WINGS Network Monthly Update – May


Welcome, Pamela Ribeiro!

Pamela Ribeiro

We are very happy to be welcoming our new Knowledge Management Coordinator, Pamela Ribeiro, to the WINGS team! Pamela will be joining us on June 7th – find out more from our post here.

Cultures of Giving

Find out more about our 3rd Cultures of Giving meeting that took place on March 29 from our post here.

Hudson Institute launches new Online Database

The Kleptocracy Archive was launched on May 17th. The Institute launched a new online database of thousands of primary source documents showing the malfeasances of corrupt authoritarian regimes. Find out more on their website here.

New Publication from PSJP! Effective Philanthropy – Another Take

Screen Shot 2016-05-18 at 17.28.54Check out Philanthropy for Social Justice and Peace‘s new publication! Effective Philanthropy: Another Take is a collection of 11 short stories about philanthropy’s role in addressing injustices.

China Development Brief translates The People’s Republic of China’s Law on the Management of Overseas Activities

Curious to read the exact text of China’s new laws are affecting the enabling environment for philanthropy and NGOs on the Mainland? China Development Brief has translated The People’s Republic of China’s Law on the Management of the Activities of Overseas NGOs within Mainland China. Find out more by visiting their website.

Spotlight on Philanthropic Support Organisations

As part of WINGS’ May Spotlight on Philanthropic Support Organizations (PSOs), we spoke with WINGS Members, including CAF Russia, TSDP, China Development Brief and SAANED, to talk about their experiences in the field. Find out more.


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 .

Philanthropy – Roads to Social Change

Bucharest, Romania, 8th – 10th June 2016

The Association for Community Relations will host the Philanthropy – Roads to Social Change Conference that will take place in Bucharest between June, 8th-10th. Philanthropy practitioners and donors will visit organisations from five areas: arts & culture, education, social entrepreneurship, environment & urban planning and active citizenship that will inspire thinking about their own practice and social change philanthropy. The conference design will provide space for individual reflection, peer and group interaction as well as a challenge game that will lead to discovery of different roads to social change. For more information about the conference, please visit the website and consult the agenda.

Connected Smart Cities

Porto Maravilha, Brazil, 8th – 9th June 2016

Connected Smart Cities involves companies, entities and governments in an event which has as a mission to find the DNA of innovation and improvement for cities more intelligent and connected to one another, whether they are small or megacities.

2016 International Grantmaking Symposium

New York, USA, 15th – 16th June 201615 

The second annual International Grantmaking Symposium – IGS 2016 – is presented by Charities Aid Foundation of America (CAF America) in partnership with
 the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).

The IGS is an educational symposium comprised of a series of presentations and interactive workshops on the ins and outs of international grantmaking, while also providing  significant insights on compliance and best practices derived from nearly 25 years of experience of a leading global grantmaking organization in the United States.

IHRFG’s 2016 New York Conference

New York, 11th July 2016

As we envision the human rights movement in the 21st century, how can we shake up conventional ways and means of supporting the movement and seize opportunities that bolster its health and well-being?

IHRFG’s two-and-a-half-day New York conference (July 12-14, 2016) will explore how best to realize this vision – to shed light on and develop strategies that help funders and activists recognize, adapt to, and take risks on opportunities that strengthen the human rights field.

Cemefi’s 8th World Youth Volunteer Conference

 Puebla, Mexico, 3rd – 5th November 2016

The IAVE World Youth Volunteer Conference (WYVC) is a unique opportunity for young volunteers, up to age 29, to meet together, volunteer together, learn and reflect together and begin relationships that can last for many years.

Cemefi’s 24th World Volunteer Conference

Mexico City, 7th – 10th November 2016

The theme, Volunteering for Social Change – recognizes that volunteering is a powerful way in which individual and collective actions can bring needed change to our communities, our countries and our rapidly globalizing world.


Ashoka University, Centre Director, Centre for Social Impact and Philanthropy

Our member, Ashoka University, are looking for a director for their Centre for Social Impact and Philanthropy. Find out how you can apply by clicking here.

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