Inspiring collaborative architecture for change

Community foundations have the power to change attitudes, lives and, ultimately, the world.

INSPIRE is a global program
to help you design systems for
community-led transformation
We work with founders, support professionals and their partners who want to build organizations that mobilize local resources, leadership and problem-solving.

Community foundations can encode in their DNA specific abilities to harness local philanthropy as a strategic lever of change.

We propose a core set of skills and practices.

Experience effective ways to learn and connect

The change-makers we work with lean into the opportunity of starting organizations for the future.
We create community, learning and coaching experiences to sharpen essential skills, share inspiring practices and generate actionable insights for their work.
Curated spaces for practitioners, supporters and partners to meet in conversations that leave them more connected and confident.
Structured skills building experiences based on knowledge developed from practice, with contributions from international peers.
Responsive support for leaders seeking to fine-tune strategy or program design, troubleshoot challenges and expand team capabilities.
Who we work with
Change architects
Philanthropy and development professionals who are discovering the community foundation concept and want to bring it into their countries.
Community foundations
Founders and executive teams who are looking to elevate their practice and create new development opportunities in their communities.
Ecosystem partners
Seasoned practitioners and philanthropy support organizations are our long term partners in driving change and strengthening the field.
Knowledge Capsule 3
The Practices of Supporting Community Foundations
How can a movement for community foundations be ignited and supported to grow by specialized organizations?

Support organizations are community foundations’ first national-level allies. They speak of a vision for vibrant and confident communities, connect with leaders invested in that shared vision and together build resources to pave the road to their desired future.

Our newest capsule series shows a map for this adventure, from finding committed local leaders to supporting initiative groups to grow into capable community foundations.
Events calendar
Upcoming @ INSPIRE
We create and curate community and learning events to enrich the thinking and doing in our field.

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Design your journey
The most powerful learning experience is walking the path.
But you don’t have to walk alone. Access resources to light up your way.
We connect you to your international peers and invite you into learning experiences that respond to what is alive for you.
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The Association for the Practice of Transformation (APT) supports the intentional and systemic transformations of individuals, organizations, communities and societies by stimulating collaboration, research, learning, social innovation and strategic thinking.

INSPIRE is a program powered by APT with the generous support of the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation.

Contact us
We are a Romania-based nonprofit legal entity. Most of our team is based in Romania, UTC+3.

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