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The Rank Foundation, a leading foundation dedicated to supporting social welfare and community development initiatives in the United Kingdom, joins the European Research Network on Philanthropy (ERNOP) as an associated member. This adds another stepping stone in  fostering in philanthropic research across Europe.

ERNOP, renowned for its commitment to advancing the understanding and impact of philanthropy in the European context, welcomes the Rank Foundation as a valuable addition to its network of researchers and academics. By joining ERNOP, the Rank Foundation strengthens its engagement with the broader philanthropic community and contributes to the advancement of knowledge in the field.

Deputy Chief Executive Caroline Broadhurst expressed her enthusiasm for this partnership, stating, “We’re delighted to join ERNOP and value their work in promoting excellence in philanthropic research. This is such an important area in the broad field of philanthropy, and we look forward to contributing from our own learning and practice in the U.K.”

ERNOP Executive Director Barry Hoolwerf states that “The addition of the Rank Foundation to ERNOP underscores their commitment to fostering philanthropy research, collaboration and knowledge-sharing. Besides, we also believe that their expertise and insights will enrich our collective efforts.”

As an associated member of ERNOP, the Rank Foundation will actively participate in research projects, conferences, and other initiatives aimed at advancing philanthropic understanding and practice in Europe. The membership expresses the need promote effective and evidence based philanthropy and address societal challenges on a national and European scale.