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Comment Mesurer l'Impact d'un Projet Alimentaire? Evaluer les Contributions d'un Projet à la Durabilité du Système Alimentaire

April 1, 2019

This guide is a user's manual to an innovative impact evaluation methodology, developed within the framework of the Syalinnov (Innovative Food Systems) project of the Daniel & Nina Carasso Foundation.Offering a 7-step approach and quickly appropriated tools, this publication aims to enable organizations involved in the field of food to measure their impact on the sustainability of the food system in order to develop their project and their impact.

Environment and Sustainable Development; Evaluation and Learning; Food and Agriculture

L'Agenda pour un Futur Numérique et Ecologique

March 1, 2019

This report suggests 50 new ways to connect the digital and the ecological transitions. Published in March 2019, it targets innovators, public actors, companies and research organisations and aims to inspire their agendas for innovation, research, R&D and public action.This publication was produced by Fing as part of its Transitions² program, in partnership with ADEME, Iddri, Inria,, the Conseil National du Numérique and Explor'ables.

Environment and Sustainable Development; International Affairs, Global Challenges; Science and Technology

Le Rôle des Fondations et Fonds de Dotation dans l'Investissement à Impact Social en France

January 1, 2019

This study presents the situation of social impact investment in France and reminds that social investment can be an additional tool to serve the public interest.

Finance and Investment; Grantmaking and Programme Management

Private Philanthropy For Development

March 1, 2018

This report calls into question assumptions about the volume, nature and potential of foundations' engagement in developing countries, and the role they can play to support the SDGs. It presents ground-breaking data and analysis that capture previously non-existent global and comparable quantitative and qualitative data on how foundations support development.The report examines philanthropic resource flows for development purposes, as well as foundations' priorities, practices and partnering behaviours. It presents fresh perspectives and action-oriented recommendations to optimise philanthropy's role in support of sustainable development.It also offers practical insights for government policy makers and decision makers in civil society organisations, social enterprises and foundations. It results from close co-operation between the OECD Development Centre's Network of Foundations Working for Development (netFWD) and the OECD Development Co-operation Directorate.

Foundation Sector, History and Analysis; International Affairs, Global Challenges; Socio-economic Development, Poverty

Auto-évaluer l'Impact Social de Projets Artistiques : Guide Pratique

January 1, 2018

This guide was developed from the experimental evaluation and capitalization process of the Art & Territory Call for projects led by the Daniel and Nina Carasso Foundation with 20 project leaders and in partnership with Nuova Vista between 2014 and 2016. The 20 projects supported provide a concrete answer to the evaluative question: "How can a demanding artistic approach contribute to living together on a territory? "This methodological guide aims to help cultural stakeholders to identify and evaluate their social impact. It is conceived in a logic of self-evaluation: the evaluation process is defined and implemented by the organisation itself.To find additional information and practical tools related to that guide:

Arts and Culture; Evaluation and Learning; Human Rights, Citizenship, Democracy

Fondations Abritantes, Fondations sous Égide : Un Ecosystème au Service de l’Intérêt Général : Enjeux, Nouveaux Acteurs, Diversification des Modèles

November 20, 2017

The French Center for Funds and Foundations (CFF) published, in partnership with six sheltering foundations, a study highlighting the rise of foundations under umbrella and sheltering foundations in France.A summary of the main data is avalaible online:

Foundation Sector, History and Analysis

Les Français et le Mécénat des Entreprises et des Entrepreneurs : Rapport d'Etude

October 1, 2017

A study that provides data regarding the perception of philanthropy, corporate philanthropy more specifically, by the general public in France. It demonstrates that the legitimity of philanthropy in France is quite high. 

Communication and Public Relations; Corporate Philanthropy; Foundation Sector, History and Analysis

Bilan 2011-2016 sur l'évolution des fondations en France : un paysage contrasté

February 1, 2017

Observations and conclusions regarding the evolution of foundations in France from 2011 to 2016.

Foundation Sector, History and Analysis

Les fondations en Belgique Rapport 2017

January 1, 2017

The first part of the book describes the foundation landscape in Belgium. The second part presents the results of a survey replied by 227 philanthropic and public foundations from Belgium about their governance, practices and activities.

Etude Sur Les Rémunérations Individuelles: Organisations D'intérêt Général

December 1, 2016

Second edition of a study on the remunerations in the nonprofit sector in France.

La France qui donne: Etat de la recherche sur le don en France

December 1, 2015

This book, which is the result of a collaboration between The Observatory of the Fondation de France and the Essec Business School's Chair in Philanthropy, provides an overview of existing research on the private giving sector in France. It provides basic statistics on individual giving, corporate philanthropy, foundations and lottery giving in France. Bibliographical references are included.

Foundation Sector, History and Analysis; Giving and Volunteering; Philanthropy, Theory, Philosophy and History

Répondre aux Crises: L'AFD, La Fondation de France et le Financement des ONG en Haïti à la Suite du Séisme

November 1, 2015

The French Agency for Development (AFD) and the French Foundation both gave support in Haïti after the earthquake of 2010. This report is a common assessment of their investment. In this framework, the collaboration between stakeholders is essential, as between those who support long term development, like the French Agency for Development, and those who react to a specific crisis, like the French Foundation in the case of Haïti. This common evaluation is a first collaborative step for both institutions towards future partnerships.

Collaborative Philanthropy and Partnerships; Humanitarian and Disaster Relief

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