Having travelled to Heidelberg for the Charities Aid Foundation’s Foundation School earlier this month, I’m not looking forward to another long flight to Europe for the EFC annual meeting and Foundation Week. Nor am I happy about my carbon footprint. But I am still looking forward to networking with my European colleagues and I trust that it will be worthwhile given the thought-provoking programme that Gerry Salole and his colleagues have designed for Foundation Week. I appreciate the risk that EFC took by harnessing the power of self-organizing networks and allowing the Foundation Week programme to emerge organically from the members of the network. The session organized by the Russian Donors Forum is particularly intriguing considering that the Global Greengrants Fund makes a lot of environmental grants in Siberia and the Russian Far East.
We will soon see how it all goes.