U.S. foundation funding for philanthropic infrastructure outside the U.S. is declining, but we need a strong global philanthropy support ecosystem now more than ever

by Larry McGill, Vice President for Knowledge Services at Foundation Center Earlier this month, the Foundation Center published a report detailing the latest available data on U.S. foundation funding for nonprofit and philanthropic infrastructure. The research spans twelve years and analyzes 21,148 infrastructure-related grants made by 881 funders to 511 organizations in 30 countries. What…

The Global Donors Forum Spotlights Muslim Philanthropy

Barbara Ibrahim The British Museum in London formed an inspiring venue for the eighth convening of the Global Donors Forum, from September 10 to 12, 2018. Having been present at the founding conference ten years ago, I was heartened to see how far this gathering of Muslim philanthropists with experts and partners has developed. Much…

Pour une philanthropie internationale francophone ambitieuse

(To read in English, click here.) Charles Sellen[1]   Une philanthropie internationale dominée par les Anglophones L’univers de la philanthropie, entendue comme l’engagement privé volontaire au service du bien commun (Payton & Moody, 2008), est historiquement dominé par les pays de langue et de tradition anglophones. Cette situation résulte d’une foi dans les mécanismes de…

Building Francophone philanthropy on an international scale

(To read the original piece in French, please click here.) Charles Sellen[1] International philanthropy dominated by the Anglophone world Philanthropy, in the sense of private voluntary engagement to further the public good (Payton & Moody, 2008), has been historically dominated by Anglophone countries or countries with an Anglophone tradition. This state of affairs stems from…

Connect with the WINGS Twittersphere

Our network is truly diverse. From geographic location and focus, to ways we support philanthropy’s development, each organization has an interesting perspective on the field in their context. Social media is one of the channels that allow us to keep connected with you and your work, and now with the list below, you can easily…

13th ISTR Conference: WINGS Academics group- RADE- meets!

By Teri Behrens The 13th conference of the International Society for Third Sector Research (ISTR) provided the perfect opportunity for the first in-person meeting of the WINGS affinity group of Researchers, Academics and Data Enthusiasts (RADE). The ISTR conference, held July 10 – 13 in Amsterdam, Netherlands, drew researchers who focus on all aspects of…