DAFNE in cooperation with ECFI kindly invites you to the first joint webinar
‘Community foundations and their support ecosystem in Europe’
Monday, 25 February 2019, from 14:00 to 15:00 (CET).
Please feel free to circulate this invitation within your network.
The community foundation movement is evolving rapidly in Europe. Community foundations play an important role in ‘place-based’ philanthropy and act not only as vehicles for philanthropy in all its forms, but also as leaders, convenors and connectors in their locality – harnessing local energy and creativity to identify and address complex inter-related socio-economic, cultural and environmental issues. Community foundations thus act as agents for change, bridging between public, private and other philanthropic actors and actively engaging local citizens in their governance; as volunteers, in forms of participatory democracy; and in raising and channelling financial resources.
This webinar is intended for foundations and philanthropy support organisations that have a direct and indirect interest in the work of community foundations. It will help develop a better understanding of the field and its potential.
- James Magowan, Co-ordinating Director, DAFNE and ECFI
- Axel Halling, Project Coordinator, Bürgerstiftungen Deutschlands (Community Foundations in Germany)
- Rucsandra Pop, Director, ARC, Romania
James Magowan will present findings from recent ECFI research. Axel Halling and Rucsandra Pop will share their experience as practitioners involved in developing the movement.
Following your registration, DAFNE will send you an email with the link to the webinar.
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DAFNE (Donors and Foundations Networks in Europe) is Europe’s largest network of donors and foundations associations. With 27 member associations with a collective membership of more than 10,000 foundations and grant-makers, DAFNE is a leading voice of European foundations. It underpins individual activities of its members by encouraging dialogue and collaboration between the national associations.
ECFI (European Community Foundation Initiative) is a collaborative initiative committed to strengthening and promoting the community foundation movement in Europe. ECFI works with community foundations and community foundation support organisations primarily through facilitating and stimulating interactions to enable learning, knowledge-building and empowerment. ECFI is also engaged in mapping and analysis and in disseminating information that will facilitate development of the field.