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January 2016 Newsletter

Network Events

2016 Board of Boards (CECP)
28-29 Feb, New York City

9º Congresso GIFE
30 Mar - 1 Apr, Sao Paulo

Council on Foundations Annual Conference: The Future of Community
8-12 Apr, Washington, DC

AGAG Annual Meeting
13-15 Apr, Location TBA

CIVICUS, International Civil Society Week
25-29 Apr, Bogotá

Full conference list here.

Take GrantCraft's annual survey now – it will take 10 minutes or less! You'll also be entered in a drawing to win a GrantCraft tote bag. Last year's responses helped shape this past year's 150+ resources and other projects at Foundation Center.

Select Alliance articles now available in Arabic. WINGS members get a 20% discount on new Alliance subscriptions.

Issue 10: The great interest in impact and ROI has resulted in the decision to publish all four volumes of the magazine during the course of 2016 looking at the topic from different perspectives.

Philanthropy In Quote

"The meeting gave me clearly the conviction that diversity is not something we should be afraid of but something we should celebrate." Dr. Atallah Kuttab on the Perspectives on Arab & Global Philanthropy workshop in Berlin (video)

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Happy New Year! Thanks to the 20% of WINGS Members who have already paid their dues in the first two weeks of January! To make your membership contribution, sign-in to our portal or request a direct invoice.


WINGS Interview with Emmanuel Marfo of GADeF
To start the New Year, WINGS virtually sits down with Emmanuel Marfo of the Global Alliance for Development Foundation to discuss youth in philanthropy, building an organization from scratch, and the power of networks.

The NFL Playoffs and Philanthropy
Take a look at how the playoffs would unfurl if games were determined by the generosity of each team’s fans, which teams might emerge from each conference, and how they would fare against one another in the Super Bowl.

Why the SDGs matter
These goals propel and enable us to shift how we think about and approach complex societal problems, and can help to break down silos between work of different actors and geographies. Alliance Magazine feature.

AVPN Conference 2016 now open for registration
How has Social Investing Impacted Asia? The conference will review this question through country sharing sessions by members, break-outs on key issues in Asia, and the Investment Showcase that will feature members’ successful investments.

Evaluating philanthropy support organizations
Assessing the impact of infrastructure organizations is an important task, which was taken up by WINGS members working on a baseline assessment towards the development of indicators. Watch this space for updates or email Sarah at to get involved!

WINGSForum 2017
We are looking forward to hosting our WINGSForum 2017 in Mexico City, Mexico. Please stay tuned for more information and news!

Knowledge Center

CAF World Giving Index
This report measures the average percentage of people in each country who donate money, volunteer or help a stranger. 145 countries were surveyed in 2015, representing about 96% of the world’s population.

The foundation Sector in Spain (SPANISH)

Spanish Donors’ Profile (SPANISH)

What's Data Got To Do With It?


WINGS Webinar: World Giving Index 2015 - Giving Trends and Emerging Markets
The Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) World Giving Index, now in its sixth year, provides a simple picture of charitable behavior across the world. Join us on Tuesday, February 2nd, at 16:00 UTC to discuss 2015 global giving ranking and trends in emerging markets.

WINGS Webinar: A Guide to Global Philanthropy - the Palgrave Handbook
Why are some people in some countries more generous than others? The Handbook is a comprehensive reference guide to the practice of philanthropy across 26 nations in Asia, Europe, the Middle East, Australia and the Americas. January 21, 2PM UTC.

Two days left - IHRFG is still Hiring!
WINGS seeks Digital Communications Coordinator
Tahdir Programme prepares young Syrians for careers, Arab Reform Initiative

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