5 companies with impressive corporate giving programs

Corporate giving seems to be on the rise. More and more companies are committing to this kind of corporate philanthropy. The two main ways to donate are: Matching gift programs: Corporations match employee donations to eligible nonprofits, thus doubling or tripling … Continue Reading

What did we learn at the Symposium?

Last week we attended the 2017 edition of the Swiss Foundations Symposium in Geneva, Switzerland. With over 400 people present at the event it maintained its reputation as the largest conference for foundations in Switzerland. We had a great day … Continue Reading

Optimy at the Swiss Foundation Symposium 2017

Tomorrow we will be attending the 2017 edition of the Swiss Foundation Symposium in Geneva, Switzerland. This event will be bringing together foundations and philanthropists from around Europe for a day of learning and networking.   This year’s theme is … Continue Reading

Foundations news digest – week 24

Are you interested in the philanthropy sector and its latest developments? Look no further as we have made it easy for you to keep up. Check out our handpicked articles featuring the latest philanthropy news! Andrew Forrest gives away large … Continue Reading

6 organisations that have volunteer programs to make the world a better place

Webster’s dictionary defines a volunteer as : “a person who does something by free choice usually with no payment expected or given”. This introduction may be hackneyed, but the volunteering programs you’re about to read are far from that. Check … Continue Reading

Experts for Optimy: Community Foundations and Funding Requests Management

Today we will hand it over to Vittoria Burton, Chairman of Fondazione di Comunità del Canavese and member of Assifero national council, the national membership association of Italian grant-making foundations and private institutional philanthropy. She will share her views on Community … Continue Reading

Fondation RAJA Celebrates 10 Years of Helping Women

We are delighted to announce that one of our many beloved clients, Fondation RAJA, have recently celebrated their 10 year anniversary! … Continue Reading

Experts for Optimy: Talking about Philanthropy, Technology and volunteerism 2.0

Today we will hand it over to Raffaella Pannuti, Chairman of the ANT Foundation Italy, one of the leading private organisations working in Italy in the field of palliative care and pain management. She will share her views on the … Continue Reading

International Volunteer Day: when the difference is made

The origins of the International volunteer day begin on the 5th of December 1985, when the United Nations designated this day as an international tradition to celebrate the power and potential of volunteerism. The theme of the International Volunteer Day … Continue Reading

CSR in risk management: considerations, innovation, action

At Optimy, we know that Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is becoming more important for businesses in all industries and sectors. As companies continue to grow and globalise, the benefits, as well as social, environmental, ethical and economic risks, increase accordingly. … Continue Reading