Communications Professionals in Philanthropy launch meeting

Wednesday, 1 March 2017

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The EFC is launching a new peer-learning and networking group dedicated to communications professionals from EFC members.  The first meeting will take place from 1-2 March 2017 at Philanthropy House, Brussels. 

The aim of this new group is to create a trusted and safe space for communications professionals who are interested in and committed to learning together and to co-developing approaches and solutions that can improve EFC members’ work and effectiveness. 

The March meeting will to bring together 20 to 25 communications executives from EFC member organisations. The key objectives are:

  • To learn about your organisation’s communications priorities and key challenges. What are participants, as a communications executives, interested in sharing, learning about or collaborating on?
  • Facilitate exchange and learning around two or three communications topics many foundations are grappling with. The EFC envisages a mix of 1) broader, strategic issues such as challenges for foundations arising from the decline in media credibility; and 2) more specific, practice-focused issues such as communicating the impact of the foundations’ work, brand and reputation, and measuring the impact of communications.
  • Discuss and define how to take this community of communications professionals forward and identify future topics for the learning agenda.

For any questions please contact the EFC Secretariat via Laura Consorti ([email protected]

With the leadership and support of:

Diana Ruthven, Barrow Cadbury Trust; Maribel Königer, ERSTE Stiftung; Enrica Flores d’Arcais, European Cultural Foundation; Lise Mathol, European Cultural Foundation; Francesca Limana, Fondazione Adriano Olivetti; Suzana Mihalic, Fundación Barrié; Sabine Deboosere, King Baudouin Foundation; Tine Wickers, Nordea Fonden; Virginia Ruan, Oak Foundation; Marit Fagnastol, Sparebankstiftelsen DnB


1 March 2017
2 March 2017
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