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Infrastructure in Focus: A New Global Picture of Organizations Serving Philanthropy - Indonesian Version

March 3, 2020

Infrastructure in Focus: A New Global Picture of Organizations Serving Philanthropy is the second global picture of organizations serving philanthropy presented by WINGS that reflects on how we, as a field, can grow and strengthen philanthropy infrastructure worldwide.

Philanthropy ecosystems and infrastructure

Infrastructure in Focus: A New Global Picture of Organizations Serving Philanthropy - Mandarin Chinese Version

November 25, 2019

Infrastructure in Focus: A New Global Picture of Organizations Serving Philanthropy is the second global picture of organizations serving philanthropy presented by WINGS that reflects on how we, as a field, can grow and strengthen philanthropy infrastructure worldwide.

Philanthropy ecosystems and infrastructure

Leadership and Development: Paper 2 in PSJP’s Defining Key Concepts Series

March 12, 2019

This is the second paper in PSJP's Defining Key Concepts series and it looks at the concept of 'leadership' in development and philanthropy. (The first paper, published in October 2018, looked at the concept of Dignity.) Although widely used, and viewed as an important ingredient in successful philanthropy and development, there is no common understanding of what people mean by the term leadership or how its value is demonstrated in practice. In March 2018, when PSJP ran an exploratory webinar for civil society practitioners to identify hot topics they wanted to discuss, leadership was identified because people said that they were unclear about its role.

Tools, frameworks, effectiveness

What makes a strong ecosystem of support to philanthropy?

March 28, 2018

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.

Philanthropy ecosystems and infrastructure

Infrastructure in Focus: A New Global Picture of Organizations Serving Philanthropy

February 22, 2017

Infrastructure in Focus: A New Global Picture of Organizations Serving Philanthropy is the second global picture of organizations serving philanthropy presented by WINGS that reflects on how we, as a field, can grow and strengthen philanthropy infrastructure worldwide.

Philanthropy ecosystems and infrastructure

Grantmaking for Social Justice and Peace: Approaches Drawn from Shared Practice

January 1, 2016

This study aims to share the experiences and practices of many different funders and, in doing so, to encourage self reflection. Whether it is framing priority issues, designing grant programmes or listing selection criteria, each of these steps either includes or excludes options for change. What are often seen as technical considerations can, in fact, be incredibly important in identifying potential grantee and collaborative partners. Power does not only lie in foundation boards and chief executives, it is also found in the niches of programme decision making, outreach and administration.

Impact investment, corporate, blended-finance

Grantmaking for Social Justice and Peace: Some Practical Lessons

January 1, 2016

This study aims to share the experiences and practices of many different funders and, in doing so, to encourage self reflection. Whether it is framing priority issues, designing grant programmes or listing selection criteria, each of these steps either includes or excludes options for change. What are often seen as technical considerations can, in fact, be incredibly important in identifying potential grantee and collaborative partners. Power does not only lie in foundation boards and chief executives, it is also found in the niches of programme decision making, outreach and administration. Practical Lessons

Multi-stakeholder collaboration and SDGs; Tools, frameworks, effectiveness

What Does Community Philanthropy Look Like? Case Studies on Community Philanthropy, Vol. 1

February 13, 2014

What makes the global spread of community philanthropy organizations so exciting is the variety of forms they take, adaptations to different local contexts, challenges, resources, and leaders. The core similarities matter -- all in some way help geographic communities mobilize financial and other kinds of capital for improvement of the lives of residents. But so do the differences. Some have endowments, some don't. Some are large, more are small. Some call themselves community foundations, others do not. This diversity is one sign of community philanthropy's flexibility, potential, and rising popularity.But it also presents a challenge to those who want to better understand and support community philanthropy, especially on a global level. A practice so varied, so organic and tied to local conditions, complicates classification, resists general conclusions, and calls for lots of learning through example. A movement relatively young and quickly evolving, with a limited body of applied research, requires ongoing documentation and study.The case studies presented here provide intriguing snapshots of locally driven development in communities across the globe.

Grassroots and community philanthropy

A Different Kind of Wealth: Mapping a Baseline of African Community Foundations

October 1, 2012

This article focuses on how building on existing traditions of solidarity is challenging the conventions of mainstream development

Grassroots and community philanthropy

The New Generation of Community Foundations

March 16, 2012

Community foundations have enjoyed considerable growth in recent years, not only in their number but also in their character. This emergence of a "new generation" of community foundations is occurring within a larger context of other emerging forms of "social solidarity" movements and institutions, including rural development philanthropy, member-based organizing and other hybrid forms of citizen-led actions. In an effort to strengthen a conceptual framework for this phenomenon, this paper identifies synergies and linkages across networks (and their respective bodies of literature) that may previously not have been well connected.

Grassroots and community philanthropy

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