An avalanche of donations, new initiatives, mobilisation of companies, Philanthropy has experienced an unprecedented boom in these recent months. How do you explain this impulse of solidarity?
To answer this question, Etienne Eichenberger, President of the Swiss Philanthropy Foundation, was one of the guests on the last 3D ECO programme broadcasted the 21st of February 2021 on Leman bleu.
“Donors did not wait for the Covid to be generous and will not stop being generous after the pandemic”.
The President of SPF shed particular light on the mobilisation and responsiveness of the philanthropic sector during the pandemic, but also on the need for foundations and associations to show some flexibility and agility.
In addition, Etienne Eichenberger presented the international collaboration of the Swiss Philanthropy Foundation with the World Health Organization and the United Nations Foundation in the creation of the “Covid-19 Solidarity Response Fund”. After several months and with the support of 650,000 people, this emergency fund has raised more than USD 240 million.
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