Commissioned by the European Philanthropy and Social Investment Infrastructure (EPSII), the following report brings together key findings concerning the present and future directions of EPSII organizations and activities based on 51 interviews and 100 literature resources. It brings together key findings concerning the present and future directions of EPSII organizations and activities and is a helpful resource for anyone interested in and/or concerned about the future of philanthropy and social investment in Europe.
Blurb: We often take infrastructure like roads or electricity for granted, however, the importance of infrastructure that helps to build an enabling environment, provide space for collaborations and offers services to professionalize the philanthropy and social investment sector should not be underestimated. This report offers a meta-analysis of this infrastructure in the context of a growing and diversifying European ecosystem that presents various opportunities and challenges. What is the view on the current state of EPSII? What trends can be observed? What are future needs and expectations? How are infrastructure organizations currently structured and what are critical success factors and competencies to fulfill these needs and expectations?