10 minute survey: From Good to Great Philanthropy


Many foundations would probably claim that the work they are doing is good – but how many would say it’s great? In order to make this leap, are there certain ingredients which must be present in order to position a foundation in a way that allows for greatness to be possible? In the interest of understanding European foundations’ thoughts on these matters, we are requesting your time to take this 10-minute survey!

The survey results and more will be explored during the session “From Good to Great Philanthropy”">, organised as part of the forthcoming EFC Annual General Assembly and Conference in Copenhagen. This interactive workshop will also bridge two previous EFC AGA and Conference sessions, namely: “Impact Island” which considered impact assessment (Cascais, 2011), and ”Risky Business” which explored risk in programming (Belfast, 2012).

Results will be presented in an aggregate manner and totally anonymously and, we hope, will begin to paint a picture of what greatness could like look in European foundations. For, after all, no one talks about the Good Wall of China or Good Britain. Thank you for your time!

The Good to Great Design Team
(Bernard van Leer Foundation, Bertelsmann Stiftung, EFC, Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio di Cuneo, Working Group on Philanthropy for Social Justice and Peace)