Jiří Bárta

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Executive Director, Nadace VIA, Prague, Czech Republic, LinkedIn profile of Jiří Bárta

Your experience with the CFs and your professional relevance to the theme of CFs:

  • Via Foundation has been supporting development of CF model in the Czech Republic since 1997.
  • Via is an active member of the Czech Association of Community Foundations and CF Support organizations.

Key characteristics and information about the CFs and community philanthropy in your country:

There is 7 active members of the Czech Association of CFs, all existing CFs have endowments, some of them use donor funds pretty actively, we all have done thinking and have started working jointly to promote bequest giving, several of the CFs have quite positive experience with „major donors“.

Area of your particular interest in the CF development/ CF management/ practice (please specify if this is a theme where you are interested to learn more, bring your own expertise or both)

  • CF as a vehicle for balancing “donor perspective” with community needs and opportunities
  • Donor Funds and CFs as vehicles for philanthropy building & promotion
  • Board Development
  • Endowment Building
  • I want to combine my own understanding & learning with bringing my own expertise