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Profiles in Charity Trust and Giving 2021

November 15, 2021

For charities, 2020 was a historically rocky year. Back in March 2020, the BBB Give.org Special Report on COVID-19 revealed some hope, as one-third of survey participants intended to increase their giving that year. Still, charities were very nervous, as most anticipated harsh decreases in revenue and many anticipated an increase in demand for their services. A lot has happened since, but uncertainties about the ongoing effects of the pandemic on individual charities, the sector, and the donating public are still pressing. This report explores how donor attitudes are changing (or not) during this extraordinary time.

North America
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WINGS Annual Report 2020

November 5, 2021

For decades to come, 2020 will represent the year during which the world shifted into a new normal by being forced to adapt to a global pandemic. WINGS adapted to the challenge, offering spaces for sharing and coming together to our members at a time of great uncertainty and challenge. The year 2020 marked 20 years of us serving the global philanthropy field. We invite you to celebrate this important year for WINGS, our 20th anniversary. We feel energised to start this new cycle. A new cycle in which we are better positioned than ever to make a difference in critical times.

Transparency and accountability
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Charitable giving as viewed by Ukraininans in 2021

October 28, 2021

Charitable Giving as Viewed by Ukrainians in 2021 provides an analysis of the attitude of Ukrainians towards giving, an overview of key trends in the Ukrainian charity sector and identifies points of potential growth.Every three years the Zagoriy Foundation conducts a similar research. While the last study was published in 2019, the consequences of the pandemic rapidly changed the landscape of charity and thus prompted the foundation to conduct its new study on the state of charity in Ukraine in 2021. In this new report, the results of a survey conducted in mid-2021 (by the Ukrainian Center for Public Opinion Research Sotsioinform commissioned by the Zagoriy Foundation) are compared to the 2019 respective data sets. The authors provide an in-depth analysis of how and why people engage (or don't engage) in charitable giving, with a particular focus on the attitude and trust towards charitable foundations.

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Cultures of Giving Country Profile: Saudi Arabia

October 20, 2021

This report has been prepared for the WINGS Cultures of Giving Working Group by Natasha Matic from the King Khalid Foundation and Atallah Kuttab from SAANED for Philanthropy Advisory. The WINGS Cultures of Giving Working Group explores and shares the many different types and ways philanthropy exists in the WINGS network, as well as the diverse cultures of giving around the world.

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Impact of the PSE in India, Kenya & Russia: Country Case Studies

September 8, 2021

This study examines philanthropy support organisations (PSOs) in India, Russia and Kenya, to understand their role in driving the growth and development of philanthropy, giving, and private social investment in these countries. The study examines the development of the sector in each country, by assessing its size, scope and other characteristics. There is some attempt to understand the individual and collective impact of PSOs in each country.

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Acting Together to Lift up Philanthropy: WINGS Guidance on How to Build a Supportive Ecosystem

September 8, 2021

The guide shows how a philanthropy support ecosystem can be built. It uses a suite of tools and approaches that can be adapted by people in different countries to build the system that they want, by mapping relationships between organisations and sorting out who does what in order to lift up philanthropy. It is designed to allow for creativity and invention. The goal is to inspire the field by suggesting ways in which its work can be enhanced, rather than providing hard and fast rules. Although specific steps are suggested, these do not imply a rigid process that needs to be followed. Action depends on the context and the particular needs of the philanthropic sector.

Philanthropy ecosystems and infrastructure; Tools, frameworks, effectiveness
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Understanding the Meaning of Terms: Definitions and Taxonomy

September 8, 2021

It is vital to be clear about the terms used in the philanthropy support ecosystem (PSE). Many words in philanthropy have imprecise meanings that lead to different understandings. In this study, we seek to build a standard terminology of PSE terms and PSO organisations so that findings may be intelligible, both within the PSE and outside it.

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How to Build the Philanthropy Support Ecosystem (PSE) Working it out Together: Engaging Philanthropy Actors in Mapping and Strengthening their own Ecosystem

September 8, 2021

This document offers a step-by-step guide on how to build the PSE. A four-stage process is suggested to map the PSE:1. Develop a team of people to undertake the work and to set objectives.2. Adapt the method to local circumstances by assembling key reports and talking to people with a good knowledge of the sector.3. Map the organisations and functions of the PSE and assess the relationships between them.4. Develop the vision for the PSE and decide on practical measures on how to pursue it.This should be treated as an outline guide to be used creatively, depending on local context. The process will depend on the resources available, which include time as well as money. This should be seen as a creative and organic process of development, rather than a fixed and mechanical project. The guide gives an organisational framework, as compared to a blueprint.

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How to Assess the Strengths of the Philanthropy Support Ecosystem (PSE)

September 8, 2021

Measuring the added value of the PSE is an integral feature of strengthening it. Measurement involves using five-point scales to assess the attainment of the 4Cs – capacity, capability, connection, and credibility. A variety of statistical methods are suggested to accomplish this. The results in this document will enable people to decide what action to take to enhance the PSE in their country.

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The 10 Things You Need to Know about Acting Together to Lift Up Philanthropy

September 8, 2021

This research shows how Philanthropy Support Organisations (PSOs) contribute to long-term social change by examining their purposes, functions, and impact. While the full research report is long, we have prepared this 'sneak peek', so that you can see the main takeaways easily.The research shows how to build a robust Philanthropy Support Ecosystem (PSE) to unlock the potential of philanthropy. It uses a suite of tools and approaches adaptable to different countries. Results will enable domestic foundations and donors, existing PSO leaders and other stakeholders to build the ecosystem they want.

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Introductory Note to Cultures of Giving Country Profiles

September 3, 2021

The Cultures of Giving working group started in January 2018. Its work is a continuation of a series of efforts underway since 2010 when WINGS published its report on global philanthropy. The main conclusion of that report was that global philanthropy is not the model that existed in some of the industrial countries and propagated through grantmaking to therest of the world, but a tapestry of practices from around the world that are diverse, with similarities and differences, and yet forms a rich mosaic of the practices reflecting local cultures and practices.

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Cultures of Giving Country Profile: Russia

September 3, 2021

This report has been prepared for the WINGS Cultures of Giving Working Group by Roman Sklotskiy from the Center for Philanthropy Development of the Vladimir Potanin Foundation. The WINGS Cultures of Giving Working Group explores and shares the many different types and ways philanthropy exists in the WINGS network as well as the diverse cultures of giving around the world.

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