Ariadne
GFMD IMPACT analysis of related projects and initiatives - Ariadne (European Funders for Social Change and Human Rights). (Last updated by Tom Law - March 1, 2021)
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Ariadne

Project design

Goals & aims

"Ariadne is a network for funders set up and run by funders. It is a private community that connects European donors and foundation staff working to support social change, human dignity, human rights and justice.
It was set up by a number of European funders because they felt that peer support could strengthen philanthropy, help funders to work more strategically, and encourage new donors to enter the field with maximum impact. Between them, its members have helped to create private resources that are used for the benefit of the wide community of funders and donors, and public resources that are available on this website and via our twitter feed for the benefit of civil society as a whole.

Governance structure

Partners

Ariadne's extensive list of supporters can be found here: https://www.ariadne-network.eu/our-supporters/

Audience

European-based grant-makers focused on human rights and social change.

Geographic focus

Europe

Languages

  • English, French, German, and Dutch.
  • Some Ariadne activities are carried out in other European languages.

Thematic focus

Relevant publications

Main activities

Grant skills: Ariadne supports new funders and those seeking to brush up and extend their skills to explore both basic and more complex topics in a series of free or subsidised master-classes, workshops and grant skills days.
Online Portal: This is password protected and free to use for funders. Each grant-maker or donor who is an Ariadne member has their own private profile page that includes a brief bio and their interests.
Combining Resources: Ariadne provides a series of tools to make working together simpler and easier for donors and funders. Ariadne also creates a monthly online summary, called Ariadne’s Thread, which carries details of research, legal judgements and new reports of interest to social change and human rights funders.
Networking Offline and Online: Ariadne holds a number of events and networking dinners throughout the year.
Sharing Experiences: Ariadne dedicates time to create environments where their members feel comfortable sharing experiences.
Mapping and Knowledge Tools: Ariadne has helped to create a number of new knowledge tools for funders

Types of content

Online Portal: This is password protected and free to use for funders. Each grant-maker or donor who is an Ariadne member has their own private profile page that includes a brief bio and their interests. It can only be accessed by other members who are logged in. Each member can choose to join more than 120 communities, set up by funders for funders, which focus on different issues, regions or languages.
Please contact us at [email protected] if
  • We have not included information about this organisation/initiative that you think is relevant
  • You work for this organisation and would like to talk to us about how we can collaborate
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