January eNews: Women In Philanthropy

This month we explore one of six plenaries for WINGSForum—women in philanthropy. We look at regional cross border trade, philanthropy during national transitions, and the impact of women’s rights movements, along with new articles from Barbara Ibrahim, Ruth Jones, and CAF’s Adam Pickering. We also take a special look at gender and agency in Africa…

Engaged philanthropy catching on globally

“SVP is adaptive to each country, but core to the model is engaging citizens in strategic, pooled giving, developing their capacity to function as community leaders and encouraging local SVPs to operate as hubs for community impact. Here’s a look at the local adaptation of the SVP model in Australia, China, India and Ireland.” Article by Ruth Jones.

Ruth Jones on venture philanthropy

The European Venture Philanthropy and Social Investment sector continues to evolve. A new report published by the EVPA, provides key statistics and raises awareness so as to attract further resources for the sector. We met with Ruth Jones, Executive Director of Social Venture Partners (SVP) and WINGS board member, to recap her involvement with Asian Venture Philanthropy Network and talk briefly about what makes SVP different.