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WINGS is about building bridges and not walls

Janet Mawiyoo 14 March 2017

‘Wings is about building bridges and not walls…’ This is one thing that resonated with me throughout the three days of the recently concluded WINGSForum in Mexico. Coming from the Chair of the WINGS Board, …


Celebrating NEF at 40

Peggy Sailler and Philippa Nuttall Jones 14 March 2017 For Subscribers

However they react to it, either by celebrating or trying to ignore it, few forget their 40th birthday. The Network of European Foundations (or NEF as it’s commonly known), is the exception. The organization only …


Goodbye and thank you Atlantic Philanthropies

Alliance magazine 13 March 2017

The Atlantic Philanthropies will close its doors by 2020, becoming the largest foundation to invest an entire endowment and ‘voluntarily conclude operations’. The article ‘Making and Living History’, written by the foundation’s President and CEO …

Boost for social entrepreneurship in Africa

Alliance magazine 10 March 2017

The Global Social Entrepreneurship Network (GSEN) has partnered with LifeCo UnLtd South Africa in hosting their annual event this month. Beginning in Cape Town and ending in Johannesburg at the Nelson Mandela Foundation, the gathering …

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 …

ERNOP: Study reveals state of our knowledge – and ignorance – on European giving

European Research Network on Philanthropy 7 March 2017 For Subscribers

The European Research Network on Philanthropy (ERNOP) has produced what is probably the clearest and most reliable account of European philanthropy to date – but, as it acknowledges, ‘best yet’ does not mean ‘best possible’. …

China Foundation Center: New cloud platform for foundations/NPOs in China 

China Foundation Center 7 March 2017 For Subscribers

During the past 15 years, the philanthropy sector in China has developed rapidly. Today, over 5,500 foundations and over 670,000 non-profit organizations (NPOs) are registered in China. However, the efficiency and effectiveness of the sector …

Council on Foundations: The Trump effect – implications for US philanthropy 

Council on Foundations 7 March 2017 For Subscribers

Following the election of Donald Trump, the Council on Foundations has focused on bringing US philanthropy together as changes in national leadership may impact on philanthropy and foundation grantees in a variety of ways.  In …

EFC: Seeds sprouting as EFC Strategic Framework enters first full year 

European Foundation Centre 7 March 2017 For Subscribers

2017 may mark the beginning of the first full year of the EFC’s new Strategic Framework, but many of the seeds sown last year are germinating and in some cases already bearing fruit. New thematic …

Exponent Philanthropy: New report details how small-staffed US foundations create change 

Exponent Philanthropy 7 March 2017 For Subscribers

Exponent Philanthropy recently released its 2017 Foundation Operations and Management Report. Based on responses from 495 of its more than 2,000 member foundations, all which have few or no staff, the report includes more than …