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2014 Retrospective

"WINGS is the main source of broader analysis on trends and challenges for the philanthropic sector as a whole, globally." Andre Degenszajn, GIFE

WINGS Membership 2015

WINGS will start the new year with a reassessed membership dues structure. Your support will allow us to bring new opportunities to network, to learn, and to share knowledge.

Olga Alexeeva Memorial Prize

Judges have been selected. Post your nomination for the Third Olga Alexeeva Memorial Prize, organized by Alliance magazine in association with GFCF, CIVICUS and WINGS.

WINGS Communications Grow

In 2014 we sent 12 newsletters, published more than 100 blogs, including 18 original interviews, and shared dozens of new reports in our Knowledge Center, connecting with 4,000 monthly readers in 191 countries. Thanks for reading!

WINGS 2014 Webinar Lineup

We partnered with AFE, EFC, UNDP, NPC, AFF and others for webinars on transparency, philanthropy infrastructure, storytelling and data, global innovations, BRIC philanthropy and more.

Post 2015 Global Partnership

"Our group conceived this initiative to help philanthropy understand the opportunities for engaging in global development goal processes, and help governments and the UN system understand the added value of philanthropy’s engagement." SSIR

Find out who's giving and getting grants in your field with these digital Grant Guides, available in 25 subject areas including arts, education and capacity building.

WINGS in Alliance: WINGS member AFE led a series of focus groups in Colombia with the purpose of raising interest in reflecting on and researching challenges in private social investment and philanthropy in Latin America.

NEW! Alliance December issue now available. Alliance magazine features articles by key thinkers from around the world. WINGS members get a 20% discount on new subscriptions.

Philanthropy In Quote

"Organizations can improve data in philanthropy by endorsing the Data Charter and committing to honoring and promoting all values and principles embodied in the document with respect to their data-related work." Ana Pinho via Markets for Good

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Last month we shared feedback on our Strategic Planning Survey. Now our Members-Only Survey results will give you a more intimate look at the WINGS global network, and our new programme infographic shows our major outputs and achievements in 2014.

2014 WINGS Year in Review
This Dispatch retrospective highlights the WINGS programmes and collaborations that made 2014 our best year yet. We report on members, projects and partnerships, from local cultures to global collaborations, and we look forward to new growth and exploration in the coming year.

WINGSForum 2014, hosted with TUSEV
We’re beyond thrilled with the attendance and overall success of our latest flagship event in Istanbul, made possible by a devoted and growing global network. "WINGS has finally taken off." Larry McGill, Foundation Center

Infrastructure in Focus report series
This year we continued our tradition of bringing you the best in reporting with a new series of philanthropy infrastructure reports, the latest of which is featured in Alliance magazine this month.

Data Charter initiative expands with new website
WINGS launched the Global Philanthropy Data Charter website to facilitate the growing initiative for developing a standard of principles that help the sector take full advantage of new opportunities.

CF Atlas shows global reach of community foundations
We joined with the Cleveland Foundation, GFCF, CENTRIS, Foundation Center and the Mott Foundation to launch the most comprehensive directory of the community foundation movement ever published.

Local Cultures of Giving PLE and member forum
WINGS organized a peer learning event and opened an online forum to highlight the need for sharing trends and experiences from all regions of the world, with a special emphasis on the African and Arab region.

Using data to show global development progress
WINGS co-convened a session on data during UN Week in September, continuing a global development initiative with the Foundation Center, UNDP, and the Ford and Hilton Foundations.

Infrastructure in Focus: Community Philanthropy
This report shares new data on CP infrastructure organizations, suggesting how our practice and knowledge about them can improve.

Infrastructure in Focus: Organizations Serving Philanthropy
This report identifies four elements that help build common values around data, best practices, impact measurement, and communication.

Charity and Philanthropy in Russia, China, India, and Brazil
This report by Joan Spero builds awareness and understanding of the diversity and challenges of philanthropy in the so-called BRIC countries.

Rules to Give By: A Global Philanthropy Legal Environment Index
This new report from CAF includes recommended international standards for structures that support philanthropy.

Philanthropy and the Social Economy: Blueprint 2015
Lucy Bernholz partners with GrantCraft for an annual overview of major trends and a preview of breakthroughs in the coming year.

Jan 2015, WINGS Webinar :: Join us as we review the World Giving Index 2014 with CAF International

Postponed, East Africa Philanthropy Awards 2014 :: All submissions remain valid for evaluation in 2015.

18 Dec, Social Value You Can Use Tomorrow :: Join SROI for this one-day course for practical ideas for maximising social value.

26-28 Jan, IHRFG San Francisco and Pre-Conference Institute :: Explore critical rights issues. Discounted registration ends Friday 12 Dec.

15-16 Apr, Philanthropy New Zealand Summit 2015 :: Meet with leaders, innovators and practitioners.

7-9 May, CFC 2015 Conference :: Save the date for a unique learning opportunity with community philanthropy leaders from around the world.

Click here for a list of main events.

[more] Post your nomination for the Third Olga Alexeeva Memorial Prize, organized by Alliance in association with GFCF, CIVICUS and WINGS.

[more] Join the Global Philanthropy Data Charter and take a step forward in promoting informed decision making in the sector.

[more] Alliance magazine, the definitive philanthropy news source, is looking for a new editor. Closing date for applications is 2 Feb 2015.

[more] IHRFG is seeking a Learning and Knowledge Manager for its New York office. Deadline for applications is 5 Jan 2015.

[more] The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has launched three new Grand Challenges. Submit your proposal by 13 Jan 2015.

[more] Submit a proposal by 14 Feb 2015 to the ANSER-ARES Conference in Canada, which looks at civil society, nonprofit practice and more.

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