March 2012







Our website  has a new look. We hope you enjoy it! 

The new site has all the content you would have found on the old website, but in a more accessible and intuitive arrangement. In addition, we have a new homepage, new members only area and new Knowledge Center.+MORE

Are you interested in learning about Data visualization to boost your Effectiveness? Join us Friday, April 20th, 3:00pm GMT to learn about  Philanthropy In/Sight®.   

It is a great data visualization platform designed to help grantmakers assess needs, tell the story of their philanthropy, and plan the future directions of their programs.  Our presenters are Dave Clark, Philanthropy In/Sight product manager and Atallah Kuttab, WINGS Board Member and Chairman of SAANED for Philanthropy Advisory. We will be sending out more details about how to register soon or you can find out more by contacting us at 

Want to know more about our new knowledge center on global philanthropy? Join us Thursday, April 26th, 1:00pm GMT. As part of our new website, WINGS  will be hosting two webinars on different aspects and features of new knowledge center interface. Our two presenters will be Gabi Fitz and Lisa Brooks. Gabi and Lisa direct knowledge management initiatives at the Foundation Center where their work focuses on collecting, sharing, and preserving the extensive and diverse body of knowledge being produced by the nonprofit sector.  We will be sending out more details about how to register soon or you can find out more by contacting us at


News from Network Participants 
Building transformational philanthropy 
The Foundation School is an initiative of the CAF (Charities Aid Foundation) international network, including their network member in Brazil, IDIS (Institute for the Development of Social Investment), which aims to contribute to the development of individual and family philanthropy initiatives which are innovative, effective and sustainable. To learn more, read interview with Marcia Wood, IDIS Executive Director. +MORE  
Philanthropy News  

March is World Water Month!  
Celebrate by listening to Waters of March by Tom Jobim
"...And the river bank talks of the waters of March
It's the end of all strain, it's the joy in your heart... "
Enjoy the music!
And by finding who is funding what, where regarding water access, sanitation and hygiene. is web portal for funding and needs-related information for donors, policymakers and other stakeholders interested in water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH). It seeks to facilitate better collaboration and more strategic decision-making among funders and aims to raise awareness about WASH among donors.
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WINGS and TechSoup Collaboration Webinar: Organization Cooperation and Technology had participants from many countries (like Brazil, Egypt, Nigeria, Pakistan, Russia, Slovakia, Ukraine and Zimbabwe) on March 15. Briggs Bomba first gave an overlook of  the collaborative efforts of the Zimbabwe Alliance and Michael DeLong, from TechSoup, reported on major online collaboration tools and resources. +WATCH the VIDEO   

New Report on the Role of Community Philanthropy in Civil Society & Aid Effectiveness jointly released by Aga Khan Foundation U.S.A. and the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation, the report makes the case that increasing local ownership and local accountability leads to stronger communities and should be a main focus of development aid practitioners.+MORE

Just released: New report from the GFCF and Coady Institute: The New Generation of Community Foundation explores the emerging community foundation phenomenon in the context of disillusionment with conventional channels of international aid. +MORE




Global Philanthropy Forum Annual Conference
Towards a New Social Contract
April 16-18, 2012
Washington-DC, USA

Council on Foundations Annual Conference April 29-May 1st, 2012
Los Angeles, USA  

1000 Women United against Domestic Violence Lunch
May 17, 2012
Cape Town, ZA   
Philanthropy Australia Conference
September 4-5th, 2012
Sydney, Australia     




International Workshop on Resource Mobilisation (IWRM) Asia 2012

Second Call for Bursaries for small or medium local NGO based in Asia 

(Deadline March 30th)
July 9th, 2012
Siena, Italy 
(Deadline July 9, 2012) 
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