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Seminar: Maximizing Engagement with American Philanthropy in Europe

An seminar for community partners in Vienna - REGISTRATION CLOSED
Tuesday, May 18, 2021, 9:30 am – 11:30 am

The seminar Maximizing Engagement with American Philanthropy in Europe welcomes participation from fundraising leaders in NGOs, philanthropic and civil society organizations, who wish to engage US philanthropy to build lasting partnerships, advance institutional aims and meet fundraising ambitions. Participants will gain insight into the role of American philanthropy in Europe and current trends in institutional philanthropy, discover how European NGOs can learn from American fundraisers, and better understand the practicalities of working with American philanthropic organizations. Participants will also receive expert advice on how European NGOs can maximize their effectiveness when collaborating with American funders.

Open and available to community partners in Vienna.

Registration closed as of Monday, May 10. Please write to for registration inquiries.

Introductory RemarksFundraising Verband Austria

Stephan Kropf, Austrian Fundraising Association

Ruth Williams, Austrian Foundations Association Verband Für Gemeinnütziges Stiften


Claire Bens, CCS Fundraising

Sarah Murray, Financial Times contributor and specialist writer on philanthropy

Olga Tarasov, Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors


Jason Weedon, Central European University 

Seminar Outline

  • Learning from the American Fundraising Model: A European Perspective
  • Current and Emerging Trends in Institutional Philanthropy
  • Working with American Funders: Maximizing Collaboration and Engagement
  • Opportunity for Discussion