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Welcome to our Knowledge Centre!

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.

  • 12.2019

    SDGs and Vital Signs –a powerful combination to shape a leadership role (North Milan

    by Daniele Giudici

    Blog by Daniele Giudici, North Milan Greater Area Foundation (Italy) on how using the SDG framework linked to Vital Signs has positioned it as a centre of knowledge and a community leader.

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    Topics
    Needs AssessmentEmbracing the SDGsCF
    Types
    Blog
  • 12.2019

    ECFI Guide: Community Foundations in Hungary

    by ECFI

    A guide to community foundations in Hungary

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    Topics
    Citizen engagementCF
    Types
    Guides
  • 11.2019

    The unstoppable Italian Commuity Foundation Movement

    by Francesca Mereta

    Blog by Francesca Mereta, Assifero (Itay) on building the community foundation field in Italy

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    Types
    Blog
  • 11.2019

    An investment of time and money pays off in Romania

    by George Gurescu

    Blog by George Gurescu, ARC (Romania) on the support provided over 18 months leading to the establishment of two community foundations in Romania, with another two in the pipeline.

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    Types
    Blog
  • 11.2019

    SDGs are embedded in our Values and Vision

    by Rachel McGrath

    Blog by Rachel McGrath, Northamptonshire Community Foundation on the steps taken to embed SDGs into the heart of the organisation.

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    Topics
    Embracing the SDGsCF
    Types
    Blog
  • 11.2019

    #AllIn2019, Community Foundations of Canada conference - Views from four European participants

    by ECFI

    Reflections from UK, Ukraine, Romania and ECFI on the Canadian CF conference

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    Topics
    CF
    Types
    Blog
  • 10.2019

    ECFI activities contribute to building a community foundation movement

    by ECFI

    Summary of findings from a review of ECFI activities

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    Topics
    CFCFSO
    Types
    Report
  • 10.2019

    How are the SDGs relevant to community foundations?

    by ECFI

    Initial briefing on how the SDGs are relevant to community foundations

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    Topics
    Embracing the SDGsCF
    Types
    Report
  • 10.2019

    Community Foundations and democracy in Europe

    by ECFI

    Reflections from Hungary, Poland, Russia, Romania and Slovakia on how community foundations contribute to democracy.

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    Topics
    CF
    Types
    Report
  • 10.2019

    Community Foundations and their Support Ecosystem in Europe

    by ECFI

    Brief report on ECFI / DAFNE webinar on how help develop a better understanding of the community foundation field and its potential

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    Topics
    CF
    Types
    Event DocumentationReportBlog

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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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