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Consolidating Membership


  • Program Civil Society
  • Program Area Strengthening Civic Space
  • Grant Amount $258,000
  • Grant Period November 1, 2008–December 31, 2009
  • Location Brussels, Belgium
  • Geographic Focus Europe

About this grant

Established in 1989, the European Foundation Centre is an international association of foundations and corporate funders dedicated to strengthening European philanthropy. Through this program, the centre will undertake a number of activities to consolidate its membership and improve its services to members. Program activities include: (1) implementing a new fee structure; (2) enhancing Internet communications; (3) creating a strategic communications plan; (4) reviewing capacity-building programs with the aim of creating a member-oriented capacity-building strategy; (5) implementing new guidelines for its interest groups; (6) improving information and communication technology, including launching a new Web site and implementing new software packages to manage internal and external information more effectively; and (7) enhancing representation of Central and Eastern European and community philanthropy organizations in all its networks and committees.