A New Private Social Investment Ecosystem

By Javier García Moritán, Grupo de Fundaciones y Empresas (GDFE) – Argentina   The WINGS meeting in Jamaica, Driving Philanthropy for the Future, will live on in our history as an event that inspired GDFE, along with other chambers and associations, to launch an ambitious initiative to move together “from competition to cooperation”. The creation of…

A Timely Call for a Trust-driven Approach to Philanthropy

by Rolf Alter and Timo Unger, Philanthropy.Insight   Concerns for “good” philanthropy are not really new, starting with Turgot’s famous 18th century call to destroy the foundations¹. By now, codes of conduct – all-present instruments of prescription of ethical behaviour – have been in existence for quite some time, and toolkits have been developed in…

Guiding Family Foundations for Effective Philanthropy

By Suzanty Sitorus, Indonesia Philanthropy Association   Along with their increasing wealth, many families who own business empires in Indonesia set up a foundation to carry out their philanthropic mission. In recent years, the second and third generations of some of the family foundations have begun to take the lead. They bring in new approaches…

A New Paradigm for Philanthropy Support

By Hilary Pearson, Philanthropic Foundations Canada Are we Kodak just before the iphone? Or Blockbuster just before Netflix? Could foundations be at that moment….and are we about to be massively disrupted? These provocative questions were asked by Ingrid Srinath, Director of the Center for Social Impact and Philanthropy at Ashoka University in New Delhi, and a…

Healthy philanthropy = healthy society

WINGS joint article from the Enabling Environment Affinity Group* Civil society and global philanthropy are fighting for their relevance. No longer the highly trusted actors in some countries, they have been targeted and vilified in a growing number of countries with heightened restrictions on their operations being almost universally imposed. While it is true that…