Inspiring collaborative architecture for change

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

INSPIRE is a global network to help you design systems for community-led transformation
We work with founders, support professionals and their partners to build organizations resourced by local assets, visionary leadership and creative problem-solving.

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

We focus on core skills and practices for this purpose.

Experience effective ways to learn and connect

Seize 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 your work.


Curated spaces for practitioners, supporters and partners to meet in conversations that leave them more confident and connected.


Structured skills building experiences based on knowledge developed from practice, with contributions from international peers.


Responsive support for leaders seeking to adapt strategy, calibrate program design, troubleshoot challenges or strengthen team’s capabilities.
Who we work with
Change architects
Philanthropy and development professionals discovering the community foundation concept and wanting to bring it to their countries.
Community foundations
Founders and executive teams 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
Support New Community Foundations
How can a movement be ignited and supported to grow?
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 that desired future.
Our newest capsule shows a map for this adventure, from finding committed local leaders to supporting initiative groups and helping them grow into capable community foundations.
Design your journey
The most powerful learning experience is walking the path. Access resources to light up your way.
We connect you to international peers and invite you into learning experiences that work with 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.

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

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