A New Private Social Investment Ecosystem

By Javier García Moritán, Grupo de Fundaciones y Empresas (GDFE) – Argentina   The WINGS meeting in Jamaica, Driving Philanthropy for the Future, will live on in our history as an event that inspired GDFE, along with other chambers and associations, to launch an ambitious initiative to move together “from competition to cooperation”. The creation of…

A Timely Call for a Trust-driven Approach to Philanthropy

by Rolf Alter and Timo Unger, Philanthropy.Insight   Concerns for “good” philanthropy are not really new, starting with Turgot’s famous 18th century call to destroy the foundations¹. By now, codes of conduct – all-present instruments of prescription of ethical behaviour – have been in existence for quite some time, and toolkits have been developed in…

Guiding Family Foundations for Effective Philanthropy

By Suzanty Sitorus, Indonesia Philanthropy Association   Along with their increasing wealth, many families who own business empires in Indonesia set up a foundation to carry out their philanthropic mission. In recent years, the second and third generations of some of the family foundations have begun to take the lead. They bring in new approaches…

Foreword to WINGS Impact Case Studies

by Benjamin Bellegy, Executive Director, WINGS & Nadya Hernandez, Programs Coordinator, WINGS You may know about them, but it’s rare to get a glimpse into their inner workings: Philanthropy Support Organizations (PSOs) are often the hidden heroes in combatting the rising trend towards heightened control and excessive, unwarranted restrictions of philanthropy and civil society throughout…

A New Paradigm for Philanthropy Support

By Hilary Pearson, Philanthropic Foundations Canada Are we Kodak just before the iphone? Or Blockbuster just before Netflix? Could foundations be at that moment….and are we about to be massively disrupted? These provocative questions were asked by Ingrid Srinath, Director of the Center for Social Impact and Philanthropy at Ashoka University in New Delhi, and a…

Healthy philanthropy = healthy society

WINGS joint article from the Enabling Environment Affinity Group* Civil society and global philanthropy are fighting for their relevance. No longer the highly trusted actors in some countries, they have been targeted and vilified in a growing number of countries with heightened restrictions on their operations being almost universally imposed. While it is true that…

African Philanthropy: what the future holds

by Moiyattu Banya-Keister, Coordinator of the Africa Youth Philanthropy Network (AYPN) On Tuesday, June 11th, various African Philanthropic network organizations including the East Africa Philanthropy Network, African Philanthropy Forum, African Youth Philanthropy Network, the Aga Khan Foundation, African Philanthropy Network, WINGS, SDG Philanthropy Platform and the Philanthropy Leadership Network, hosted a Twitter chat titled: #LiftUpPhilanthropy…

Three decades of philanthropy: What we learnt

From building local leadership and solutions to exiting responsibly, insights distilled from the MacArthur Foundation illustrate what community-focused philanthropy looks like. by DIPA NAG CHOWDHURY After more than three decades of grantmaking in the field of Population and Reproductive Health (PRH), MacArthur Foundation’s programme in this field came to a close this year. As our approach to…

Key notes for networks in 2019

by Polina Nyukhina, Ukrainian Philanthropists Forum In April 2019, WINGS (Worldwide Initiative for Grantmaker Support, Brazil) gathered CEOs and philanthropy leaders of worldwide philanthropic networks at the “Driving Philanthropy to the Future” meeting in Jamaica. It was a truly global space where we got to share our philanthropic experience as well as discuss challenges in…

Planning, assessing and communicating the impact of networks

by Carola Carazzone (Assifero) This text was original a speech given by Carola at WINGS Driving Philanthropy for the Future meeting in Jamaica, April 2019. I was asked to share with you today, the journey we walked in the last 4 years in Assifero- Italian association of grantmaking foundations (using traditional taxonomy 100 members among…

Going global: how about fiscal sponsorship outside the United States?

Jenny Lah and Michael Jarvis A persistent challenge for organizations seeking philanthropic support is the need to demonstrate compliance with the fiduciary requirements of grant makers. Another is to have reliable and affordable backend support while being able to focus time, energy and resources on the organizational mission. In the United States, fiscal sponsorship has…

The largest study on India’s everyday giving market

The first-ever in-depth attempt to quantify everyday giving in India, a new report aims to shine a spotlight on the ways in which Indians can contribute to the country’s social development. by INDIA DEVELOPMENT REVIEW India has the greatest number of people volunteering and donating money in the world, ahead of both the USA and China.…

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…