WINGS Network Monthly Update – January

WINGSForum – On the Road to Mexico


There’s only one week left to register for #WF2017.  Don’t miss out! You can visit the WINGSForum website to register and find out more.

WINGSForum Pre-Conference Workshop Registration Now Open!


Registration for our pre-conference workshops is now open. Gain practical skills and knowledge that will propel you and your organisation forward.

Interview with Avila Kilmurray, Author of ‘Funding In Conflict-Affected Environments’


WINGS interviewed Dr Avila Kilmurray, author of new report ‘Funding in Conflict-Affected Environments‘. We are living in an increasingly fragile world witnessing the rise of intolerance and hate, right-wing populism and authoritarian trends everywhere. Conflicts within nation-states are on the rise. It is, therefore, imperative upon philanthropy to examine its role and be placed to have maximum positive impact. We spoke to Dr Avila Kilmurray about what lessons we might draw from the new resource. You can read the full interview on our Philanthropy in Focus blog here.





The State of Venture Philanthropy and Social Investment (VP/SI) in Europe


The European Venture Philanthropy Association have published a new report, funded by The European Commission. The report is the result of EVPA’s fifth annual survey of European Venture Philanthropy and Social Investment (“VP/SI”). The purpose of the report is to provide independent industry statistics to raise awareness about European VP/SI and attract additional resources to the sector. The report features five years of data which has allowed the EVPA to analyse interesting trends and evolutions in the VP/SI sector. Find out more, and read the full report, here.


2017 Board of Boards (CECP)

New York, 27th Feb

CECP’s Board of Boards, a Forbes-named top three “power player” event for CEOs, is a three hour, closed-door networking discussion. The event provides the opportunity for peers to discuss the business imperative for infusing stakeholder needs into core business strategy. Remarks from CEO Force for Good honorees inform a board meeting-style conversation. This year’s event includes first-ever strategic investor presentations in the afternoon.

IFIP Pacific Regional Hui

Ōtaki, New Zealand, 8th – 9th May

A rare opportunity for funders and indigenous leaders/groups to meet together in a small indigenous Māori community, only an hour from the capital city, that initiated a tribal development plan 30 years ago. Witness the development.

Philanthropy Summit 2017

Wellington, New Zealand, 10th – 12th May

Innovation is playing an increasingly crucial role in the success of communities, organisations and even countries and can fundamentally shift the impact of philanthropy. In May 2017, Philanthropy New Zealand are hosting the country’s largest gathering of leaders involved with philanthropy. Held at Te Papa, Innovate for Impact will bring together global and local thought leaders from philanthropy, business, iwi, government, investment and the community sector along with innovators for the two-day summit.

Belong 2017 Community Foundations Conference

Ottowa-Gatineau, Canada, 11th -13th May

Join the Ottawa-Gatineau for the 2017 Community Foundations Conference as they welcome leaders from the foundation and philanthropic sector to Canada’s capital.This international gathering is a premiere launching pad for new ideas and connections. Celebrate Canada’s sesquicentennial and explore how to can strengthen a sense of belonging organisations and communities.

Membership Update

To learn more about membership, email Sarah.

Alliance Magazine

Did you know that WINGS members are eligible for a free or discounted subscription to Alliance Magazine? Be sure to reach out for more information.

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