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May 2015 eNewsletter

Strategic Plan 2015-2018 

See our theory of change and exciting plans for the next four years! View the 2015-2018 WINGS Strategic Plan now.

New Transparency Toolkit 

Transparency and Accountability in Philanthropy and Private Social Investment is a result of regional consultations over two years.

Data Charter Session, Milan

This week at the EFC Conference our session provided background on the Global Philanthropy Data Charter, how it's been used so far, and next steps. Look for an update in June.

Peer-Learning Event, Berlin

Following up on our survey with The SROI Network, WINGS will host a meeting on 2nd June in Berlin to exchange knowledge and experience on social return on investment.

Peer-Learning Event, Madrid

In July, WINGS will cohost a PLE with DAFNE on the assessment of the value of philanthropy support organization.

Capacity Building Impact

This WINGS webinar with Philanthropy New York explores how you can help shape an emerging evaluation construct for capacity building impact.

Taxation of Cross-Border Philanthropy in Europe

Last year the Transnational Giving Europe network released a report with EFC explaining cross-border donations and tax breaks from a European view.

TUSEV General Assembly 2015

TUSEV members were informed on the organization's activities and financial status, and the 2015 work plan was approved.

Community Foundation Atlas

The first comprehensive atlas of the CF movement identifies 1,800+ place-based foundations in 70 countries.

Share your grant data with the Foundation Center’s eReporting Program. Use Foundation Maps tool to see the "who, what and where" of funding worldwide.

NEW! Laurence Lien comments on cross-border issues in Asia in a recent interview with Alliance: "Once a grouping becomes too heterogeneous, quite often the philanthropists themselves stay away, and that’s what we don’t want to happen."

Alliance features articles by key thinkers from around the world. WINGS members get a 20% discount on new subscriptions.

Philanthropy In Quote

"If we can agree that impact assessment is not just a passing fad but a fact of life, then associations should be at the forefront of the movement, ensuring that funders' perspectives are recognized and that the resources and tools required by members to develop their practice are relevant and accessible." Dr. James Magowan, DAFNE

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Please welcome our new member, the Global Alliance for Development Foundation, which supports philanthropy and grantmaking efforts in order to more effectively use community resources for social change.

Strengthening global infrastructure for social change
In this issue we look at data, capacity and infrastructure initiatives across the WINGS global network, recapping recent events and sharing resources on data and impact measurement, including a special session this week in Milan and upcoming Peer Learning Events in Berlin and Madrid.

An overview of philanthropy and private social investment in Latin America
As WINGS begins working on developing country profiles in the region, we asked Carolina Suarez (AFE) for an overview of Colombia’s current legal environment.

NPO coalition final comments on draft FATF Best Practice Paper
The wider NPO coalition recently submitted comments on the draft FATF BPP, signed by more than 70 organizations, including important next steps your organization can take locally in the coming weeks.

Colombia joins the Post-2015 Partnership Platform
Colombia was selected as a pilot project for the Post-2015 Platform. AFE as a network of local partners will allow foundations to approach the new global agenda for development in a more effective and efficient manner.

Generation next: there is no single story
Niamani Mutima (AGAG) recaps the organization's annual conference, calling 'youth' a complex term, adding that it's still a challenge for grantmakers to find the best approach to match their foundation’s mission.

The experience of diaspora leaders
Strong commitment to philanthropy by diaspora leaders, like those present at the HIP Conference in February, has recently caught the attention of funders. But diaspora leaders need to be more empowered.

Reflections from the AVPN Conference
Paul Shoemaker (SVP) looks forward to the future for social change he sees in Asia. "The level of CSR, impact investing, strategic and venture philanthropy being explored and implemented is quite impressive."

CoF Conference: the state of impact investing
Timothy Ogden (Sona Partners) shares on the state of impact investing following CoF's annual conference. "Organizations managing their corpus in-house will do more interesting things and push the field forward."

The legal landscape of German foundation data
Data on German foundations is limited due to the legal framework there. Rupert Graf Strachwitz (Maecenata Institute) says German CSOs need to become more accountable. Is a new legal requirement the best solution?

More professional development for global grantmakers
CAF America made an important entry into the arena of professional development for US-based global grantmakers last week, convening its first International Grantmaking Symposium in Washington DC.

Help us to help Tewa, the Nepal Women's Fund
Jenny Hodgson (GFCF) comments on the role of community philanthropy organizations in national emergencies, and announces a new campaign in support of Tewa, the Nepal Women’s Fund.

Legislation and Corporate Giving In South Africa
New report explores perceived influence of broad-based black economic empowerment legislation on corporate social investment in South Africa.

The State of Impact Investing In Latin America
The current landscape, some critical challenges ahead, and the likely path through the next 5 to 10 years on impact investing in Latin America.

Private Social Investment Trends in Latin America
This publication brings to the public the debates of the International Seminar on Social Investment in Latin America, in 2007.

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

27-29 May, Nexus Europe Youth Summit :: Join young philanthropists, impact investors and inspiring social change leaders in London.

28 May, AVPN Webinar :: CAF Venturesome will share their learnings around failure, and why it’s as important as knowing what drives success.

3 Jun, Swiss Foundations 14th Annual Symposium :: Meet in Zurich to discuss issues and practical problems of everyday foundations.

11 Jun, IHRFG Workshop :: Learn how funders can produce a clear plan to circumvent the disabling environment for cross-border funding.

15-18 Jun, CGBD 2015 Annual Meeting :: Join CGBD on the shores of the Hood Canal, overlooking the Olympic Mountains in Washington State.

1-3 Jul, AGN Philanthropy in Africa 2015: People, Policy,Practice :: Leaders discuss African economic growth through philanthropy development.

21-23 Jul, 2015 Forum Annual Conference :: Engage in skill building, networking and thought provoking discussions with philanthropy leaders.

13-15 Jul, New York Institute and 2015 Conference :: Does the rights-based approach work? Early-bird registration available through 1 June.

Click here for a list of main events.

[more] Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society: apply for 2015 Emerging Leaders Int'l Fellows Program & US Diversity Fellowship by 1st June.

[more] Submit your abstract for The Second Responsible Management Education Research Conference in Cairo by 31 May.

[more] "Get on the Map" and participate in collective data sharing and visualization about your grantmaking.

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