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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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Challenges in communication community philanthropy and philanthropy for social justice

August 11, 2021

This publication is a collection of four articles developd with the collaboration of the communicators involved in the organizations associated to the Brazilian Philanthropy Network for Social Justice (Network). These pieces are the result of collective interviews held in mid-2020 with the aim of mapping and reviewing the communication challenges faced by community philanthropy and philanthropy for social justice, as well as highlighting the communication strategies developed by community and issue-oriented funds comprising the Network.

Latin America and the Caribbean; Tools, frameworks, effectiveness
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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

PFC Learning Series Tool 4: A Primer on Analyzing Financials of Charities and Nonprofits

April 29, 2021

Financial statements are your primary source of information about an organization's financial position. Financialinformation is typically measurable, objective, and comparable over time and it is a useful indicator of overallorganizational financial health. Understanding the financial position of a charity or non-profit organization (NPO) iscritical when assessing their long-term viability, financial needs, and organizational capacity.This primer is a basic tool for donors and funders to help understand and analyze financial statements to determinethe financial sustainability of an organization and identify potential red flags. Understanding financials will help you answer some fundamental questions, such as: 1.  Is the charity financially sustainable?2. Are there good processes for financial management?3. Are financial resources used efficiently?

Tools, frameworks, effectiveness; Transparency and accountability

Philanthropy Networks: Creating Value, Voice and Collective Impact - Ukrainian version

September 11, 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.This translation was possible thanks to the Ukrainian Philanthropists Forum.

Philanthropy ecosystems and infrastructure; Tools, frameworks, effectiveness

The Stanford PACS Guide to Effective Philanthropy

June 30, 2020

This Guide is written for donors who are interested in significant and sustained giving. It was born out of the Stanford Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society's experience at helping donors improve their philanthropic effectiveness. Although much of the Guide is relevant to philanthropy across the globe, it is focused on donors making gifts to USregistered charities.

Tools, frameworks, effectiveness

The Philanthropy Toolkit: An Introduction to Giving Effectively

June 30, 2020

The Stanford PACS' EPLI Philanthropy Toolkit is comprised of six modules designed to provide you with the tools and resources you need for a successful philanthropic journey. This process can be completed with a trained facilitator (such as a wealth advisor) or independently. You may wish to include family members as well. Stanford PACS' EPLI created this toolkit in collaboration with wealth advisors across the United States in response to the philanthropic questions and challenges their clients face every day. Stanford PACS EPLI curated and created the activities and resources in each module, with references to additional non-EPLI resources in the Additional Resources section of each module.

Tools, frameworks, effectiveness

Funding the Future - How the climate crisis intersects with your giving

June 23, 2020

This guide illustrates how the climate crisis impacts funding portfolios and highlights where there are co-benefits with taking climate action. It looks at five key areas that we call 'climate intersections.'The findings and suggestions in this report are meant to shine a light on how you as a funder can increase your impact by applying a climate lens to existing work. You know your portfolio best, and are therefore well placed to think through what these intersections mean for your work. The report is also interspersed with case studies on funders and select NGOs who are already applying this lens to their work.

Climate philanthropy; Cultures of Giving; Tools, frameworks, effectiveness

Philanthropy Networks: Creating Value, Voice and Collective Impact - Russian Version

June 17, 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.This translation was possible thanks to the Vladimir Potanin Foundation.

Philanthropy ecosystems and infrastructure; Tools, frameworks, effectiveness

Memo: Opportunities for Philanthropic Response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Crisis

April 8, 2020

Funders reached out to The Bridgespan Group to better understand how they might respond quickly and effectively to COVID-19. In response, The Bridgespan Group drafted this memo to provide initial perspectives on where resources might be productively channeled. It is based on their experience supporting nonprofits and NGOs working in public health and funders active in global health and disaster recovery, and on conversations with experts working on the COVID-19 response. Their perspectives have been further shaped by their research on inequity in funding for organizations led by people of color. This is a rapidly changing environment, and they anticipate that these perspectives on philanthropic opportunities will evolve as the pandemic unfolds.

Tools, frameworks, effectiveness

Using the 4Cs: Evaluating Professional Support to Philanthropy - Indonesian Version

March 3, 2020

Philanthropy infrastructure is often underfunded and underrecognized for its value. How do we communicate our worth to the sector and others? In a collective effort to answer this question and share our expertise on how to better articulate our organizations' Capacity, Connections, Capability and Credibility, WINGS and DAFNE came together in partnership to launch the 4Cs: A Framework to Help Your Organization Identify and Demonstrate its Worth. 

Tools, frameworks, effectiveness

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