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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

    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
  • 05.2021

    Digitalising processes for remote work and engagement with the community

    by Community Foundation of the Canavese

    ECFI Action Learning – Digital transformation report by Community Foundation of the Canavese, Italy. Use of more visual and digital communication.

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    CFDigital transformation
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    Report
  • 05.2021

    Website redesign to include better digital communication with stakeholders

    by Munus Community Foundation

    ECFI Action Learning – Digital transformation report by Munus Community Foundation, of Parma, Italy. New website to enhance visibility and facilitate online giving.

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    CFDigital transformationCommunications
    Types
    Report
  • 05.2021

    Implementing a donor portal for donors to access information through the community foundation’s website

    by Community Foundation for Ireland

    ECFI Action Learning – Digital transformation report by the Community Foundation for Ireland. First steps towards integrated a donor portal with a CRM.

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    CFDigital transformationCommunicationsNeeds Assessment
    Types
    Report
  • 05.2021

    Using digital tools for strategic planning

    by Two Ridings Community Foundation

    Two Ridings Community Foundation (UK) has used the digital space creatively for long term planning. Their report indicates that while digital engagement presented some different challenges the basics of good engagement didn’t change and it helped drive a shift towards its convening advocating and supporting role.

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    CFDigital transformation
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    Report
  • 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
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    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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    CFFund DevelopmentAdmisinstration and financeCitizen engagementDigital transformationNeeds AssessmentSustainabilityResilienceCFSO
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    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
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    Blog

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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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