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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.
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?
The WINGS is a network of over 100 philanthropy associations and support organizations in 45 countries around the world whose purpose is to strengthen, promote and provide leadership on the development of philanthropy and social investment. It provides an indispensable platform for convening, connecting, knowledge sharing, peer learning, advocacy and collaboration among a growing membership that represents philanthropy and private social investment in every region of the world.
Worldwide Initiatives for Grantmaker Support (WINGS) is a network of close to 100 philanthropy associations and support organizations in 40 countries around the world whose purpose is to strengthen, promote and provide leadership on the development of philanthropy and social investment. It provides an indispensable platform for convening, connecting, knowledge sharing, peer learning and collaboration among a growing membership that represents philanthropy and private social investment in every region of the world.
Tracking progress is an important component of the Hewlett Foundation's practice of outcome-focused philanthropy (OFP), which emphasizes being rigorous, flexible, and adaptive while staying focused on results and actively learning throughout the strategy lifecycle.The outcomes they hope to achieve through their strategies take years to accomplish. Implementation markers represent interim steps toward these outcomes. "Implementation marker" is a catchall term referring to particular activities, developments or events (internal or external) that help staff understand whether they are making progress in the near term.This guide is a deep dive into implementation markers—what they are and how to set, collect, reflect on and use them. It is intended primarily for Hewlett Foundation staff; however, they hope other organizations, including grantees and other foundations, will find it useful.
In 2016, WINGS continued to expand its network and strengthen its role in addressing crucial issues for the field, such as the enabling environment for philanthropy and civil society and impact evaluation of philanthropy infrastructure. The year was also marked by a transition in leadership, opening new directions for WINGS' future development.
2015 represented an important milestone for us, as it was the fifth year since incorporating WINGS as a fully‑fledged non‑profit membership association with offices in Sao Paulo, Brazil. As WINGS membership grew, so did our staff, our programs and the complexity of our activities. In response to this new reality we initiated 2015 with a fresh Strategic Plan for the 2015-2018 period, boasting an ambitious vision for the next four years, a theory of change, and three strategic areas to guide our work: leadership and advocacy; network building and engagement; knowledge and capacity development.
Esta Caja de herramientas intenta informar a las organizaciones de apoyo que sirven a la filantropía respecto de los elementos esenciales de la transparencia y la rendición de cuentas para la filantropía y la inversión social privada. Con base en los aportes de los miembros de WINGS en varias consultas regionales y la revisión de la literatura sobre el tema esta Caja de herramientas proporciona al lector información que guía las mejores prácticas, ofrece información práctica y una variedad de recursos con los que pueden trabajar.
WINGS provides opportunities for members and partners to come together to consider issues of mutualinterest, share experiences participate in joint problem solving, gain new ideas and information, and build relationships and ongoing connections. WINGS network has a wealth of knowledge and experience to share and one of the topics that is consistently part of the discussion is transparency and accountability. That is aligned with a global trend across different sectors of society which emphasizes the need for and importance of transparency and accountability practices. To support its members and build on their knowledge, WINGS carried out regional consultations on transparency and accountability for philanthropy. During 2012 and 2013, regional workshops were held in Cairo, Johannesburg and Bogota, bringing together over 100 WINGS members and partners. This online resource is a result of these meetings. It is a living document and WINGS will endeavor to continue to document experiences, tools, and best practices as members continue to advance their practice and understanding of transparency and accountability for philanthropy.
This papers illustrates Asociación de Fundaciones Empresariales (AFE) as a case study on how WINGS members promote accountability and transparency in the sector. This case study is part of WINGS Accountability and Transparency in Philanthropy and Private Social Investment Toolkit.
This papers illustrates Mexicano para la Filantropía (Mexican Center for Philanthropy -- Cemefi) as a case study on how WINGS members promote accountability and transparency in the sector. This case study is part of WINGS Accountability and Transparency in Philanthropy and Private Social Investment Toolkit.
This papers illustrates Grupo de Institutos Fundações e Empresas (GIFE) as a case study in promoting accountability and transparency in the sector. This case study is part of WINGS Accountability and Transparency in Philanthropy and Private Social Investment Toolkit.
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