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…

African Philanthropy: what the future holds

by Moiyattu Banya-Keister, Coordinator of the Africa Youth Philanthropy Network (AYPN) On Tuesday, June 11th, various African Philanthropic network organizations including the East Africa Philanthropy Network, African Philanthropy Forum, African Youth Philanthropy Network, the Aga Khan Foundation, African Philanthropy Network, WINGS, SDG Philanthropy Platform and the Philanthropy Leadership Network, hosted a Twitter chat titled: #LiftUpPhilanthropy…

Three decades of philanthropy: What we learnt

From building local leadership and solutions to exiting responsibly, insights distilled from the MacArthur Foundation illustrate what community-focused philanthropy looks like. by DIPA NAG CHOWDHURY After more than three decades of grantmaking in the field of Population and Reproductive Health (PRH), MacArthur Foundation’s programme in this field came to a close this year. As our approach to…

Key notes for networks in 2019

by Polina Nyukhina, Ukrainian Philanthropists Forum In April 2019, WINGS (Worldwide Initiative for Grantmaker Support, Brazil) gathered CEOs and philanthropy leaders of worldwide philanthropic networks at the “Driving Philanthropy to the Future” meeting in Jamaica. It was a truly global space where we got to share our philanthropic experience as well as discuss challenges in…

Planning, assessing and communicating the impact of networks

by Carola Carazzone (Assifero) This text was original a speech given by Carola at WINGS Driving Philanthropy for the Future meeting in Jamaica, April 2019. I was asked to share with you today, the journey we walked in the last 4 years in Assifero- Italian association of grantmaking foundations (using traditional taxonomy 100 members among…