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Public-Private Partnerships for Social Good: Rethinking PPPs

July 2, 2021

There is a growing trend in Asia of governments and the private sector coming together to address social needs, and our latest study spotlights these "public-private partnerships for social good." With 88% of top business leaders in Asia believing such partnerships will become even more common over the next five years, it is more important than ever to understand what they are and how they work. This study conducted an in-depth analysis of 20 notable PPPs for social good spanning 11 Asian economies and 9 sectors to find out. The report showcases why this trend is taking root, what best-in-class PPPs for social good look like, and how they maximize impact.Read on to learn more about the 6 strategies that enable public-private partnerships for social good to achieve greater impact, how they can prepare for sustainability, and how they can navigate risks.

Asia-Pacific; Impact investment, corporate, blended-finance
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WINGS Annual Report 2019

November 30, 2020

Looking back at what we were able to achieve together as a global network, as a community of changemakers and thought leaders in philanthropy in 2019, seems like a world away. Although nothing could have prepared us for what would unfold in 2020, retrospectively, it feels like what we did in 2019 and the strategic directions we decided to pursue were the right ones. They've put us in a position to play an even more important role in a new global landscape where international coordination, advocacy, bridge-building and ecosystems strengthening for sustainable civil society resourcing has never been needed as much. 

Transparency and accountability
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Philanthropy Networks: Creating Value, Voice and Collective Impact

January 24, 2020

Value. Voice. Collective Impact. Philanthropy networks, their leaders, members and funders alike, are looking to build a future in which these core elements are reflected in their work. How can networks define and realize new value propositions and amplify voice in a way that is responsive to members yet also shapes the field? What role can tech and data solutions play in enhancing value? What strategies in advocacy and thought leadership can elevate the voice and visibility of the sector? How can philanthropy support networks go beyond focusing solely on organizational impact to creating more collective impact across the sector? This guide combines thoughtful concepts, frameworks and practical approaches that all philanthropy networks can use to prepare their organisations for the next decade.

Philanthropy ecosystems and infrastructure; Tools, frameworks, effectiveness
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Impact Case Studies: Promoting an enabling environment for philanthropy and civil society

June 19, 2019

This collection of impact case studies illustrates how Philanthropy Support Organizations (PSOs) have implemented successful strategies to promote an enabling environment for civil society and philanthropy to thrive. Through eight cases from different countries, WINGS is bringing to the spotlight experiences that often remain behind the scenes. The publication also features specialized articles from the International Center for Not-for-Profit Law (ICNL), Forus and CIVICUS. Despite the challenges of shrinking space or lack of conducive fiscal environment, PSOs are creative and have tremendous positive impact on the field in response to these challenges. In this sense, this report is both a source of inspiration and a call to action.

Enabling environment and civic space; Tools, frameworks, effectiveness
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Unlocking Philanthropy's Potential

May 31, 2018

This guide is for all funders who wish to understand how they can contribute to unlocking philanthropy's potential to build more resilient, sustainable and democratic societies. This is what the philanthropy support ecosystem, also called philanthropy infrastructure, is all about. It is about developing and harnessing private resources for social good, building civil society and democracy, and helping to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). It is central to the mission of all visionary funders who want to increase the impact and sustainability of their work.

Enabling environment and civic space; Philanthropy ecosystems and infrastructure
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The Global Landscape of Philanthropy

January 30, 2018

From a description of various forms of individual giving to the growing importance of community philanthropy and structured, institutional giving, the current report is an effort to bring back the diversity of the field of philanthropy at the center of the debate, by drawing a comprehensive and provocative picture of current trends and challenges of the field. The report also raises some of the questions and issues most critical and central to its development – from technology and shrinking civic space to power dynamics within philanthropy practice and concepts, to the evolving role and form of philanthropy infrastructure.

Philanthropy ecosystems and infrastructure

Os desafios na comunicação da filantropia comunitária e de justiça social

July 2, 2021

This publication brings together a series of four reports carried out with the communicators of the member organisations of the Philanthropy Network for Social Justice (Rede). The articles published are the result of press conferences held in mid-2020 to map and analyse the challenges for communication in community philanthropy and social justice and give visibility to the communication strategies developed by the thematic and community funds that make up the Network.Esta publicação reúne uma série de quatro reportagens realizada com os/as comunicadores/as das organizações membros da Rede de Filantropia para a Justiça Social (Rede). As reportagens publicadas são fruto de entrevistas coletivas realizadas em meados de 2020 com a finalidade de mapear e analisar os desafios para a comunicação na filantropia comunitária e de justiça social e dar visibilidade às estratégias de comunicação desenvolvidas pelos fundos temáticos e comunitários que integram a Rede.

Grassroots and community philanthropy; Latin America and the Caribbean

Acting on the Climate Crisis – Why, How and the Role of Philanthropy: A resource pack for funders

June 28, 2021

Climate change is an existential threat to humanity and the planet we call home. As many have reflected, it has no vaccine. Its economic, social and health impacts will dwarf those of the COVID-19 pandemic – unless we step up our response, and fast. We believe a key reason for inaction on climate change by potential funders is the difficulty both in understanding the issue and in finding effective solutions. This resource pack was developed to help funders overcome these challenges. It provides a range of useful and accessible sources of information on climate change: why it is so urgent, how it impacts other charitable causes, what the solutions are, and how funders – whether through grantmaking, operations or investments – can make a difference.

Climate philanthropy

What the Pandemic Told Us About Giving

June 16, 2021

Based on a phenomenological investigation, this article seeks to illuminate the nature of the changes that have occurred in the Brazilian culture of giving ignited by the mobilization consequent to the impacts of Covid-19, as well as its patterns or permanence. This text seeks to portray part of the cultural movement of giving, so that the reader can see some of the essential features of the explored phenomenon (HOLDREDGE, 2005), reflecting and constructing their own images. The year 2020 was marked by a reflex-giving, however, its experimentation by many, hitherto non-donors, added to a deeper reflection on how it happens and what is generated by the way it is done. It has the potential to bring about significant changes for the years to come. 

Cultures of Giving; Latin America and the Caribbean

Digitalization of the non-profit sector: readiness, barriers and effects

June 3, 2021

The goal of the study is to identify digital practices, key barriers and incentives for the digitalization of Russian NGOs. The objectives of the study are: form an inventory of digitalization practices amongst Russian NGOs and assess their prevalence; identify key barriers to digital adoption and integration in NGO operations, including in terms of staff digital competency and NGOs' resource capabilities; identify the existence and nature of the effects of digitalization practices on individual aspects of the organization; identify the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the digitalization of NGOs; compile an inventory of best digital practices for NGOs (including by organization size and activity area) anddevelop recommendations for digitalization of the non-profit sector.

Asia-Pacific; Data and technology, Information and Communications; Europe

Giving to Pakistan: Guidelines for Donors

May 24, 2021

Pakistan is one of the fastest growing countries in the Asian region with a population of nearly 220 million people, with an estimated number of 49.5 million people living in poverty. These socio-economic conditions are the main driving source behind the estimated 15,000 to 20,000 nonprofits (NPOs) operating in the country. Almost 46% of NPOs work in education, and approximately 17% focus on civil rights and advocacy; the remainder provides social services in areas of health, relief, culture and recreation. Given this landscape, as well as the need to navigate the rules and regulations of both donor and recipient jurisdictions, especially from the perspective of a US donor and/or grant-maker, it is vital to have a comprehensive understanding of the local context, as well as the requirements and conditions impacting cross-border giving to Pakistan.We expect that these guidelines will be of value to the broad spectrum of donors, grant-makers and NPOs. I look forward to working together to further enhance cross-border philanthropic inflows to Pakistan.

Cultures of Giving; Enabling environment and civic space; Middle East

Análisis de 16 marcos fiscales para donantes en América Latina

May 20, 2021

This document contains information on the legal and fiscal frameworks of 16 Latin American countries related to donations. It is a starting point within the complex and changing world of laws that lead to donations. We believe that it will help clarify its comprehension and allow us to compare reflections on regulations, benefits, and barriers existing in different jurisdictions. We hope that this publication will stimulate conversation about the differences in legislation and its impact on donations to favour the development of philanthropy and the nonprofit sector in Latin America.---El presente documento contiene información sobre los marcos legales y fiscales de 16 países de América Latina relacionados con las donaciones. Es un punto de partida dentro del complejo y cambiante mundo de las leyes que rigen a los donativos. Creemos que contribuirá a clarificar su comprensión y permitirá comparar o reflexionar sobre las regulaciones, beneficios y barreras existentes en las diferentes jurisdicciones. Esperamos que esta publicación estimule la conversación en torno a las diferencias que existen en las legislaciones y su impacto en las donaciones para favorecer el desarrollo de la filantropía y del sector de organizaciones sin fines de lucro en América Latina. 

Enabling environment and civic space; Latin America and the Caribbean

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