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Climate philanthropy networks : Shaping and supporting the philanthropy ecosystem in the field of climate

May 2, 2022

This mapping shows the growing diversity and number of networks that have embraced the mission to support and grow the development of the philanthropy ecosystem in the field of climate. The twenty-one organisations presented range from those that are solely dedicated to climate issues to more general networks that work in a range of areas. Each profile gives a flavor of the organisation or platform's activities and goals. This mapping exercise is part of the activities of the Philanthropy Coalition for Climate (, a group of foundations, philanthropy infrastructure organisations and other partners gathered around the aim to empower philanthropy to drive bold climate action and transformational change in Europe and beyond.

Collaborative Philanthropy and Partnerships; Environment and Sustainable Development; Foundation Sector, History and Analysis

Organisational Development : A Preliminary Overview

July 1, 2021

The European Foundation Centre undertook a survey to better understand existing organisational development practices among its members. The results of the study served also to inform the launching event of its newly created community of practice focusing on organisational development support.

Grantmaking and Programme Management

EFC Gender Equality Network: Initial Gender Mainstreaming Assessment

December 1, 2019

The members of the Gender Equality Network have initiated an assessment to reflect on and share their experiences in integrating the gender dimension structurally into their organisational policies, practices and culture in the pursuit of greater equality.This report offers an initial analysis of the experiences and approaches of six funders; C&A Foundation, Foundation CHANEL, Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust, King Baudouin Foundation, Open Society Foundations, and the Wellcome Trust.

Administration and Management; Ethical issues and Good Practices; Gender and Women

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

Key Facts about European Philanthropy Working Internationally

January 1, 2019

The European Foundation Centre and the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation surveyed a sample of Europe-based EFC members to better understand how, why and what drives their international strategy and work. This infographic lays out key findings from that survey.

Foundation Sector, History and Analysis; Governance, Boards and Strategy

Member Survey 2017

May 1, 2018

This infographic presents a snapshot of some key characteristics of EFC Members. The data was collected in 2017 as part of a general EFC Member survey.

Foundation Sector, History and Analysis

Diversity and Philanthropy

May 1, 2018

This infographic presents a picture of how EFC Members approach the issue of diversity within their own organisations. The data was collected in 2017 as part of a general EFC Member survey.

Foundation Sector, History and Analysis

Key Facts on Foundation Evaluation, 2017

November 6, 2017

In 2017 Foundation Center surveyed a sample of U.S.-based foundations about whether they conduct evaluations, what they evaluate, and whether they share what they learn outside of their organization. This infographic lays out key findings from that survey.

Evaluation and Learning

Individual Giving and Philanthropy in Turkey (Infographic)

November 1, 2016

Civil society organizations (CSOs) are at the heart of Turkey's democratization process. Today there are more than 109,000 associations and 5,075 new foundations (established after the Republic) operating along with many informal organizations such as platforms, initiatives, and groups. Their areas of work are mostly concentrated in social solidarity, delivering social services, education, health and various rights-based issues. Over the past years, the not-for-profit sector in Turkey has grown both in size and the level of participation, and played a significant role in providing services and contributing to the democratization of the country. Despite all of these developments, legal constraints and financial sustainability continue to pose a challenge for the future of the sector. It is of critical importance for CSOs to ensure their financial viability to make a difference in society and contribute to social change through their activities and work

Foundation Sector, History and Analysis; Giving and Volunteering

Russia Giving 2016

November 1, 2016

Russia Giving 2014-2016

Foundation Sector, History and Analysis

Le Mécénat d'Entreprise en France: Les Principales Conclusions de l'Enquête Admical - CSA

March 3, 2014

Statistical data regarding corporate philanthropy in France which have been collected through a survey done by phone from 10th to 17th of February 2014 by CSA for Admical with a sample of 1019 companies of 1 or more employees.

Corporate Philanthropy

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