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From pies to a giving circle: Changing the life of a Karelian village in Russia

Vera Titova 25 September 2019

The Mill Community Foundation, from a Karelian village Pryazha (Northern Russia), with a population of 3500 people started its work in 2014, baking pies. Today it is one of the most visible community foundations in …

UKCF19: Empowering Communities Together

Alliance magazine 17 September 2019

Alliance magazine is proud to have been a media partner at this year’s UK Community Foundations Conference in Glasgow, Scotland. We’d like to thank the following contributors: Fozia Irfan Bedforshire and Luton CF, Joe Crome Surrey CF, …

Bricks and mortar

1 Jayne Woodley 16 September 2019

About this time last week, I was heading up to Glasgow for the UK Community Foundation Conference 2019, and as has already been commented, it seemed all at once a whole new cohort of staff …

So much to learn from ‘big and smaller brothers’ around the world

Eva Nieuwenhuis 16 September 2019

I’m still trying to catch my breath a bit after last weeks conference in Glasgow. A relative new bee to the whole community foundation (CF) world it was my first international encounter with CF’s from …

Are community foundations relevant?

1 Fozia Irfan 16 September 2019

Working in philanthropy requires continuous review, reassessment and reevaluation. The UK Community Foundation conference being held in Glasgow, provides an opportunity for community foundations to do exactly that and to challenge our assumptions. As the …

The Eurostar goes both ways

Jan Despiegelaere 13 September 2019

At the 2019 UKCF Conference, I was asked to give a five minute ‘lightning talk’ on the closing day sharing my views and perception of what the Conference theme ‘Empowering Communities Together’ means to me, …

Experts in place, but it doesn’t stop there

Nicola Frost 12 September 2019

What is a Community Foundation’s USP? This question, and many offered answers, came up several times over the course of the UKCF conference. The strongest contender, it would seem, is our claim to be ‘experts …

Think global, act local

Rachel McGrath 11 September 2019

 ‘Think global, act local’ could be an adopted mantra of the International Community Foundation movement as we connect place-based giving across the world to make a positive social impact. On this theme, CEO Martha Wilkinson …

UKCF Conference 2019: #ShiftThePower

Rachel McGrath 11 September 2019

In amidst the political uncertainty of Brexit and proroguing parliament the UKCF Community Foundation conference brought inspiration, hope and positive challenges to the movement with an array of community foundations coming together from across the …

The next generation of philanthropy

Joe Crome 11 September 2019

Day two of the UKCF19 conference saw a very wide range of workshops, project visits and speeches to provoke and inspire guests from across the Community Foundation world. Several workshops focused on the long-term future …