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A Map of the Craft 2012

January 1, 2012

Go to to find guides, videos, and other resources related to the practices identified here. You can also use this map to reflect on your own approaches, set professional development goals, plan learning workshops, and get a broad view of the craft as it is practiced today.

Highlights of Untapped Potential: European Foundation Funding for Women and Girls

May 16, 2011

Though the philanthropic sector in Europe is expansive and far-reaching, numbering approximately 110,000 foundations with annual expenditures of €100 billion, surprisingly little is known about the breadth of European foundations, the nature of their work, or the allocation of their funds. Yet data are critical to informed decisionmaking and effective philanthropy. It is in that spirit that Mama Cash, the world's oldest international women's fund, commissioned this research study to understand the scope, distribution and diversity of European-based funding, with a specific focus on women and girls.

Regional Trends; Special Topic Trends