WINGS is beginning to put its new three-year strategy into operation. By the time this edition of Alliance appears, it will have held the first in a new series of peer learning events for the senior staff of grantmaker support organizations and associations. Sixteen participants from Africa, Asia and the Pacific, Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean, and North America will come together for Communication Strategies for Grantmaker Associations, in Boston, USA.
The general focus is on the ongoing communications challenges that face grantmaker support organizations of all stages and sizes. More specifically, the meeting will consider examples of creative approaches to communication and knowledge management; how an association can take full advantage of cutting edge technology while balancing the needs of any members who don’t have such technology; and how an association can best use communication channels to raise awareness and link its members with emerging issues in philanthropy, locally and internationally. A full write-up of the event will be available from the WINGS website in early 2008.