The Palgrave Handbook of Global Philanthropy is a comprehensive reference guide to the practice of philanthropy across twenty-six nations and regions, edited by ECSP colleague Pamala Wiepking and Femida Handy.
Erasmus Centre for Strategic Philanthropy
The Erasmus Centre for Strategic Philanthropy (ECSP) is a knowledge and learning center that contributes to the performance and effectiveness of the philanthropic sector. Our mission is to support, stimulate and challenge non-grantseeking European foundations in realizing their full potential for societal benefit.
ECSP offers capacity building services to established and beginning foundations and their main stakeholders. We initiate boundary-crossing research projects, develop competence-oriented training and education programs, and provide complementary advisory services upon request.
ECSP values the development of a vital philanthropy learning ecosystem for practitioners and academics in Europe and we contribute to that as a platform and network for knowledge sharing. We emphasize our bridging role between academics and practitioners and support the learning dialogue between these groups.
ECSP was established in 2009 by two schools at Erasmus University, the Erasmus School of Economics and the Rotterdam School of Management, and a leading Dutch family foundation. It is an independent center located on the Erasmus University campus in Rotterdam to facilitate access to academic thought leaders in the disciplines of economics, management, social sciences, law, history and philosophy.
Legislation governing foundations varies from country to country; it reflects the culture, traditions and context in which the legal system and the foundation sector in a given state have developed. ECSP’s partner the European Foundation Centre has published an updated version of its “Comparative Highlights of Foundation Laws: The Operating Environment for Foundations in Europe”.
ECSP seeks to develop two teaching cases on corporate governance challenge in foundations and is looking for foundations that have recently faced a corporate governance related dilemma and are interested in joining this very enriching experience..
.. of intensive one-day Boot Camps, informative Masterclasses and inspiring Information meetings to support, stimulate and challenge foundations in realizing their full potential for societal benefit. Take a look at our events page!
Vandaag wordt tijdens een conferentie van SMO in het kader van Internationale Vrouwendag een eerste kopie van de publicatie “De economische kracht van de ondernemende vrouw” overhandigd aan minister Ploumen. ECSP leverde een bijdrage over de kracht van vrouwen in de filantropie.
A growing number of foundations is interested in the impact of their work. Quasi-experimental research is one of the proven evaluation methods to establish the causal impact of interventions. On 16 February 2015, ECSP will organize a meeting for foundation staff focusing on this specific type of research.