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November 2014 eNewsletter

"Reaching beyond the fence of one’s yard is always valuable, even mandatory, for growth. WINGSForum offers this." Ansis Berzins, Community Foundation Movement in Latvia

Olga Alexeeva Memorial Prize

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


Strengthening Your Proposal

This month experts shared tips for honing proposals and maximising fundraising efforts.


Instituto C&A

The Global Philanthropy Data Charter will allow Brazil to find where it stands in relation to philanthropy.



The Social Venture Partners Audacious Philanthropy Conference attracted global Partners from the organization's 38-city network.


Giving Around the Globe

Inform your global community engagement strategies with this CECP report developed from survey data collected from 54 large companies headquartered across 17 countries. Download for free from the CECP website.


The 2014 Fall Conference for Community Foundations highlighted US and international movements, drawing from diverse perspectives to inform new models.


The Foundation Center, WINGS and BRIC philanthropy are featured in this Financial Times article by Gillian Tett. “About half of all the new philanthropic groups that have sprung up since 2000 have appeared in the global south.”

Alliance blog: Akwasi Aidoo and Tendai Murisa (TrustAfrica) talk to Caroline Hartnell about the future of African foundations.

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

Philanthropy In Quote

"Perhaps the potential and power of open data, social apps, media and data analysis can allow grantmakers and philanthropists to share information better and to learn more proactively from each other." Dawn Austwick, Big Lottery Fund


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We've published our 2014 Strategic Planning Survey results—thanks to all who took part! And stay tuned for updates on our new Local Cultures of Giving forum, a collaborative public space for exploring old traditions, current contexts and emerging trends in the sector!

Global grantmaking for social change
This month we look at grantmaking across the WINGS global network, with event recaps from EVPA, IDIS and NVPC. We also share interviews with AGAG and FCAA, a feature on the 2014 World Giving Index, and new reports from UBS and TrustAfrica, CECP, and the Foundation Center.

Responsive philanthropy for African communities
Niamani Mutima (AGAG) shares how responsive philanthropy can bring needed attention to the network of organizations working with the local communities most affected by the recent Ebola outbreak in West Africa.

Tracking human rights resources around the world
Sarah Hamilton (FCAA) previews the 2014 FCAA AIDS Philanthropy Summit and shares how local context and collaboration are helping drive research and data collection efforts for the network.

CAF publishes 2014 World Giving Index
Jane Arnott (CAF) shares key findings from the recently published 2014 World Giving Index, noting that "government incentives to give and public trust in civil society vary hugely between nations".

Inspirational stories from the Brazilian Philanthropy Forum
Innovation help set the tone for the 3rd Brazilian Philanthropy Forum in São Paulo, where a well diversified programme pointed out the "bold face of private social investment in Brazil and the world".

Venture philanthropy, a collaborative effort
Laura Fernandez (WINGS) reports on the 2014 EVPA Annual Conference in Berlin, an event that illustrated "the power of collaboration to confront challenges when building communities around common purpose".

Philanthropy beyond Asia
Carl L. Liederman (LIEDERSHIP) shares his experience at the recent Philanthropy In Asia Summit, a successful convening of global leaders in philanthropy he says brought "lessons for all, irrespective of geography".

Pilot survey of institutional philanthropy in Saudi Arabia underway
This data collection process in the Arab region is part of a global collaborative to develop comparable data on the contribution and role of institutionalized philanthropic giving.

25 Years of the EFC
The EFC has launched a commemorative anniversary blog, which will feature 25 key members’ reflections on its journey and thoughts on its future. Contributors include EFC's Gerry Salole and Jane Arnott of CAF.

2014 Grantmakers East Forum
Grantmakers met in Italy to discuss migration in Europe. TechSoup's Christopher Worman: "People associate darkness and horror with the very term 'migration' while reserving ‘mobility’ for the movement-impaired."

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

Africa's Wealthy Give Back
This report from UBS and TrustAfrica on philanthropy in Africa by Africans shows that philanthropy is an inherent characteristic of life there.

Enabling Environments for Philanthropy Through Tax Incentives
KCDF’s analysis explores the state of philanthropy in Kenya and the role that tax incentives play in promoting philanthropy there.

A Practical Guide to Planning and Executing an Impactful Exit
Venture philanthropists can increase transparency and accountability, and enhance the effectiveness of their work with this new EVPA resource.

Making Regional Integration Work for the Poor
The latest issue of Changemudança from Southern Africa Trust explores the SADC summit, civil society in Swaziland, regional integration and more.

Scanning the Landscape of Youth Philanthropy
This new report from the Foundation Center explores the question of how to transfer leadership to the next generation effectively and meaningfully.

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

19-25 Nov, CIVICUS International Civil Society Week 2014 :: Join more than 20 events organized by leading CSOs from around the world.

3-4 Dec, Generosity Conference 2014 :: Join Funding Information Services for a look at Māori Generosity, Impact and Resilience across two streams.

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 issues in human rights at this annual event.

15-16 Apr, Philanthropy New Zealand Summit 2015 :: Meet with leaders, innovators and practitioners. Discounted registration through 30 Nov.

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] 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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