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Affinity Groups

WINGS is launching pilot-phase affinity groups!

To get involved, email us with the group(s) you'd like to get involved in:


Enabling Environment for Philanthropy

Building the capacity and knowledge around enabling environment issues for philanthropy support organizations.

Chairs: Camila Aloi from GIFE, Natalie Ross from Council on Foundations, Aline Viotto from GIFE.

Ecosystem Reflection: Infrastructure 2.0

Rethinking the traditional philanthropy infrastructure narrative. Who are the "new" players on the ground? How can we better articulate the importance and range of our field?

Chairs: Michael Mapstone from Charities Aid Foundations Global and Shaun Samuels from TSDP-Technical Support Dialogue Platform.


Latin American Affinity Group

A regional affinity group for Latin American organizations serving philanthropy to share their experiences, priorities, and expectations around philanthropy infrastructure and social investment in the region.

Chairs: Maria Carolina Suarez from AFE and Andrea Hanai.

Academics, Researchers, and Data Enthusiasts in Philanthropy

An informal network of institutions and individuals dedicated to teaching and/or research that aims to increase the impact of philanthropy. The group shares an interest in comparative and global forms of philanthropy, and are committed to sharing knowledge and information.

Chairs: Ingrid Srinath from the ‎Centre for Social Impact and Philanthropy at Ashoka University, India; Teri Behrens from the Johnson Center for Philanthropy at Grand Valley State University, USA, Barbara Leopold from the Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society of City University of New York, and Barbara Ibrahim from the American University of Cairo, Egypt.

Cultures of Giving

Exploring and sharing the many different types and ways philanthropy exists in the WINGS' Network as well as the diverse cultures of giving around the world.

Chairs: Atallah Kuttab from SAANED for Philanthropy Advisory in the Arab Region, Barbara Leopold from the Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society at The Graduate Center of The City University of New York, and Boris Strecansky from the Center for Philanthropy.

Critical Philanthropy

How can we help to develop the field to effectively meet the systemic challenges of inequality, poverty, marginalisation, climate change and violence?

Chairs: Chandrika Sahai of Philanthropy for Social Peace and Justice and Tobias Troll of EdgeFunders.


To learn more, or join, email WINGS: 

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