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Stefan Cibian

Opinion Stefan Cibian 30 June 2023

Community foundations and SDG 16: Mobilisation during the war in Ukraine

24 February 2022 is a date history will remember as the start of another European war. The Russian invasion of Ukraine has captured our minds and hearts for over a year now. The war brings …

Conference reports Stefan Cibian 29 October 2022

Making good builds trust and confidence: 2022 Romanian Community Foundations Conference

Preparing for the future takes a good understanding of global trends, an analytic mind, and new instruments for community action. The FFCR Conference was an insightful and powerful event celebrating 15 years of community foundations …

Conference reports Stefan Cibian 19 October 2022

UKCF 2022: Community foundations and the future of local communities

Community foundations are key to sustainable communities UKCF 2022 went global. Participants from all continents came together with UK community foundations to reflect on the future of a world that keeps surprising us. A global …

Conference reports Stefan Cibian 30 August 2022

Foundations and civil society: Time to assert yourself

PEX Forum 2022 took place in Istanbul between August 24-26, 2022. The Forum brought together a good mix of philanthropy professionals from the field, offering the occasion to re-connect after two on-line editions. A much-needed …

Conference reports Stefan Cibian 25 November 2019

Pathways to Power Symposium: Reflections on #ShiftThePower

Powerful life stories and transformative ideas make the Symposium a highlight in understanding and transforming the dysfunctional global aid and economic systems. Development assistance and community philanthropy are rarely brought together, although they are both …