Communications Professionals in Philanthropy

This network provides a trusted and safe space for communications professionals from Philea members to strengthen existing relationships with peers and to build new ones, share knowledge and practices and co-develop solutions on issues of common interest.

Focus areas

  • Communication strategies and practice
  • Communicating philanthropy
  • Crisis communications
  • Digital communications
  • Strengthening the communication capacity of partners and grantees



  • Two meetings per year (spring and autumn)
  • Regular learning calls and webinars
  • Online community to support information sharing and ongoing exchange


View the results of the Communications in Professionals in Philanthropy benchmarking survey

Steering Committee (Chair – Maribel Königer, ERSTE Stiftung)

ERSTE Stiftung
IKEA Foundation
Kone Foundation
Sparebankstiftelsen DnB
VELUX Foundations, The

Network background

This initiative has its roots in the informal EFComEx network and builds on a recommendation from the 2015 European Learning Lab on Communications to create a more permanent platform for sharing, learning and networking for communications professionals in Philea’s membership. The network now brings together communications professionals from more than 20 Philea members and growing.

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5 April 2019

”Communicating on Europe; Communicating to Europe” with the EFC’s Communications network

The EFC’s Communications Professionals in Philanthropy had its Spring Meeting 2019 on ”Communicating on Europe; Communicating to Europe” on the 4-5 April, 2019 in …
9 December 2019

New analysis sheds light on how EFC members are communicating

In partnership with the EFC’s Communications Professionals in Philanthropy Network, the EFC undertook a benchmarking study to better understand how EFC members are communicating strategically and leveraging different tools. This…
10 December 2019

EFC Communications Professionals in Philanthropy Network Autumn Meeting investigates crisis communications

The EFC’s Communications Professionals in Philanthropy Network took to Athens on 20-22 November for its Autumn Meeting exploring crisis communications, hosted by the Bodossaki Foundation.


Stefanos Oikonomou
Head of Programmes – Peer-Exchanges
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