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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.

  • 05.2021

    Five groups working towards establishing community foundations in Bosnia and Herzegovina

    The Trag Foundation has engaged five groups from Sarajevo, Bijeljina, Zenica, the region of Birač and the municipalities surrounding the mountain of Borja in its program to establish community foundations in the Western Balkans region.

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    CF
    Types
    Blog
  • 04.2021

    5 Takeaways from the Collective Action Learning Process – Digital Transformation

    by ECFI

    Ten community foundations participated in Action Learning to transform their digital challenges into practical solutions. Mihaela Giurgiu, ECFI’s peer learning expert, identified 5 key take-aways.

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    Covid 19 – response and recoveryCFDigital transformationCFSO
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    Event Documentation
  • 04.2021

    Community Foundations and support organisations response to the pandemic and their look towards the future: A comparative overview between Italy and Romania

    by ACR and Assifero

    A report from a virtual exchange between Assifero and Association for Community Relations, support organisations in Italy and Romania, identifying opportunities and threats that are noteworthy for practitioners in the community foundation field anywhere.

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    Covid 19 – response and recoveryCFCFSO
    Types
    Report
  • 04.2021

    Knowledge Capsule 1 – The Value of Community Foundations

    by Alina Prumb

    This blog by Alina Porumb describing the Inspire-change Knowledge Capsule, a ‘self-paced learning space’ for community foundation practitioners, as it is now and how it will be further developed

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    Topics
    CFFund DevelopmentAdmisinstration and financeCitizen engagementDigital transformationNeeds AssessmentSustainabilityResilienceCFSO
    Types
    BlogGuides
  • 03.2021

    SDGs - Tools for business practice: A view from Moscow

    by Daria Isaeva

    Daria Isaeva, Programme manager, Russian Donors Forum reflects on a panel discussion which involved participants from the corporate and non-profit sector about the role that community foundations play in achieving the SDGs. The discussion took place during The Forum of Partnership organized by UN Global Compact in Moscow.

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    Embracing the SDGsCF
    Types
    Blog
  • 03.2021

    Impact Funds: A foundation for greater social impact

    by Giles Ruck

    Giles Ruck, Foundation Scotland CEO, reflects onhow Impact Funds (aligned to the SDGs) are attracting new donors and encouraging existing donors investing more.

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    Embracing the SDGsAdmisinstration and financeCF
    Types
    Blog
  • 02.2021

    Sustainability as systemic value

    by Andreea Alexandrov

    ‘Financial sustainability becomes a given when the community foundation brings value to the ecosystem it serves’ says Andreea Alexandrov from the Romanian Federation of Community Foundations in her excellent thought-provoking paper – the first product from our ECFI Learning Lab.

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    Fund DevelopmentSustainabilityCFSO
    Types
    Report
  • 02.2021

    Developnig the community foundation movement in W Balkans

    by Marija Mitrović

    Marija Mitrović, Philanthropy and Partnerships Director, Trag Foundation, describes an ambitious programme to develop the community foundation movement in the Western Balkans.

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    Fund DevelopmentCFSO
    Types
    Blog
  • 01.2021

    ЗВ’ЯЗОК МІЖ ФОНДАМИ ГРОМАД ТА ЦІЛЯМИ СТАЛОГО РОЗВИТКУ

    Connecting Community Foundations with the SDGs - Ukrainian version by ECFI

    A practical guide for community foundations practitioners on why and how to embrace the SDGs

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    Embracing the SDGsCFCFSO
    Types
    Guides
  • 01.2021

    State of the Community Foundation Field in Europe 2020

    by ECFI

    Figures, facts and foresight about the community foundation field in Europe

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    CFCFSO
    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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James Magowan

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