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Homo Homini Research Institute;
The study shows the philanthropic attitudes and patterns of the wealthiest Poles in order to understand the motivation for and the scale and type of philanthropic engagement.
L'Observatoire de la Fondation de France;
This document presents the philanthropic landscape in Europe. Ten countries are considered. Individual giving as well as the foundation sector are considered. It includes statistical data, and comparisons with US philanthropic sector.
Polish Donors Forum;
This handbook is a set of guidelines to help in effective management of foundations established by companies. It constitutes the fruit of three years of joint work of 45 corporate foundations carried out with the support of the Polish Donors Forum. The standards are a tool of self-regulation.The solutions developped in 12 different areas, based on good practices from Poland and abroad, and their efficiency has already been verified in practice by project participants, are recommended for all corporate foundations.
It includes various sources of information. The report is also available in Polish (http://www.forumdarczyncow.pl/text.php?menu_id=625).
Polish Donors Forum;
This document presents data collected about the corporate foundation sector in Poland in the framework of a survey conducted in June- September 2012.
This report provides a thorough and comprehensive analysis of the contributions that foundations make to support research and innovation in EU Member States, Norway and Switzerland. Over the last 25 years, the role of foundations as supporters of research and innovation in Europe has grown significantly in scope and scale. However, the landscape is fragmented and, till now, largely uncharted. Little is known about the vast majority of such foundations, their activities or even their number, and information about their real impact on research and innovation in Europe was very limited. A team of national experts in the EU 27 (and Norway and Switzerland), led by VU University Amsterdam, has therefore been commissioned by the European Commission to study foundations' contribution to research and innovation in the EU under the name EUFORI. This study helps fill this knowledge gap by analysing foundations' financial contributions, and provides useful insights into the different ways they operate. It also identifies emerging trends and the potential for exploring synergies and collaboration between foundations, research-funding agencies, businesses and research institutes.
Center for Civil Society Studies at Johns Hopkins Institute for Policy Studies;
Drawing on the findings of the Johns Hopkins Comparative Nonprofit Sector Project, this report provides a broad overview of the civil society sector in countries spanning all six inhabited continents and includes just-released data on developing countries in Africa, Asia, and the Middle East. The report provides a comparative overview of the civil society sector in 35 countries; analyzes the scope, size, composition, and financing of the sector, including new data on nonprofit employment, volunteering, expenditures, and revenues; examines geographic patterns and characteristics of the nonprofit sector; and presents data in dozens of easy-to-read charts.
Active Citizenship Foundation;
The final report analyses a research project carried out by the Active Citizenship Foundation (FONDACA) and the Active Citizenship Network (ACN) on the partnerships involving businesses and citizens' organisations in Europe. This project was conducted in eight European Union Countries (Austria, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Malta, Poland, Slovenia, United Kingdom).The report includes three pages of bibliographical references and an annex consisting of a questionnaire for interviews with Key persons evaluating CSR partnerships between companies and citizens' organisations.
Academy for the Development of Philanthropy in Poland;
Document drafted by representatives of 12 organisations, members of LPO Network and the Academy for the Development of Philanthropy in 2000. It presents a definition of what a local philanthropic organisation is as well as a description of standards recommended to local philanthropic organisations in order to achieve an effective management.
Compiled by Joerg Forbrig, Programme Officer and Pavol Demes, Director for Central and Eastern Europe, of the German Marshall Fund in the US, this article is based on a presentation delivered to the annual meeting of the Grantmakers East Group in Sofia, Bulgaria, in October 2004. Presenting the preliminary results of research carried out on home-grown grantmakers funding civic initiatives in the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia, it demonstrates why indigenous grantmakers can be considered a potential source of funding, after the departure of foreign grantmakers from this area.
Johns Hopkins Institute for Policy Studies;
The role that voluntary organisations played in the breakthroughs of 1989 occasionally overshadows the larger historical significance of the non-profit sector in Poland. In fact, civic efforts have a long-standing history in Polish society. Efforts to alleviate poverty, bolster the national spirit, and preserve Polish culture became important social, cultural and political forces after Poland lost its independence in the 18th century.
Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS);
The ability of citizens and businesses to move freely throughout the EU lies at the heart of European integration and the Single Market. Driven by the availability of jobs and resources, migration is generally demonstrated to result in an increase in aggregate output and income. Therefore, international migration has enormous implications for the growth and welfare of both originating and destination countries.
International money remittances play an important role in this development, shown to generally reduce poverty, increase small business investment and thus contribute to GDP growth. Together with international migration, the volume of remittances has indeed increased significantly over the past ten years in the EU, reaching €31.2 billion in 2010. This document includes findings from a recent study of remittances in Poland -- which demonstrates their significant impact on the Polish economy over the past 20 years through increased GDP growth and welfare.