PtP: A Promising New Route to Creating Endowed Charitable Foundations

By Lester M. Salamon, Johns Hopkins University   Energetic efforts are being made at the present time to promote the development of community foundations or other community-based philanthropic institutions in less-developed and transition regions around the world. A crucial barrier to the success of these initiatives, however, is the general lack of capital to underwrite…

5 Key Tips to Harness Collective Philanthropic Impact in Asia

By Naina Subberwal Batra, AVPN CEO   Whether I am speaking with a small social purpose organisation just embarking on its impact journey or leaders of long-established foundations, we always circle back to the same conundrum: how do we allocate limited resources, like philanthropic capital, most effectively so that we do not compromise on one…

Reflections on a crisis: a call for introspection, change and transformation for the global philanthropy and giving community

By Benjamin Bellegy, WINGS Executive Director   At the time of writing this note, more than half the human population is under lock-down and a huge proportion of all human activities have halted, generating a deafening silence and propelling humanity into the unknown, placing strain on the global economy and raising deep doubts about our…

Spotlight on 2020 New Members

The WINGS Network is made up of over 150 philanthropy support organizations from 50+ countries, and is growing every year. See some of the organizations that joined for 2020 below, and get to know your network. Check out our map to see which countries WINGS members are based in. From WINGS, a warm welcome to…

Hindsight is always 20/20…

by Filiz Bikmen, founder and advisor at Constellations for Change, and the Founding Director of Esas Sosyal, in Turkey. Author of WINGS recent Philanthropy Networks: Creating Voice, Value and Collective Impact. This is a proverb, (idiomatic) which means: In hindsight things are obvious that were not obvious from the outset.[1].In this blog, I’m sharing some…