• Description

This report aims to enhance the knowledge of global philanthropy. It also engages its members in actively identifying the gaps in our knowledge, and understanding better their local practices within a global context. Though we are diverse, we have a common platform through which to build and share many of the same values. The report identifies four elements of such a platform: data, practices update, ability to measure impact, and communication. We believe it is important to create a degree of commonality while encouraging the richness of diversity, build common understanding of terms within global and local contexts, and strengthen ownership of this knowledge-building by WINGS members. Apr 25, 2014: In a previous version of this report, the median incorporation year of infrastructure organizations in Latin America, as visualized in the graph on page 8, was incorrectly given as 1987. The correct year is 1999, as reflected in this updated version.