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News WINGS 5 September 2017 For Subscribers

Efforts under way to build philanthropy ecosystem 

Foundations and private social investors are increasingly concerned about leveraging their impact and tackling systemic change. Investing in strengthening philanthropy and civil society ecosystems, or infrastructure – networks, associations and other support organizations – can …

News WINGS 7 July 2017 For Subscribers

A new global picture of organizations serving philanthropy

Organizations serving philanthropy are key to developing and increasing the impact of philanthropy, but they are relatively unknown, rarely identified as a sector, and their crucial contribution is often overlooked. In an effort to develop …

News WINGS 30 May 2017 For Subscribers

4Cs assessment framework launched

Organizations serving philanthropy are often tasked with proving their worth to their board, funders, and other players in the field. Important services provided by these organizations are often immeasurable by traditional standards. How do you …

News WINGS 6 September 2016 For Subscribers

WINGS: Global mapping of philanthropy research and teaching institutions

In order to gain a more comprehensive understanding of philanthropy infrastructure, WINGS is mapping research and teaching institutions across the world that offer services and programmes on philanthropy. Our preliminary assessment resulted in a list …

News WINGS 7 June 2016

WINGS: The landscape of support to corporate philanthropy

As part of the Infrastructure in Focus series, WINGS is launching a new report on The landscape of support to corporate philanthropy, opening a discussion on the learnings and experiences of WINGS members, and sharing …

News WINGS 14 March 2016 For Subscribers

WINGS: Bridging a world of philanthropy data

Twenty-two participants from 11 countries gathered in Cape Town, South Africa, last November to discuss the data-related challenges of their work and use the Global Philanthropy Data Charter as a practical tool to address them. …

News WINGS 1 December 2015 For Subscribers

WINGS: Measuring social value and impact

Impact assessment, social return on investment (SROI) and evaluation were identified by WINGS members and partners as top trends in the philanthropy world. There is increasing recognition that we need better ways to account for …

News WINGS 1 September 2015 For Subscribers

WINGS: The quest for evidence of impact

Assessing the impact of infrastructure organizations is important. It is necessary to show how infrastructure support is affecting practice in different countries – how it influences legislation, funding, and other aspects of the enabling environment …

WINGS 24 August 2015

So long, Caroline! A heartfelt farewell to Alliance magazine’s Caroline Hartnell

Cross posted from the WINGS website. Original post here> This month marks the end of Caroline Hartnell’s tenure at Alliance magazine, and it brings us great pleasure to highlight her outstanding contributions to WINGS and to …

News WINGS 1 June 2015

WINGS: Philanthropy in China

WINGS’ board meeting, hosted in Beijing by the China Foundation Center (CFC) in March 2015, provided the opportunity to gain fascinating insights into how philanthropy is developing in the country. During the visit, CFC and …