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WINGS and EFC webinar: How can philanthropy engage around FATF money laundering and terrorism financing policy and implementation?

November 8, 2017

You may have heard about "FATF" the global standard-setter in the fight against money laundering, and the financing of terrorism. But what does FATF's work have to do with institutional philanthropy? Learn more about the key issues at stake. Speakers: Hanna Surmatz, European Foundation Centre Natalie Ross, Council on Foundations Isabel Peñalosa, Spanish Association of Foundations Miguel de la Vega, consultant for NPOs Mexico. Presentation slides of the webinar on FATF hosted by WINGS and the EFC. 

Enabling environment and civic space

Framework for Community Leadership by a Community Foundation

July 1, 2013

In 2007 -- 2008, CFLeads convened the National Task Force on Community Leadership to define community leadership from a uniquely community foundation perspective. The result: Framework for Community Leadership by a Community Foundation. The Framework incorporates levels of building blocks essential to consistent, effective leadership. This Framework serves as a foundational document on community leadership for the field. In 2012-2013, CFLeads convened the Cultivating Community Engagement (CCE) Panel, made up of 34 philanthropic leaders, researchers, government officials and people from neighborhood and community groups who have worked closely with residents. After deliberating over the course of nearly a year, the Panel issued a Call to Action for more resident engagement by community foundations and made recommendations for important changes in community foundation practice. This call for more resident engagement resulted in the Panel's updating of the Framework for Community Leadership by a Community Foundation.

Grassroots and community philanthropy

Building on Strengths: The Dynamics of Partnership Between Multilaterals and Public Benefit Foundations

November 1, 2012

Launched in 2010, the Global Philanthropy Leadership Initiative (GPLI) is a two-year experiment in international collaboration aimed at advancing the role and effectiveness of philanthropy in a global context by developing actions and recommendations in three priority areas:Promoting an enabling environment for cross-border philanthropy.Catalysing new forms of philanthropic collaboration.Strengthening cooperation between foundations and multilateral organisations.In 2012, GPLI started a transition from an ideas and incubation process among a small group of foundation leaders to a set of open collaborative ventures that invite the participation of foundations and other relevant stakeholders from all parts of the world.

Enabling environment and civic space

Grantmaking and Foundations for Latin America and the Caribbean (2010-2012)

July 1, 2012

Most Latin American countries continue with high GDP growth rates amid the global financial crisis. While the nonprofit sector in these countries is among the smallest in the world, these nations are on the cusp of significant philanthropic transformation. This is due, in part, to a rising middle class, technology connecting more citizens and improving distribution of resources, and increasing corporate social responsibility. Excluding perhaps Cuba, the region has the greatest disparity of income in the world, and while U.S. foundations and government agencies have historically sustained the region's development, local foundations and public charities should continue to do more to assume responsibility for local philanthropic needs. This paper gives an overview of grantmaking by U.S. and foreign foundations in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) by recipient country and by thematic category. It delineates between Council on Foundation members and non-members who have a significant presence in the region. This paper also provides data, where available, of registered public charities and foundations in Mexico, Brasil, Colombia, Peru, Argentina, and Chile. Data can be used to improve collaboration among Council members, recruit non-members who are active in the region, and to identify trends in particular countries.

Family, HNWI, and independent philanthropy

Increasing Impact, Enhancing Value: A Practitioner's Guide to Leading Corporate Philanthropy

April 29, 2012

This guide lays out an ambitious agenda to redefine the purpose and value of corporate foundations and giving programs so that they can meet the challenges of corporate citizenship. This guide seeks to engage the corporate philanthropy community in discussion so that it can continue to increase its impact as a significant contributor to society and enhance its value to the companies they represent.

Impact investment, corporate, blended-finance

Building an Online Platform for Practitioners in International Philanthropy

January 1, 2012

The marketplace for online platforms dedicated to charity and philanthropy has expanded in innumerable ways, supported by the emergence of new technologies and a new realm of functionality that has unlocked the power of social networks at the fingertips of users of all kinds. Whether it is for the internal use of an organization, externally-oriented public relations, or for operations within an industry and between a niche cluster of players seeking access to information (and to one another), the importance of positioning a technological solution appropriately is paramount. Many of these solutions appear to be adopted by non-profits themselves. It is equally vital that technology not be positioned as a solution 'looking for a problem', which means basically that the parameters of any online network service must be user-defined and demand-driven. In any case, as a point of departure, it is worthwhile noting that the foundation sector is known as being among the most conservative in terms of adoption of technology and new forms of innovative interaction.

Tools, frameworks, effectiveness

Global Philanthropy Leadership Initiative (GPLI) Rome Report 2009

June 25, 2010

The vision for the Global Philanthropy Leadership Initiative (GPLI) is to work together to improve, develop and grow the practice and impact of philanthropy in a global context. There are issues and opportunities in philanthropy in an increasingly globalized context that only collective leadership can address. A GPLI task force comprised of a diverse set of philanthropic leaders was established in 2010 to form an action agenda centered on three priority areas of focus:

Philanthropy ecosystems and infrastructure; Tools, frameworks, effectiveness

Global Philanthropy Leadership Initiative (GPLI) Rome Dossier 2009

August 5, 2009

The vision for the Global Philanthropy Leadership Initiative (GPLI) is to work together to improve, develop and grow the practice and impact of philanthropy in a global context. There are issues and opportunities in philanthropy in an increasingly globalized context that only collective leadership can address. A GPLI task force comprised of a diverse set of philanthropic leaders was established in 2010 to form an action agenda centered on three priority areas of focus:

Philanthropy ecosystems and infrastructure; Tools, frameworks, effectiveness

Principles of Accountability for International Philanthropy

May 1, 2007

The "Principles of Accountability for International Philanthropy", a joint initiative of the European Foundation Centre (EFC) and the US Council on Foundations (COF), aims to guide and support funders in making better decisions in pursuing their international missions and objectives, and to provide a framework that will encourage and assist more foundations to get involved internationally. They are the result of a two-year collaborative effort of a 14-member EFC-COF working group, comprising foundations and corporate donors of varying philanthropic styles, experience, traditions, asset and expenditure bases, programmatic interests and geographic areas of activity.

Transparency and accountability

Principios de Rendición de Cuentas en la Filantropía Internacional

April 1, 2007

La filantropía transfronteriza existe y es gratificante, con beneficios que sobrepasan los desafíos. Considerando las distintas complejidades que enfrentan las/los financiadores que trabajan allende las fronteras nacionales, el Council on Foundations y el European Foundation Centre (EFC) creó un Grupo de Trabajo Conjunto para que desarrollara una serie de principios de rendición de cuentas específicos a la filantropía internacional. El resultado es este documento voluntario, inspirador, que busca educar, guiar y ayudar a que las organizaciones integrantes del Council y el EFC mejoren su rendición de cuentas y eficacia en sus actividades transfronterizas.

Transparency and accountability

Community Foundations Leadership Multiplied, 2007 Report to the Field

January 1, 2007

This brief summary report provides context and action steps supporting four goals for US community foundations: legislative agenda; enhanced community leadership; operational excellence; and increased knowledge sharing.

Grassroots and community philanthropy

Donors of the Future: Scanning Project Report

March 1, 2006

The report is the result of a Donors of the Future scanning project with the goal to make the subject more accessible for leadership discussion, learn what resources and tools exist to help identify and engage future donors, identify data sources, create some initial resources for understanding and reaching donors of the future, and spell out the implications of the findings for regional associations and community foundations, and suggest possible next steps. The report outlines the definition of "donors of the future" used in the scan, describes the activities undertaken, and summarizes major focus areas and findings.

Family, HNWI, and independent philanthropy

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