• Description

WINGSForum 2017 provided an opportunity for reflection on the state of affairs in our field and on the dynamics of power, money and participation. Given the urgency of global crises and challenges to civil society, we must harness the potential of philanthropy, in all its diversity, for a more inclusive, equitable world. As the only existing conference with a focus on the infrastructure of global philanthropy, we were able to connect and affect change across many issues facing the sector today, such as shrinking space for philanthropy, advocacy, evaluation, data, or cross-sectoral collaboration. The forum set the stage and provided an environment for participants to facilitate, support, and encourage innovative and thoughtful discussions on recognizing the potential to influence social change; challenging current models and practices of philanthropy; and creating the conditions for philanthropy to thrive.