A practical guide to grant management

Being a grantmaker is never easy when there are so many tasks to do for each application and when there are many applications to look through, it makes your job as a grantmaker harder. This article is put together to … Continue Reading

10 foundations whose funds go towards global economic development projects

An article consisting of lists of grantmakers whose aims are to make as many impacts for one purpose – giving opportunities to everyone. Have a read to see what each foundation’s missions are. Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation The foundation … Continue Reading

Foundations news digest – week 28

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! Gates Foundation Commits $20 Million … Continue Reading

Optimy at the Swiss Foundation Symposium and German Foundation Congress!

The last few months have been very busy for Optimy! First we had CeBIT, the digital economy’s most important gathering. After that was the Think!Sponsorship Conference and just a week ago we attended two other exciting events: the German Foundation … Continue ReadingContinue Reading

How to plan a charity event in 10 steps

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How to involve employees in solidarity projects?

« The world’s leading hotel operator, AccorHotels has built its history on a deep dedication to forging ties. As a leader, we have always cared about upholding a high level of commitment to our employees, our guests, our partners and our … Continue ReadingContinue Reading

Violence against Women Day & big events: a challenge for foundations?

In these past days one important and international event has taken place: the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. The United Nations General Assembly has designated the 25th of November as the day to raise awareness for … Continue ReadingContinue Reading

Rise of philanthropy in developing countries

An article published in the Guardian gives interesting details concerning the increasing interest in philanthropy by local businesses in developing countries. Indeed, according to a Global Philanthropy for Communications report, the number of community foundations, which is one type of … Continue ReadingContinue Reading

The benefits of art funding for the community

How does support of the arts contribute on the national, state, or local level? … Continue Reading