European Commission launches expert group on philanthropic research funding

first_imgEuropean Commission launches expert group on philanthropic research funding Howard Lake | 2 February 2007 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. It is expected to report on its findings by November 2007.The work will also be used by the European Forum on Philanthropy and Research Funding which is to be launched later this year by the European Foundation Centre.  16 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The European Commission has set up an expert group to look at how universities could raise more funds from philanthropic sources such as foundations, trusts, charities, corporate and private donors and alumni.The formation of the group was recommended by a conference on the same subject in Brussels in March 2006. It comprises representatives of foundations, universities and research bodies from across Europe and is chaired by William Wakeham, vice chancellor of the University of Southampton.The group will analyse the situation in Europe and abroad and highlight good practices in university fundraising structures, managing relations with donors and public administration support. The group will then develop guidelines for the interactions of universities with private donors, based on concrete strategies and means for successful fundraising. Advertisementlast_img

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