Ann Huijbregts-Gummels has been appointed the next Executive Director of the Erasmus Center for Strategic Philanthropy (ECSP) in Rotterdam. She will take over from Michiel de Wilde, who will become the director of the Goldschmeding Foundation.
Erasmus Centre for Strategic Philanthropy
The Erasmus Centre for Strategic Philanthropy (ECSP) was founded to enhance the performance and effectiveness of the philanthropic sector. We aspire to be a preeminent knowledge and learning centre that supports, stimulates and challenges (non-grantseeking) foundations and their partners in realizing their full potential for societal benefit.
ECSP is embarking on an exciting new phase, with an increased focus on strategic philanthropy and systemic change. To us, these themes relate to the dual challenge of structuring and managing versatile and truly performance-oriented (impact-driven) philanthropic organizations and contributing effectively and efficiently to the resolution of complex societal issues.
ECSP offers capacity-building services to established and beginning (family, independent and corporate) foundations and their main stakeholders in three areas: Training and Education, Advisory Services and Learning Networks and Events. We develop competence-oriented learning programmes, provide ‘strategy and impact’ advisory services and initiate boundary-crossing research projects.
ECSP is an independent centre, supported by a group of prominent foundations and affiliated with Erasmus University Rotterdam. We embrace the idea of a vital philanthropy knowledge sharing and learning ecosystem for practitioners, experts and academics in Europe. Therefore, ECSP continuously seeks out new partners to explore ways to collaborate and exchange knowledge, such as international membership organizations, research and knowledge institutions and consulting firms.
ECSP emphasizes its bridging role between philanthropy practitioners and academics and our activities are therefore connected to academic research and education where possible. We enjoy working with all international academics that share our interest in developing and sharing relevant knowledge about the potential and effectiveness of foundations and the broader philanthropic sector.
“Philanthropy is nimble”, said our guest speaker Angus Hogg, Chairman of the Carnegie UK Trust, at the onset of the Peace Philanthropy Learning Event, which took place on the 16th of November 2016. To read the full report of the day, please click here.
De opleiding Besturen van Filantropisch Fondsen richt zich op iedereen die vrijwilliger-bestuurslid is van een (vermogens)fonds, of overweegt om in de toekomst zitting te nemen in een dergelijk bestuur. De opleiding heeft als doel om toekomstige en zittende bestuursleden, aan de hand van vier thema's en acht bijeenkomsten, toe te rusten om goed voorbereid zitting te nemen in een bestuur van een fonds en de kwaliteit en impact van het betreffende fonds te vergroten.
How can philanthropists effectively support systemic change that leads to peace and justice for all? The Erasmus Centre for Strategic Philanthropy and the Carnegie Foundation are together organizing a participatory learning event on the contribution of philanthropy to preventing, mitigating and resolving conflict, and to building stable, resilient and peaceful societies.
ERIM researcher Pamala Wiepking and RSM PhD Candidate Lonneke Roza of Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM) won the AOM Emerald Best International Symposium Award at the 7 August, Academy of Management Conference 2016 in Anaheim, California. The symposium, co-organised by these two women, explored how non-profit organisations can become more meaningful through global philanthropy.