organisations, members of LPO Network and the Academy for the Development of Philanthropy in 2000. It presents a definition of what a local philanthropic organisation is as well as a description of standards recommended to local philanthropic organisations in order to achieve an effective management.

Community Philanthropy; Ethical issues and Good Practices

Slovak Donor's Forum. Donor's Code of Ethics

January 1, 2000

This code of ethics outlines the ethical principles and values recognised by the Slovak Donors Forum and by the members of it. The aim of this code is to improve the quality and culture of philanthropy and grantgiving in Slovakia and to provide standards by which the operations and decision making processes of foundations can be fairly judged.

Ethical issues and Good Practices

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