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Here you will find information and resources for, and about, community foundations in Europe. There are stories from practitioners, reports from events, other publications and videos which draw on our analysis of the field and consolidate learning. This is presented in chronological order with the most recent appearing first. You can search Knowledge Centre by key word or by applying filters.

  • 07.2021

    Think-a-thon

    by Boris Strečanský, ECFI

    A reflection on the motivation of peer to peer fundraising and the significance of the value of participation in ‘thons’ as a demonstration of civic engagement and building of social capital

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    Blog
  • 06.2021

    Be Prepared, Be Brave, Begin

    by James Magowan, ECFI

    This is a personal reflection on ‘All In 2021’ – the Community Foundations of Canada bi-annual conference. It focuses on the challenges presented to the community foundation field and considers the relevance of these to a European context. It also highlights the important role of support infrastructure.

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    CF
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    Blog
  • 06.2021

    Adapting two fundraising events into successful online versions

    by Oradea Community Foundation, Romania

    Report from ECFI's Action Learning – Digital transformation on adapting the activities to the online environment.

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    CFDigital transformation
    Types
    Report
  • 06.2021

    Developing our first digital campaign targeting individual donors for support towards the community foundation

    by Bucharest Community Foundation, Romania

    Report from ECFI's Action Learning – Digital transformation on the development of a digital campaign targeting individual donors.

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    CFDigital transformation
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    Report
  • 05.2021

    Adapting tools and processes to work collaboratively and remotely as a team

    by the Sibiu Community Foundation

    ECFI Action Learning – Digital transformation report by the Sibiu Community Foundation, Romania. Report on process of adapting and discarding some old tools and habits in order to bring better clarity about day to day activities and improve work-life balance and boundaries, team dynamics and general productivity.

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    CFDigital transformation
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    Report
  • 05.2021

    Digital Transformation Action Learning – summary report

    by Mihaela Giurgiu, ECFI

    Fourteen community foundations participated in an Action Learning programme to identify digital solutions to challenges they faced during the Coronavirus pandemic. They embraced 3 types of digital transformation (accelerated change, enforced change and constant change) through use of digital tools for planning, through virtual engagement, to on-line fundraising.

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    CFDigital transformation
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    Report
  • 05.2021

    Using digital tools for strategic planning

    by Community Foundation for Tyne & Wear and Northumberland

    ECFI Action Learning – Digital transformation report by Community Foundation for Tyne & Wear and Northumberland, UK. Development of a better blended offer of engagement for existing and potential donors.

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    CFDigital transformation
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    Report
  • 05.2021

    How to use social media to engage with new and prospective donors

    by Northamptonshire Community Foundation

    ECFI Action Learning - Digital transformation report by Northamptonshire Community Foundation, UK. Staying connected and reaching new audiences

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    CFDigital transformationCommunications
    Types
    Report
  • 05.2021

    Interactive map showing community projects supported by the foundation

    by Nitra Community Foundation

    ECFI Action Learning – Digital transformation report by Nitra Community Foundation, Slovakia. A new online tool to connect donors with actions.

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    CFDigital transformationFund Development
    Types
    Report
  • 05.2021

    Adapting in-person programs to online delivery

    by Healthy City Community Foundation Banská Bystrica

    ECFI Action Learning – Digital transformation report by Healthy City Community Foundation Banská Bystrica, Slovakia. Transferring activities to the virtual world.

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    CFDigital transformation
    Types
    Report

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The ECFI Knowledge Centre is a place where you will find information and resources for, and about, community foundations in Europe. No two community foundations are the same, but they share certain characteristics and challenges. The animation and publications below draw on our analysis of the field and consolidate learning. As the movement grows and matures in Europe we will continue to build our collective knowledge and will regularly add to the publications here.

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