The stakes over the development of a sound and strong system to support and develop philanthropy have never been higher. In many regions the infrastructure is still emerging and needs to be strengthened and where it is well developed it often faces challenges of sustainability and duplications.
This paper, published by WINGS, provides information and key messages to guide the reflections of funders, philanthropy support leaders and other actors, in developing their infrastructure and turning it into a proper ecosytem. It gives a picture of organizations, functions and activities that are needed for philanthropy infrastructure to play its role unleashing the potential of philanthropy and calls for a new paradigm of collaboration within the field. More than a publication, it is a step in a long-term process of reflection and action to develop a strong and interconnected global ecosystem of support to philanthropy.