June, 2012


WINGS Newsletter

Mafruza Khan, Environmental Grantmakers’ Association (EGA) Enhancing the Field Director, was in Rio discussing philanthropy and sustainability. Read her blog on  Rio+20 published by Alliance magazine.

Development projects sustaining people and planet? Read Charles Steward Mott staff and grantees perspective on the event.

CIVICUS’ Acting Secretary General Katsuji Imata says, "Rio+20 tells us definitively that the multilateral system as it stands is no longer fit for purpose, and needs a major overhaul.” Read

Building Something New In Rio, at the Forum on Social Entrepreneurship in the New Economy, hosted by the Skoll Foundation, Ashoka, Fundación Avina and Fundação Roberto Marinho the framework discussed was how to build a "New Economy.” Links: Skoll Foundationand Ashoka perspective


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WINGS Knowledge Center is an easily searchable collection of almost 300 resources on grantmaking and philanthropy, including white papers, case studies, evaluations, best practices, and toolkits. This diverse collection comes from organizations located everywhere from Islamabad Pakistan to Grand Rapids, Michigan. Read the interview with Gabriela Fitz, Director of Knowledge Management Initiatives at The Foundation Center to learn how you can share your organization's knowledge with a broader audienceRead

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Webinar: Community Foundation Benchmarketing Toolkit - Thursday July 26th, 2:00am GMT

First session on June 19th, with speakers Jane Humphries - Community Foundations of Canada, Iwona Olkowicz - Academy for the Development of Philanthropy in Poland and Katarina Minarova - Association of Community Foundations of Slovakia. Discussion topics included different approaches to community foundations standards and case study of Poland and Slovakia was valuable.  From a participant: "I appreciate this effort which is still evolving, we must continue with this and other  methods..." More

SAVE THE DATE - ASIA SESSION: Thursday, July 26th, 2:00 am GMT                                                                 Speakers: Andrew Lawson, Philanthropy Australia and Clare Brooks, Australian Communities Foundation. REGISTER HERE.

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