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November 2015 Newsletter

Network Events

Emerging Societies Emerging Philanthropies Forum
23-24 Nov, Beijing

AVPN, Design for Social Good
26 Nov, Webinar Online

IPASA Annual Symposium
30 Nov-1 Dec, South Africa

EVPA Annual Conference
1-2 Dec, Madrid

The Conference Board, Strategic Community Impact
1-2 Dec, New York City

Philanthropy Support Orgs
More Info Soon
14-15 Dec, Istanbul

Philanthropy Southwest, Nonprofit Organizations Institute
13-15 Jan, Austin

IHRFG, San Francisco Conference
20-22 Jan, San Francisco

AUC, 20th NileTESOL Conference
26 Jan, New Cairo

Full conference list here.

Strategic Community Impact Symposium, New York City 

In December join a showcase on corporate community involvement via nonprofit partnerships and leadership. Use code WI200 for a $200 discount on registration.

The new GrantCraft guide, Funding Indigenous Peoples: Strategies for Support, looks at how funders collaborate with and bring support to indigenous communities around the world.

FREE CONTENT: Read how a group of social investors set up a new community foundation in Brazil, which provides advice and investment for local associations and small enterprises. WINGS members get a 20% discount on new Alliance subscriptions.

Issue 9 of Philanthropy Impact Magazine explores the challenges and opportunities of transnational giving, including regulations, legal issues, tax and politics.

Philanthropy In Quote

"Solving the problem of poverty in India is not something we can hope to deliver as individual organisations and yet there can still be a tendency to go it alone. Brokering and connecting players to influential networks could make a real difference in influencing change. Staying power is key." Sarah Dunn, Children’s Investment Foundation

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Philanthropy and emerging economies, and regional updates
This month we share new research, initiatives and news on emerging economies, including regional updates on Africa and Latin America.

WINGS Updates

Publications: View our 2014 Annual Report
Maria Chertok (CAF) will assume chairmanship in 2016
Data Charter meeting in Cape Town a success
Membership: Welcome Global Alliance for Development Foundation
Staff: Meet Jasmine Boeri, WINGS Forum Coordinator
Toolkits: Download 'Transparency & Accountability' in Spanish


To see impact, look through a gender lens
Akanksha Malhautra (Dasra) says moving 'gender' from a place of ambiguity and impassioned rhetoric to a permanent fixture in strategy and decision-making can maximize impact, even for organizations with limited resources.

Philanthropy, an evolving concept in Russia
The inclusion of Russia in the Million Dollar Donors Report is a milestone in the evolution of philanthropy there. CAF writes for The Guardian.

Groundbreaking research reveals changes in funding for Africa
The Foundation Center and AGAG have jointly produced the first-ever overview of foundation funding specifically for continental Africa.

Giving Circles Asia shares new case study
Little red dot giving circle (LRD) is leveraging the research and due diligence process conducted by other credible giving circles/grantors.

New research on local resource mobilization in the Global South
Case studies from INWF, Mama Cash and IHRFG explore the strategies, successes, challenges, and opportunities of ten women’s funds.

Eye On: Chobani founder Hamdi Ulukaya
Family and homeland helped shape this Kurdish American billionaire’s interest in improving the plight of refugees impacted by war and poverty.

Do developed countries have laws most conducive to philanthropy?
The 2015 Index of Philanthropic Freedom reports on the legal barriers and incentives to philanthropy in both developed and developing countries.

Giving Back to India
The Bridgespan Group, Dasra and SSIR recently published Impact India, a magazine for philanthropists and social innovators targeting India.

2016 AVPN Conference explores poverty and social inclusion
Held in Hong Kong, the 2016 AVPN Conference will include an investment showcase with social entrepreneurs and nonprofits in Asia.

Knowledge Center

US Foundation Funding for Africa
Foundation Center and AGAG have jointly produced the first-ever overview of foundation funding specifically for continental Africa.

Perspectives on Arab and Global Philanthropy
This is the report of the consultative meeting held in Berlin in June on Perspectives on Arab & Global Philanthropy: Roles and Approaches.

From Prosperity To Purpose
This study describes the philanthropic environment and illuminates the social investments of wealthy individuals in six Latin American countries.

Getting Started in Venture Philanthropy In Asia
This practical guide from AVPN helps founders, sponsors and funders of new venture philanthropy and social investment organizations in Asia.


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Host your #GivingTuesday campaign with HIPGive
Help map the sector's response to the refugee crisis

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