Philanthropy: looking forward

The Association of German Foundations and Dr. Annette Kleinbrod the Advisor for International Cooperation  interviewed Benjamin Bellegy, Executive Director of the Worldwide Initiatives for Grantmakers Support (WINGS). This interview is part of the #NextPhilanthropy initiative. Benjamin, what do you consider will be the main driver of philanthropy globally over the next 10 years? There are…

Greater Giving, Greater Philanthropy

This April, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) hosted the Greater Giving Summit in Seattle. Bringing together over 170 participants from all over the world, the goals of the Summit were to facilitate new insights; engage with bold ideas and opportunities; and to connect people, projects and concepts, all revolving around promoting greater charitable giving…

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…

Spotlight on 2019 New Members

The WINGS Network is made up of over 100 philanthropy support organizations from 43 countries, and is growing every year. See some of the organizations that joined for 2019 below, and get to know your network. From WINGS, a warm welcome to all our new Members and Supporting Members! Fondazione Italia Sociale – Supporting Member…

WINGS Funders Working Group: Strengthening the philanthropy support ecosystem

In recognizing that funders are integral in building healthy philanthropy support ecosystems, WINGS  opened a supporting membership opportunity for funders (foundations, individuals, public institutions, etc.) that are investing in or would like to contribute more to developing philanthropy and its infrastructure. For Supporting Members, WINGS now offers access to a working group, which aims to engage funders in collective thinking…

Lessons and insights from new European research on philanthropy infrastructure

This is an interview with Michael Alberg-Seberich and Filiz Bikmen on Beyond Philanthropy’s new report on European philanthropy infrastructure. The research, More than the Sum of its Parts: Insights on the Future of Philanthropy and Social Investment infrastructure in Europe, is the first comprehensive look at European philanthropy infrastructure. How does adopting a more “outward engagement” attitude…