Earlier this year the EFC, Council on Foundations (CoF), DAFNE and WINGS proposed actions to member organizations in order to encourage FATF to formally engage in an improved and structured dialogue with the NPO sector. We asked Hanna Surmatz, the EFC senior legal affairs officer, to update the network on recent developments.
This month marks the end of Caroline Hartnell’s tenure at Alliance magazine, and it brings us great pleasure to highlight her outstanding contributions to WINGS and to the field of philanthropy with a few words from our members and partners.
Chris Delatorre (WINGS) reports on the International Conference on Social Media for Good, linking the Post-2015 Agenda and the concept of diffuse collaboration to a new framework for distributed social networking. “If diffuse reciprocity represents the exchange of items of nonequivalent value, then distributed social technology is the best substrate for realizing a system in which every contribution, large and small, is recognized within a greater ecosystem of social reality and practice, and met with gratitude.”
Community philanthropy is a field in expansion throughout the world – the number of community philanthropy organizations has more than doubled between 2000 and 2014. We asked Natalie Ross (COF) and Nick Deychakiwsky (Mott) to share on a few key initiatives that show this behind-the-scenes work.
Cecilia Calvo (Center for Disaster Philanthropy) shares a recent webinar with COF on Nepal relief efforts, and previews an upcoming webinar that will explore how to better use technology to respond to disasters.
Timothy Ogden (Sona Partners) comments on the state of impact investing in his recap of Council on Foundations’ annual conference. “It is the organizations that are still managing their corpus in-house, and therefore have a real chance of looking at their grantmaking, impact investing and fund management holistically, who are going to do the more interesting things and will push the field forward.”
CF Insights was created in 2006 as a partnership between FSG and the Council on Foundations. Its initial vision was to help community foundations make more informed, effective decisions about their operation models. Today, the CF Insights network includes more than 150 US community foundations.