We are very excited to announce that our WINGSForum 2017 will take place in Mexico City, Mexico. With Mexico City being a primary cultural, financial and political center of Latin America, it will be a wonderful backdrop for our global community of philanthropy influencers. The Forum, WINGS’ flagship global gathering, provides a rich peer learning experience where support organizations serving philanthropy from all over the world can come together to share practical lessons, innovations and inspiration from their work. As the only existing conference with a focus on the infrastructure of global philanthropy, WINGSForum is able to connect and affect change across many issues. Participants see this premier global philanthropy event as a valuable opportunity for professional development, relationship building and knowledge sharing.
On 14-15 December, WINGS and DAFNE jointly carried out a peer learning event in Istanbul, Turkey, to work on the development of a performance assessment framework for philanthropy infrastructure organizations based on the 4 Cs: Capacity, Capability, Connections and Credibility. During the meeting participants worked on a baseline assessment and towards the development of indicators. The work will continue in 2016 with virtual and face-to-face meetings. For more information contact Sarah Brown-Campello at firstname.lastname@example.org.
U.S. Foundation Funding for Africa, Wed 9 December 2015, 1:00pm EST | Register
Learn how trends in funding for Africa have changed over time. Join AGAG for a discussion about U.S. Foundation Funding for Africa, its new publication with the Foundation Center. This first-ever analysis of funding specifically for Africa gives an overview of funding trends over the decade from 2002-2012 and takes a deeper look at funding in 2012.
On September 24th 2015 WINGS joined key organizations at a side event workshop of the UNGA held at the Ford Foundation, where progress of the SDG Philanthropy Platform was presented.
Helena Monteiro, WINGS Executive Director, shared a few words on the role of the platform in building an enabling environment for civil society organizations:
It’s a very good time for this collaboration between philanthropy and the SDGs work. Philanthropy can bring to the SDGs a larger pool of partners and organizations to join the cause and bring different forms of funding and resources, and also various approaches in innovation to support the work of the SDGs. On the same hand philanthropy needs support from multilateral organizations and the SDG platform to support a more favorable environment for philanthropy to work. Philanthropy is about putting private resources for the public good and this is mostly the work of civil society organizations. We need worldwide support of an enabling environment for civil society organizations to have freedom to work, and for philanthropies to be able to support the work of civil societies.
Alina Porumb, Olga Alexeeva Memorial Prize winner, is strategic philanthropy programme director with Romania’s Association for Community Relations (ARC). The core of her work in the last ten years has been helping to create an active community foundations movement in Romania, offering a model of self-reliance and mutual support to communities at a time when they were accustomed to look outside for resources and assistance. The 3rd award ceremony for the Olga Alexeeva Memorial Prize took place during the 2nd Emerging Markets Philanthropy Forum in November in Beijing, China. Read more here.
Kenya is set to host a national giving day after officially joining the Global #GivingTuesday Movement. #GivingTuesday is a first of its kind event in Kenya that will harness the collective power of a unique blend of partners—charities, families, businesses and individuals—to transform how people think about, talk about and participate in the giving season.
Owing to its globally recognized philanthropic practice, Kenya is proud to have been chosen as the first African country to host Giving Tuesday.
The East Africa Association of Grantmakers (EAAG), will lead other partners in organizing events of the day. EAAG will seek to apply technology and the new philanthropy approaches to rally local resource mobilization efforts in support of different causes and thereby create better visibility of the culture & practice of community giving in Kenya.
22 participants from 11 different countries gathered in Cape Town, South Africa, on November 16-17 to discuss the data-related challenges of their work and use the Global Philanthropy Data Charter as a framework to address them. During the meeting participants formed working groups on issues ranging from capacity building to an open source database for knowledge sharing, which will follow up on the topics discussed. For more information on the Data Charter visit philanthropydata.wingsweb.org. For more on the working groups and next steps, contact WINGS knowledge management coordinator Ana Pinho at email@example.com.
For meeting materials, including participants list, click here.
Design for Social Good: Autodesk Foundation's Approach, Thu 26 November 2015, 4pm Singapore | Register
It all starts with a design. Tesla redesigned electric cars for better and more energy-efficient performance; Avatar created a surreal world that took our breath away; the newly completed Shanghai Tower is designed as the greenest super-high-rise building on earth. Behind all these great designs is Autodesk and its corporate foundation: Autodesk Foundation.
In this webinar, you’ll hear how the Autodesk Technology Impact Program and Entrepreneur Impact Program are helping non-profits and social enterprises create high impact solutions to today’s most pressing challenges.
The 2016 netFWD Annual Meeting followed by a Thematic Workshop, 9-10 March 2016
The next netFWD Annual Meeting will take place on 9 March 2016 at the OECD headquarters in Paris and will be followed by a thematic workshop on 10 March.
Day 1: Closed-door ‘for members/associates only’ meeting, where netFWD will take stock on the Network’s ongoing efforts and achievements, while identifying synergies with members’ ongoing work. At the end of the day, you will be invited to participate in the award ceremony of the DAC Prize for Taking Development Innovation to Scale, together with the Members of the Development Assistance Committee and the Development Centre’s Governing Board.
Day 2: Workshop on netFWD's new Accelerating Impact 2030 initiative, unveiled in New York at the margins of the SDG Summit. It will be open to government representatives, development practitioners and experts to enable dialogue on how foundations and others can and should join forces to achieve impact at scale and accelerate progress towards the SDGs.
Are you wondering how you can you fit corporate philanthropy into your business plan? Did you know there are more approaches to giving than merely donating money? The realm of such opportunities has expanded, especially with the use of technology and can be an asset to your organization.
Learn how corporate philanthropy connects to corporate volunteering, corporate citizenship, and sustainability issues and how these programs can help boost employee engagement at The Conference Board Strategic Community Impact Symposiumon 1-2 December in New York.
During interactive sessions, attendees will hear:
Presentations by UPS Foundation, American Heart Association, Community Giving at American Airlines, and an NGO
How corporate volunteering can be a strategic asset to the business
How companies are implementing technology and social media, and other digital communications into their programs
How corporate philanthropy can help you attract and retain employees
Save the date by 31st October and save $100, then use code WI200 to receive a $200 discount on registration.
Is your company a member of The Conference Board? If so, you receive a discount on your registration. Just make sure you sign into your account when registering to apply the discount. Not sure if your organization is a member? Check here.