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WINGSForum 2017: Business as usual in a changing world

4 Andrés Thompson 9 March 2017

It was the first time that I attended a WINGS Forum and, I must recognize, my expectations were moderate. Big conferences organized by “industry” organizations, such as the ones serving philanthropy, are usually self centered and …


Cemefi: Conferences on volunteering for social change 

Cemefi 7 March 2017 For Subscribers

In November 2016, Cemefi hosted two major conferences: the 24th World Volunteer Conference and 8th World Youth Volunteer Conference, both organized in partnership with the International Association for Volunteer Effort (IAVE).   The main topic of …


GIFE: When business and philanthropy align 

GIFE 7 March 2017 For Subscribers

GIFE has just released the English version of an important publication, originally launched in 2016, throwing light on an emerging trend in Brazil: the alignment between business and philanthropy. Since its emergence in the 1990s, …

Educating philanthropy in Chile 

Magdalena Aninat and Steffen Bethmann 7 March 2017 For Subscribers

Over the last few decades, Chile has made great economic strides. However, while the GDP per capita has increased from US$4,407 in 1990 to US$22,370 in 2015, equality has not fared so well: the country …

Philanthropy scholars in Mexico: objectivity in a climate of mistrust 

Jacqueline Butcher and Michael Layton 7 March 2017 For Subscribers

Basic, trustworthy information about the scale, scope and shape of a nation’s non-profit and philanthropic sector is indispensable not only to producing empirically based public policies and private interventions, but also to supporting the effort …

WINGSForum 2017

Alliance magazine 28 February 2017

Alliance is proud to have been part of the media coverage for this year’s annual WINGS Conference in Mexico City, on 22-24 February 2017. We provided coverage of the event from: Jens Böhme, Head of Philanthropy at Realdania, Denmark Fabiana Hernández Abreu, …

Latin American community philanthropy in the vanguard

Andrés Thompson 29 November 2016 For Subscribers

In Democracy in America Alexis de Tocqueville remarked on ‘the general equality of conditions’ in the United States. He didn’t travel to Latin America. If he had, he would have seen a very different picture: …

Case study: Feminist philanthropy on the streets of Latin America

Luz Aquilante 29 November 2016 For Subscribers

The Women’s Fund from the South (FMS) was created in 2007 to promote women’s rights by investing in women-led organizations, particularly at the grassroots level. Part of the International Network of Women’s Funds (INWF/Prospera), it …

Case study: Instilling a sense of co-responsibility in donors

Anderson Giovani da Silva 29 November 2016 For Subscribers

The Community Foundation for Greater Florianopolis (ICOM) operates in Southern Brazil in a region of deep inequalities. Over the 10 years since its establishment, ICOM has gradually moved its source of funding away from international …

GIFE – New advocacy strategy in Brazil

GIFE 29 November 2016 For Subscribers

Brazil enjoys a relatively free environment for civil society organizations, but non-profit organizations still face enormous challenges to develop a strong and autonomous sector. Some of these relate to the complexity of the social and …