WINGS Network Monthly Update – April


An Interview with Avila Kilmurray

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Interested in how you can encourage your organization, and those around you, to practice philanthropy with a deeper impact? Are organizations in your network struggling to make grantmaking decisions that engage with the root cause of the injustice they are trying to address? PSJP just published Grantmaking for Social Justice and Peace: Approaches Drawn from Shared Practice. Read our latest interview with Avila Kilmurray, who co-authored the report with Barry Knight, to get a preview of PSJP’s most recent study!

AVPN Conference 2016: An Interview with Naina Subberwal Batra

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At WINGS we have heard nothing but fantastic things about AVPN’s upcoming conference, taking place this year from the 23rd until the 25th of May in Hong Kong. We spoke to the CEO of AVPN, Naina Subberwal Batra, to find out more about the conference. Read more at Philanthropy in Focus blog.


A Fond Farewell to Ana Paula Pinho

Our Knowledge Management Coordinator, Ana Paula Pinho, will be leaving her role with WINGS as of April 27.  She has decided to concentrate her attention on studying for her PhD.  In her 4 ½ years with us, Ana has made a very good contribution to our network, as well as being a pleasure to work with. Ana says that she enjoyed her time at WINGS and working with members and partners has been an enriching experience for her. We appreciate the dedication she put into her work and wish her success with her studies!

You can reach Ana on Linkedin or via email!

European Community Foundation Initiative


The European Community Foundation Initiative (ECFI) was launched in January 2016. As an umbrella initiative for community foundations, it will be active throughout Europe, working to consolidate the loose network of European community foundations. Among their key goals is to build a network of community foundation support organizations in Europe and encourage the launch of such organizations. Find out more here.

Peace & Security Funding Index

The Peace & Security Funding Index: An Analysis of Global Foundation Grantmaking is a first-of-its-kind research project that showcases the foundations and philanthropists dedicated to building a safer, more peaceful and prosperous global future.The Peace and Security Funders Group (PSFG) and Foundation Center created the Index to help funders, policymakers, and the general public better understand the peace and security funding landscape.

Knowledge Center

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We have a new report out this month, drawn from the findings of a survey from WINGS network members. ‘Infrastructure in Focus: The Landscape of Support to Corporate Philanthropy’ can be found in the Knowledge Center.


WINGS’ Session at the AVPN Conference: Trends on Philanthropy (Asia vs. Rest of the World)

Hong Kong, 25th May 2016

This session will present the work of organizations in different parts of the world collecting and using data for better philanthropic outcomes, and will showcase a framework to help organizations deal with common data collection issues and challenges. It will be on the 25th of May – be sure to find out more here.

27th EFC Annual General Assembly (AGA) and Conference: ‘Imagining and Investing in our Future’

Amsterdam, Netherlands, 26-28 May 2016

Coinciding with the Netherlands Presidency of the EU, the 27th EFC Annual General Assembly and Conference will take place from 26-28 May 2016 at the Muziekgebouw aan ’t IJ, located on the water beside Central Station in the heart of Amsterdam .

Latin America Indigenous Funder’s Conference – Buen Vivir: Supporting the Role of Indigenous Peoples in Bio-Cultural Diversity, Human Rights and Sustainable Economic Models”

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Lima, Peru, 25-27 October 2016

At this crucial time, IFIP is hosting its first Latin America Indigenous Funders Conference in Lima, Peru, from October 25-27. Following its predecessors, this event will serve as a catalyst for vital conversations and new collaboration between donors and Indigenous communities on the frontlines.

WINGSForum Update

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Current Events

2016 Civicus International Civil Society Week

Bogota, Colombia, 25-28 April, 2016

Many members from the WINGS network are currently in Bogota for CIVICUS’ event, which is focusing on Active Citizens and Accountable Actions.


WINGS is currently recruiting for an Executive DirectorFor more information about the role at WINGS, please visit the Philanthropy in Focus blog

CECP is hiring a Global Exchange Manager as part of their Evaluations and Data Insights Team. Find out more here.

Membership Update

Membership contributions are due April 29. Do not miss on this opportunity to join your colleagues from around the world and be active in our network! Email Sarah at with any questions or concerns.

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