In this 2012 blog published by The Resource Alliance, WINGS Executive Director Helena Monteiro writes about how new technologies, new leaders and new money are changing the language and methods of philanthropy and nonprofits. “Our most complex challenges are best addressed through collaborative approaches, involving public, private and nonprofit sectors bringing together diverse knowledge, strategy and connections to turn vision into social change.”
The two-day workshop hosted by Arab Foundations Forum (AFF) in September addressed communication and fundraising methods, social investment as a source of funding, institutional philanthropy, and recent trends in online fundraising and using the internet and social networks to raise funds.
The Resource Alliance has a limited number of bursaries for small non-profit organisations in Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Maldives, Mongolia, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Vietnam to attend the biggest fundraising conference in South Asia.
The IWRM Asia 2013 will take place 20-23 August in Jaipur (Rajasthan), India. WINGS members interested in attending the upcoming IWRM in India on 23-24 August can apply for a special early bird registration discount.
A Special Policy Dialogue hosted by the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) brought together a diverse group of stakeholders in the sector to brainstorm new ideas for advancing global development beyond the Millennium Development Goal (MDG) 2015 target date. It was clear during the one-day meeting how much work is left to do to achieve these goals, yet a general sense of optimism characterised the exchange—this in the face of limited resources and a seemingly unsurmountable store of global data. Article by Chris de la Torre.