The Changing Face Of Philanthropy

The Changing Face Of Philanthropy

  By Debasish Mitter- Country Director, India, Michael & Susan Dell Foundation The philosophy, scope and even the ‘currency’ of giving have seen dramatic shifts in keeping with the nature of the challenges faced by society. And it augurs well for the development sector. It’s not just the nature and extent of development problems that have…

A New Era for African Philanthropy

This article was first published in Alliance Magazine. There has never been a greater time for African philanthropy and philanthropy in general than today. The momentum and interest around philanthropy have grown – at times surprisingly so, given that not so long ago philanthropy was accorded no role in formal and intergovernmental processes. Not many…

INSPIRE Conference: Philanthropy – Roads to Social Change

  Between 8th and 10th of June 2016, over 40 people from the field of philanthropy across Central and Eastern Europe, gathered in Bucharest to attend the INSPIRE Conference organized by the Association for Community Relations in Romania. With a mix of site visits, outdoor experiences, peer to peer sharing, gamification elements, visual harvesting and individual experiences, the conference offered…

A New Agenda for City Philanthropy

This post originally featured in Alliance Magazine. WINGS members can benefit from a free or discounted subscription – be sure to get in touch to find out more. Everybody knows about the Paris Agreement, but what many don’t know is that cities played a crucial role in making it happen. Around 450 mayors from five…

WINGS Network Monthly Update – June

On the Road to Mexico – WINGS Forum 2017: Critical Philanthropy Held every three years, WINGS convenes WINGSForum, a one-of-a-kind global gathering of grantmaker associations and philanthropy support organizations. The Forum provides an opportunity for participants to network and learn from peers facing similar and diverse challenges and opportunities in different parts of the world.…

The Syrian Crisis: A Challenge for Philanthropy

Our latest post is brought to you by our partners at Alliance Magazine – be sure to get the latest issue! It is a rare event that captures global philanthropy’s attention. The stream of refugees from Syria is one of them. There is a serious humanitarian crisis under way, and a rapid response is called…

Transforming Haiti

When people think of Haiti, they often think “extreme poverty and bad politics”.  These however are only the symptoms of deeper structural problems such as polarization, fragmentation and lack of collective leadership.  What do I mean by polarization?  I mean, socio-economic and geographic polarization of resources (urban over rural, richer over poorer).  By fragmentation, I…