WINGS Network Monthly Update – June

On the Road to Mexico – WINGS Forum 2017: Critical Philanthropy


Held every three years, WINGS convenes WINGSForum, a one-of-a-kind global gathering of grantmaker associations and philanthropy support organizations. The Forum provides an opportunity for participants to network and learn from peers facing similar and diverse challenges and opportunities in different parts of the world.

We are excited to announce that CEMEFI (Centro Mexicano para la Filantropia A.C)  will co-host WINGSForum 2017 at the world-class Hilton Mexico City Reforma hotel in Mexico City,  February 22-24, 2017. 

WINGSForum is the only conference focused on the infrastructure of philanthropy. This unique approach provides a forum for exploring not only the essential issues of infrastructure for philanthropy such as data, accountability, and transparency, but also current and emerging trends in philanthropy across the globe.

WINGS members will soon be invited to submit session ideas.This global conference is created by, with, and for our members. It’s the perfect time to start thinking about what you would like to see and do at WINGSForum.

Stay tuned for WINGSForum exclusive interviews, programme info and updates or visit the WINGSForum website. Any questions reach out to our WINGSForum coordinator, Jasmine Boeri


Orlando Vigil

Responding to Orlando
In June 2016, a gunman attacked an LGBTQ nightclub in Orlando, leaving at least 100 victims, nearly all LGBTQ, Latino/a, and young. The Funders for LGBTQ Issues have compiled a list of support organisations in response to the tragedy. See how you can contribute to Orlando and the LGBTQ community.


AVPN from the EVPA Perspective

Hong Kong is one of the world’s most unequal societies, a region with pressing social issues and a place with Europe in its history and China in its future. This makes it a stimulating backdrop to this year’s AVPN conference. From EVPA’s point of view, Asia is a very interesting market for Venture Philanthropy and Social Investment. Read more on Linde Wolters thoughts on this year’s AVPN Conference.

Global Philanthropy Data Charter Meeting: Amman, Jordan

At the end of May 2016, on behalf of the Independent Philanthropy Association South Africa (IPASA), Shelagh Gastrow attended a WINGS meeting in Amman, Jordan, that focused on taking forward the Global Philanthropy Data Charter, particularly in the Arab Region. Find out more on the Philanthropy in Focus blog!

Knowledge Center

Research on Brazilian Giving

In June this year, IDIS – Instituto para o Desenvolvimento do Investimento Social (CAF Brasil), launched a research project on Brazilian giving. Research shows that 52% of respondents have monetary giving habits. Individual donations in 2015 amount to R$13.7 billion and represent 0.23% of the country’s GDP. Donations go mostly to NGOs (37% of respondents). Data was collected from a sample of 2,230 Brazilians. The study was motivated by a lack of information on Brazilians’ perceptions and habits towards giving. More results can be seen at the research platform, in Portuguese only.

Donation States: An International Comparison of the Tax Treatment of Donations

cafTax incentives can play an important role in encouraging people to give money to charitable causes. However, there has been surprisingly little research into where and how they are offered around the world.

Donation States: An international comparison of the tax treatment of donations,compares the tax incentives on offer for giving and the system through which they are offered in 26 nations. The report details not only the relative values and limits of incentives but also profiles how civil society organisations (CSOs) gain donor incentivised status, how donors claim incentives, and the various forms that incentives take. Find out more from CAF here:


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.

2016 Forum Annual Conference

Indianapolis, 18th – 20th July 2016

The Forum’s 2016 Annual Conference will be the nation’s largest-ever gathering of the CEOs and staffs of regional and national philanthropy-serving organizations (PSOs) in the field.

#ForumCon16 will bring together—for the first time—the leadership and staff of all organizations serving the nation’s philanthropic sector, including regional philanthropy-serving organizations (i.e. regional philanthropy associations) as well as national philanthropy-serving organizations, primarily issue-based, identity-based and practice-based national affinity groups. It’s the only conference where we can delve into our unique role as CEOs and staff of regional and national PSOs, connect with others in similar roles, and explore how we can work together to increase philanthropy’s impact.

Strategic Community Impact Symposium

New York, 19th – 20th July 2016

The Conference Board are hosting an event that will focus on practical issues for leaders involved in Community Affairs, Company Giving, Employee Volunteering and HR/Employee Engagement.

They will deep dive into the real and useful methods of carrying out Leadership Development through Targeted Volunteer Activities, Team-Building as it relates to company life in the 21st century, Reaching Millennials, Measurement and Evaluation, Technology as it relates to Community Programs, and connecting the Giving and Volunteering aspects of the Company’s overall CSR Strategy.

2016 Philanthropy Australia National Conference

Sydney, 21st September 2016

Evolution or revolution: Is philanthropy future ready? Impact, collaboration, risk and disruption – these are just some of the words we hear almost every day when we talk about philanthropy. But what do they mean for philanthropy in the present and philanthropy in the future – that’s the focus of Philanthropy Australia’s 2016 National Conference.

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.

Global Summit on Community Philanthropy

Johannesburg, South Africa, 1st – 2nd December 2016

Registration is now open for Global Summit on Community Philanthropy that will take place in Johannesburg, 1-2 December 2016!   

This Month, in Alliance Magazine


Climate Philanthropy After Paris: The Time is Now

Did you know that WINGS members can benefit from a free or discounted subscription to Alliance Magazine? This month, the focus is on Climate Philanthropy – be sure to get the latest issue today.

Membership Update


Any questions about your membership? Email Sarah.

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