Grantmaking and grantmakers are at the root of the WINGS global network. For a special issue of Alliance magazine, we surveyed our network participants from every region around the world to better understand the views of membership associations and support organizations on the importance of grantmaking. WINGS’ Helena Monteiro and Ana Pinho report.
“Private social investors are supporting projects that strengthen the capacity and the advocacy role of social organizations, in causes that express affinity with their mission as grantmakers.”
In November participants reviewed the Charter’s consultation process, identifying gaps and adding to the text where necessary. Next steps include validation, developing web and visualisation tools, and discussing the monitoring challenge.
A seminar took place in São Paulo from 4th to 5th April to present research findings on how advocacy activities of civil society organisations in Brazil are funded. The emergence of community foundations and other funds, as well as a potential to motivate individual donors (especially through social networks, crowdfunding or face to face) point to a more diverse field in the future.
Founded in late 1990, WINGS was born as an offshoot of lively discussions on the place and future of social investment in the world, which took place in international meetings in which the Group of Institutes, Foundations and Enterprises (GIFE), an association of private social investors in Brazil, played a leading role. Headquartered in São Paulo since 2011, WINGS is in a privileged position to speak about the state of the art of their field of action. That’s what the following interview is about, conducted by the Institute C&A’s website with the executive director of WINGS, Helena Monteiro.
The Worldwide Initiatives for Grantmaker Support (WINGS), an international organisation that brings together associations, institutes and philanthropic foundations, is holding this week in Rio de Janeiro, a working meeting of the Global Consultation on Philanthropy Data.