Arif Neky on the SDG Partnership Platform, Kenya

WINGS interviewed Arif Neky, the Senior Advisor for UN Strategic Partnerships and Coordinator of the SDG Partnership Platform (SDGPP) in Kenya to learn more about the role of philanthropy networks to achieve the 2030 Agenda. The Kenyan Government at the UN General Assembly in September 2017 in New York described the launch of the SDG…

Felix Oldenburg on Next Philanthropy

WINGS sits down with Felix Oldenburg of the German Association of Foundations to find out a little bit more about Next Philanthropy. 1. Why did the Association of German Foundations decide to lead a global conversation about Next Philanthropy? I hope we have only initiated the discussion but all partners will end up leading and…

Deng Lan Presents The World Philanthropy Forum And Her Views On The Development Of Philanthropy In China

Deng Lan Presents The World Philanthropy Forum And Her Views On The Development Of Philanthropy In China

   Since 2016, the Chinese People’s Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries (CPAFFC) – one of the three major Chinese foreign affairs organization – has been organizing the World Philanthropy Forum. In 2017 it gathered over 600 participants and featured the heads of several major international NGOs and foundations. Deng Lan, Deputy Secretary General of the Chinese…

An Interview With Charles Keidan Of Alliance Magazine

An Interview With Charles Keidan Of Alliance Magazine

Charles Keidan is the Editor of Alliance Magazine   1- Is this the first time Alliance is doing a special feature on philanthropy infrastrusture? Why now? Why is it an important enough topic to feature philanthropy infrastructure in the June edition of Alliance? Alliance has always played close attention to philanthropy infrastructure but this is…

Interview With Yanni Peng Of Narada Foundation

Interview With Yanni Peng Of Narada Foundation

Peng Yanni has over 20 years of experience in the field of non-profit management, social enterprise and social investment, and public services to vulnerable groups. She is CEO of Narada Foundation which is a leading grant-making foundation based in Beijing. She sits on the boards as board director, vice chair or chair of a few…

Introducing A New Member To The WINGS Community: EPIC-Africa

EPIC Africa is a new member of the WINGS community. We interviewed the Co-Founders Rose Maruru and Adwoa Agyeman.   1- Can you please tell us about the work of EPIC-Africa? Across the continent, CSOs provide vital services for communities. Although they vary greatly in type, size and purpose, it’s widely understood that they contribute mightily to…

An Interview With Axelle Davezac Of Fondation de France

An Interview With Axelle Davezac Of Fondation de France

Axelle Davezac is the Director General of Fondation de France.   1- Can you please tell us a bit about you and Fondation de France? Fondation de France will celebrate its 50th anniversary next year. It was founded at the end of the 1960’s as a tool to develop private philanthropy in France and to respond…

Goodbye Interview With WINGS Board Member- Ana Toni

Interview with departing Board Member- Ana Toni

Ana Toni is the Executive Director of Instituto Clima e Sociedade (iCS) and Co-Founder of GIP (Public Interest Management). From 2003 until May 2011, Ana Toni was the Representative for the Ford Foundation in Brazil, during which time she oversaw the Foundation’s work in the areas of human rights, sustainable development, racial and ethical discrimination,…

WINGS Staff Interview- Sarah Brown-Campello

WINGS Staff Interview- Sarah Brown-Campello

This is the third in a series of interviews with the WINGS staff team. It will give you the opportunity to get to know a bit more about them and the work that they do. The staff member we want to introduce you to today is Sarah Brown-Campello . You can see profiles of all the staff…

An Interview With Àngel Font of La Caixa Banking Foundation

An Interview With Àngel Font Of La Caixa Banking Foundation

Thanks to Mr. Àngel Font, the corporate director of Strategy and Research at “la Caixa” Banking Foundation for being interviewed:   1- ”la Caixa” Banking Foundation has gone through some important changes and it is now among the most prominent foundations in the world: how is your strategy evolving and how do you consider the foundation’s…

Funder Interview- Pam Foster, Chief Operating Officer, Co-Impact

Pam Foster introduces Co-Impact, an ambitious joint fund

Thank you to Pam for agreeing to be interviewed. 1. Can you please tell us a bit about Co-Impact and how this idea evolved to what it is now? What approaches and forms of social investment will you use: grantmaking, operations, grantees’ capacity building, advocacy work on issues supported, impact investing, etc.? Co-Impact began with…

Introducing WINGS Board – Interview with T. Başak Ersen

Introducing WINGS Board – Başak Ersen

  1) Tell us a bit about your current work and background I am the Secretary General of the Third Sector Foundation of Turkey (TUSEV) since 2011. TUSEV is a membership based private foundation. Currently, the organization has 114 foundations and associations as members.  As TUSEV we are working for a more enabling legal and…

WINGS Staff Interview- Julia Catani

WINGS Staff Interview- Julia Catani

This is the second in a series of interviews with the WINGS staff team. It will give you the opportunity to get to know a bit more about them and the work that they do. The staff member we want to introduce you to today is Julia Catani. You can see profiles of all the staff…

WINGS interview With Pushpa Sundar

WINGS interview With Pushpa Sundar

We are honoured to be able to interview Pushpa Sundar. Pushpa is a development specialist and the Founder Director of Sampradaan Indian Centre for Philanthropy, New Delhi, India. She is the author of Business and Community: The Story of Corporate Social Responsibility in India and Foreign Aid for Indian NGOs: Problem or Solution?   When did you…

Introducing WINGS Board – Interview with David Lindberg

Introducing WINGS Board – Interview with David Lindberg

This is part of a regular series where we ask WINGS Board Directors to tell us a bit about themselves. Thanks to David Lindberg for agreeing to be interviewed. You can see the previous interview here.   1) Tell us a bit about your current work and background I’m currently the CFO for the Council of…

WINGS Staff Interview- Rebecca Soragni

WINGS Staff Interview- Rebecca Soragni

This is the first in a series of interviews with the WINGS staff team. It will give you the opportunity to let you know a bit more about them and the work that they do. First up is Rebecca Soragni. You can see profiles of all the staff here.   1) What is your role?…