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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.

  • 11.2018

    Building a Community Foundation is a marathon, not a sprint - Interview with Ciprian Ciocan, Sibiu/Romania

    by Ciprian Ciocan

    Interview with Ciprian Ciocan, Sibiu Community Foundation on the experience of establishing and developing a community foundation.

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    Report
  • 11.2018

    ECFI Guide: Community Foundations in Italy

    by ECFI

    A guide to community foundations in Italy

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    CF
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    Guides
  • 10.2018

    ECFI Guide: Community Foundations Support Organisations and National Champions in Europe

    by ECFI

    An overview of the support infrastructure and the community foundation field it serves

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    CFSO
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    Guides
  • 10.2018

    Hungary uncovered... Community Foundation Conference in Budapest

    by ECFI

    Reflection by Anja Böllhoff on the Hungarian community foundation conference

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    Report
  • 09.2018

    ECFI Guide: Community Foundations in Romania

    by ECFI

    A guide to community foundations in Romania

    Download document PDF, 2 MB
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    CF
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    Guides
  • 05.2018

    Growing Ambition in a Shrinking Space: Hungary’s Community Foundations after the election

    by Tamás Scsaurszki, Roots & Wings Foundation

    Blog by Tamás Scsaurszki, Roots and Wings Foundation (Hungary) on the vital role that the growing community foundation movement is playing - despite the 'hostile' environment.

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    CFCFSO
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    Blog
  • 03.2018

    Vital Signs - one step at a time

    by ECFI

    Interview with Ulrike Reichart, Bürgerstiftungen Deutschland, on applying Vital Signs in Germany

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    Needs Assessment
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    Blog
  • 02.2018

    The Community Foundation movement in Ukraine - challenges and opportunities

    by ECFI

    Interview with Volodymyr Sheyhus, ISAR Ednannia, on building the community foundaiton movement in Ukraine

    Download document PDF, 256 KB
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    CFSONeeds Assessment
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    Blog
  • 02.2018

    Clubbing in Slovakia – a model to develop local community philanthropy

    by Ľubica Lachká

    Blog by Ľubica Lachká on building a club of donors in Slovakia

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    Blog
  • 01.2018

    Interview with Carola Carrazone from Assifero on the First Community Foundation Conference in Italy

    by ECFI

    Interview with Carola Carrazone, Assifero, on the first national conference fro community foiundations in Italy.

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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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James Magowan

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