Odorheiu Secuiesc Community Foundation organized an international workshop

Czech Republic

Between 24–27 October took place in Odorheiu Secuiesc an international workshop. The participants were representatives of Community Foundations from Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Poland and Romania. The workshop was organized as part of the Grundtvig Partnership project Let’s develop philanthropy for sustainable communities. The project partners are community foundations established in small villages (rural areas). By this partnership partners are going to learn how the Community Foundations can educate their communities to give, to get and to do for their sustainable future. During the implementation period 2012–2014 there will take place thematic workshops and experience exchanges. One of the main result of the project will be a CD by which everybody will have access to the best practices learned during this project.

The theme of this first workshop was fundraising. There were 24 participants. After the organization’s presentation took place the presentation of different fundraising methods used by the Community Foundations. In this way was presented scholarship programs, charity auctions and concerts, fundraising sport events, exhibitions, realization of different calendars, development of different named funds and endowment etc.

The four partners are active in small cities, in economically disadvantaged areas. The principle „little bits add up” is valid for all of them. They didn’t have big donors but with the power and support of community members they know everything is possible and they have great results. The main fundraising projects of OSCF – community card, claca campaign (employee giving), Run for IT!, YouthBank – got special laudation from the partners.

The next workshop will take place in Poland in May 2013. This will focus on grantmaking activity of Community Foundations.


The Let’s develop philanthropy for sustainable communities project has received European Commission funding in the form of a grant from GRUNDTVIG-action (2012-1-RO1-GRU06-22713) of the European Lifelong Learning Programme. All views expressed in this document are the sole responsibility of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the European Commission.


This workshop was co-financed by the Romanian Community Foundations Program.


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