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Centering equity and justice in climate philanthropy

June 9, 2022

Despite its urgency and potential, according to available funding data, most institutional funders do not incorporate climate or climate justice strategies into their work, largely relegating it to a few environmental funders. As a result of underestimating its importance and its connection to other philanthropic priorities, not enough funding is flowing to climate change efforts and even less of it for reducing harm to communities most impacted by the climate crisis.This field guide for funders identifies common barriers to supporting climate justice strategies, describes ways to overcome them, and shares insights and case studies from experienced funders who have helped their institutions use a climate justice lens for greater impact within their existing grantmaking priorities.

Climate philanthropy; Evaluation, Impact and Effectiveness
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Towards a Comprehensive Climate Action and Conservation Strategy: Recommendations and opportunities for Impact Capital

June 2, 2022

This study seeks for all players committed to contributing to the challenges of climate action to have the opportunity to better understand how positive and sustainable change is being generated through the use of different impact strategies, such as donations, more risk-tolerant investments and innovative financial mechanisms.

Climate philanthropy
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Climate and Community Research Findings

June 1, 2022

This research approaches climate and community by addressing these main questions:What are the views of community organisations about climatechange and priorities for action by the community sector? What 1 barriers do they experience in taking action?  What are Community Trusts in Aotearoa New Zealand currentlydoing to catalyse a reduction in emissions and support thecommunity response to climate change?What are high-impact roles Community Trusts could play in thefuture in response to community organisations needs? What canwe learn from the leading international philanthropies? 

Climate philanthropy; Grassroots and community philanthropy
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Individual Giving and Philanthropy in Turkey 2021

May 31, 2022

This study is a continuation of the research on individual giving and philanthropy in Turkey conducted in 2004, 2015 and 2019 by TÜSEV. The main goals of this research are to provide an overview of: individuals' perceptions of civil society organisations in Turkey; their engagement with CSOs; giving practices, and to track behaviors and trends in these areas through time. For this study as for previous ones, the authors and research team have collected and analysed data from interviews with a representative sample of the voting-age population in Turkey. The fieldwork for this report focused on the year before October-November 2021, a period of significant challenges including Covid-19, lockdowns and natural disasters. The authors take into account the impact of these events in their evaluation of how both the giving behavior and the attitude toward civil society and philanthropic activities in general have developed and changed. The report also provides a comparative analysis of the change that took place in the field of individual giving in Turkey over a 15-year period.Previous studies can be accessed from TÜSEV website: https://www.tusev.org.tr/en/research-andpublications/online-publications

Individual giving
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Implementation Guide- #PhilanthropyForClimate

May 10, 2022

The International Philanthropy Commitment on Climate Change is a call to all foundations, regardless of their mission, status and geographic location to act on the climate emergency. Signatories to the International Commitment pledge to take action under the seven pillars of the Commitment. This Implementation Guide outlines suggested actions against each of the seven pillars of the International Philanthropy Commitment on Climate Change. This Guide is designed to inspire and support foundation signatories as they embark on their own journey of change. If your foundation is not yet signed up to the International Commitment but considering doing so, this Guide will give you a clearer idea of the type of actions that foundations can take to implement the International Commitment.

Climate philanthropy
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Reglas e incentivos: mapeo del marco legal para las organizaciones sin fines de lucro y la filantropía en América Latina y el Caribe

April 19, 2022

 Durante los últimos dos años, WINGS, el Centro de Filantropía e Inversiones Sociales de la Escuela de Gobierno de la Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez (CEFIS UAI) y the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy of Indiana University, hemos trabajado en forma mancomunada para hacer posible una lectura amplia sobre los asuntos claves de la regulación del ciclo de vida de las entidades sin fines de lucro y de las normas para donaciones a asuntos de interés público. En el presente estudio se mapearon y analizaron los marcos legales y fiscales de 19 países que fijan las reglas para que la filantropía y las organizaciones sin fines de lucro puedan operar en América Latina y el Caribe.

Latin America and the Caribbean
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Rules and Incentives: Mapping the Legal Framework for Non-profit Organisations and Philanthropy in Latin America and the Caribbean

April 19, 2022

For the past two years, WINGS, the Centro de Filantropía e Inversiones Sociales de la Escuela de Gobierno de la Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez (CEFIS UAI) and the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy of Indiana University, have worked together to develop a comparative study on the legal frameworks in Latin America and the Caribbean that regulate donations and the life cycle of non-profit organisations.  In this report, you will find detailed information from 19 countries that reveals what regulations hinder and which ones help philanthropy in the region.

Latin America and the Caribbean
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Cultures of Giving Country Profile: India

January 12, 2022

This report has been prepared for the WINGS Cultures of Giving Working Group by Dr Abhijit Prabhughate and Dr Madhulika Tyagi at the Ashoka University Centre for Social Impact and Philanthropy (CSIP). 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.

Individual giving
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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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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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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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