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EVPA: A Practical Guide to Adding Value Through Non-Financial Support

Posted By WINGS, Wednesday, December 16, 2015

EVPA's latest research on how to deliver effective non-financial support (also known as business or management support or capacity building). It is the first report targeted at the VP/SI sector that offers comprehensive guidance on how to plan and deliver non-financial support, and accounting for its cost and value. Very practically it outlines:


o   The variety of non-financial support services that exist

o   How to organise non-financial support internally

o   How to assess the organisational needs of the social purpose organisation

o   How to assess the cost and impact of the non-financial support effectively


The report can be downloaded here, alongside a practical toolkit to deliver non-financial support and four videos from experts talking about its importance. 

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Select Alliance articles now available in Arabic

Posted By WINGS, Friday, December 4, 2015
In their effort to enhance the knowledge and practices of philanthropy and social investment in the Arab Region, Alliance magazine, Majid Society and SAANED for Philanthropy Advisory have produced Arabic translations of select articles from the Alliance September 2015 issue. View the translations here.

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WINGS joins ‘Philanthropy Engaged’ dialogue (video)

Posted By WINGS, Wednesday, November 25, 2015

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.

Follow this link to see a Storify of the event: SDG Philanthropy Platform Storify

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Groundbreaking Research Reveals Changes in Funding for Africa

Posted By WINGS, Monday, November 23, 2015

A partnership between Foundation Center and the Africa Grantmakers’ Affinity Group (AGAG) has produced the first-ever overview of foundation funding specifically for continental Africa. According to new research released today by the two organizations, foundation grants targeting Africa increased more than 400%, from $288.8 million in 2002 to nearly $1.5 billion in 2012. The number of grants also increased from 1,380 to 1,965.

U.S. Foundation Funding for Africa examines changes in funding over a decade and provides a detailed portrait of giving in 2012. It compares differences in funding for organizations headquartered in Africa and funding for activities focused on Africa implemented by organizations headquartered outside of Africa. The report is based upon an analysis of Foundation Center’s FC 1000 annual data sets, which include grants of $10,000 or more given by 1,000 of the largest U. S. independent, corporate, community and grantmaking operating foundations. The FC 1000 sets account for more than 75% of all international funding by U.S. foundations.

Learn more and download the report at

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New Foundation Center resources on African philanthropy

Posted By WINGS, Thursday, November 19, 2015
In partnership with the Bernard van Leer Foundation, Foundation Center launched Foundation Maps for Early Childhood Development in East Africa. This interactive map shows how much foundation funding and bilateral/multilateral aid has gone to ECD since 2008 in 16 African countries. The map is intended for foundations, NGOs, policymakers, and other stakeholders working in early childhood development.

In partnership with Bloomberg Philanthropies and the King Baudouin Foundation, Foundation Center launched Equal Footing, a free data portal to map, share, and expand philanthropic resources for Burundi, Democratic Republic of the Congo, and Rwanda. It also connects funders with NGOs supporting women’s economic development in Central Africa.

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New case studies on local resource mobilization in the Global South

Posted By WINGS, Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Collective Change: The Value of Mobilizing Local Resources for Women’s Rights in the Global South and East Case Studies of Ten Women's Funds is a joint initiative led by the International Network of Women’s Funds, Mama Cash and the International Human Rights Funders Group.

How are women’s funds contributing to strengthening rights-based philanthropy in the Global South and East? How can innovative communications and relationship-building strategies help to increase support for local women’s movements?

The International Network of Women’s Funds is excited to launch new research about the local resource mobilization efforts of women’s funds in the Global South and East. These case studies provide an in-depth look at the strategies, successes, challenges, and opportunities experienced by ten women’s funds.

Local resource mobilization is one powerful tool to shift internalized beliefs and attitudes, social and cultural norms, formal policies, and access resources for women’s movements.

View the full report and executive summary.

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