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Our monthly newsletter features updates from the WINGS network. View previous issues below and subscribe here.

September 2015: Balancing an ecosystem of philanthropies

This issue highlights the importance of partnerships, with a special focus on local cultures, cross-border giving, and global sustainability.

August 2015: Social investment, sustainability and new regional newsletters

This month we highlight the Post 2015 Development Agenda and the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), preview fall events and webinars, share new reports, and kick off our new regional newsletter series.

July 2015: Global philanthropy goes deeper with digital engagement

This issue explores the digital landscape of global philanthropy, with social campaigns from TrustAfrica, Dasra, Social Good Brasil and TechSoup; we share reports from IHRFG, EVPA and CIVICUS; highlight perspectives on Arab philanthropy; and share resources for engagement, including a new domain bundle and online community from Enset and PIR.

June 2015: Supporting civil society and community philanthropy

This Dispatch of civil society and community philanthropy initiatives includes event recaps and interviews with Mott, CoF and SVI. Our focus on Sub-Saharan and MENA regions reveals new reports from Halima Mahomed and CAF, and we share the 2015 Index of Philanthropic Freedom, the latest GPI, and a new Post-2015 report from UNDP.

May 2015: Strengthening global infrastructure for social good

In this issue we look at data, capacity and infrastructure initiatives across the WINGS global network, recapping recent events and sharing resources on data and impact measurement, including a special session this week in Milan and upcoming Peer Learning Events in Berlin and Madrid.

April 2015: Global perspectives on Asia-Pacific philanthropy

This month we gather viewpoints from the network on philanthropy in the Asia-Pacific region, including event recaps, reports, and reactions from WINGS board members on a recent meeting in Beijing.

March 2015: Transparency in practice — toolkit and webinar

Our new toolkit is the product of a wide consultation with members and partners. Learn more and how you can be a part of it in our webinar next week. This month we highlight transparency initiatives, preview upcoming webinars, and reflect on local cultures of giving and global development.

February 2015: The next generation of global philanthropy

Next Gen philanthropy is our focus this month. We highlight youth in philanthropy around the globe, and feature new visualization tools and reports to help you strategize and maximize your impact.

January 2015: Bracing for greater social impact

We begin 2015 with a look at initiatives in venture philanthropy and SROI, including a suite of reports and resources from our members and partners.

December 2014: Year in Review

This Dispatch retrospective highlights the WINGS programmes and collaborations that made 2014 our best year yet. We report on members, projects and partnerships, from local cultures to global collaborations, and we look forward to new growth and exploration in the coming year.

November 2014: Global grantmaking for social change

This month we look at grantmaking across the WINGS global network, with event recaps from EVPA, IDIS and NVPC. We also share interviews with AGAG and FCAA, a feature on the 2014 World Giving Index, and new reports from UBS and TrustAfrica, CECP, and the Foundation Center.

October 2014: Philanthropy infrastructure in focus

October Dispatch looks at philanthropy infrastructure around the world with a number of reports, including our brand new look at organizations serving community philanthropy. We also look at social investment and innovation in the sector, and we celebrate the launch of the Community Foundation Atlas, the first online platform of its kind.

September 2014: 100 Years of community foundations in the US

We celebrate the centennial of the Cleveland Foundation, the first community foundation in the US, with updates from every region of the world. We share our latest webinar on the value of philanthropy infrastructure, and we feature reports and sector initiatives aimed at strengthening community philanthropy worldwide.

August 2014: The future lies in civil society

This issue of Dispatch looks at the state of civil society worldwide with reports and data from every region. We share our latest webinar on the role of philanthropy in international development cooperation and new reports, including State of Civil Society (CIVICUS) and Future World Giving (CAF).

July 2014: Sports and philanthropy are changing the game

Feature: Ian Bird (CFC) and Paul Melia (True Sport Fdn) | Interview: Karolina Mzyk, UNDP | OECD Better Life Index | IHRFG, Advancing Human Rights update | Reports: WINGSForum 2014; Heather Grady, philanthropy and development cooperation; PSJP, culture and social change; Comunalia Network, best practices

June 2014: Emerging economies and the the future of philanthropy

Interview: Leonardo Letelier, SITAWI | Reports from the field: Atallah Kuttab, Arab philanthropy; Ana Pinho, philanthropy and emerging power; David Butler, WINGSForum; Maria Chertok, philanthropy in Russia | IHRFG, COF Conference and Takaful recaps | Global Peace Index | Reports: Venture Philanthropy in Asia

May 2014: Learning and sharing the value of philanthropy

Interviews: Ben Carpenter, The SROI Network; Joan Spero, 'Philanthropy in BRIC Countries' | WINGSForum recaps | WINGS BRIC webinar | EFC and AVPN Conference recaps | WINGS network milestones and new initiatives | WINGS Poll: Help shape webinars | Reports: EVPA Survey; OECD netFWD 'Venture Philanthropy'

April 2014: Global movement for community philanthropy

Interview: Jeff Falkenstein, Foundation Center | WINGSForum update | Community Foundation Atlas | Global Alliance for Community Philanthropy | Olga Alexeeva winner | WINGS Poll | Post-2015 Agenda surveys | Reports: BRIC Philanthropy; Global Infrastructure

March 2014: Philanthropy infrastructure and a culture of transparency

Interviews: Tao Ze, China Foundation Center; Vikki Spruill, Council on Foundations | WINGSForum | The case for grantmaking | Olga Alexeeva | UBS "Philanthropy Compass" | WINGS Reports: BRIC Philanthropy; Global Infrastructure

February 2014: The Power of Networks—35 Days to Istanbul!

Interview: Steve Waddell, NetworkingAction | WINGSForum | Data Charter | WINGS Infrastructure Report | Alexeeva Prize | Network Collaboration | Foundation Center: Philanthropy In/Sight® Promotion; Funder Information Network | Reports: ERFIP, CECP, GrantCraft

January 2014: Women In Philanthropy

Interview: Halima Mahomed, TrustAfrica | WINGSForum | Women's Rights Movements | Engaged Philanthropy | National Transitions | Cross Border Trade Policy | GrantCraft Tool | Reports: CAF, IHRFG, Foundation Center, Markets for Good

December 2013: End of Year Message from the Executive Director

WINGSForum | Data Charter | UNDP | Global Status Report on CF 2012 Update | Philanthropy Infrastructure Report

November 2013: On the road to Istanbul—Connecting global philanthropy

Interview: Avila Kilmurray, CF Northern Ireland | WINGSForum registration, speakers | Updates: Post 2015 Agenda, Data Charter, CF Atlas, Emerging Economies webinar | Reports: Hudson Institute

October 2013: Celebrating longevity in philanthropy

Interview: Jorge Villalobos, Cemefi | WINGSForum registration, speakers | Updates: Post 2015 Agenda, Data Charter, São Paulo PLE | Reports: CFF, PSJP

September 2013: Transparency and Accountability—Theory, principle, action

Interview: Marnie Webb, TechSoup Global | WINGSForum 2014 | Events: AVPN, CFF, SVP, Social Good Brazil | Reports: CECP, Rockefeller Fdn, UNDP, TUSEV

August 2013: SROI, philanthropic freedom, and a new vision for Africa

Interviews: John Ulanga, EAAG; Hudson Institute | WINGSForum survey results | Articles: Tina Thiart; Jenny Hodgson; Kyle Reis; Karl Leathem; Paul Penley | Reports: GIFE; EVPA

July 2013: Global data for better philanthropy

Interview: New members on data | Membership drive results | News: IHRFG/Foundation Center data initiative, Comunalia website, TUSEV, Kingsley Mucheke, Stand with Malala, SROI webinar | Reports: IHRFG, UN Post-2015

June 2013: Pairing "wicked problems" with partnerships

Interview: Gayle Peterson, Hilda Vega | WINGSForum call for proposals | News: CFC, AFE, EFC, SVP, Rockefeller Fdn | Reports: Centre Français des Fonds et Fondations, UN HLP Post-2015

May 2013: Discover the power of networks

Interview: Başak Ersen, Barbara Ibrahim | Event recaps: AVPN, Global Philanthropy Forum, Philanthropy New Zealand, United Nations | New reports: CIVICUS, AGN

April 2013: Venture Philanthropy—thinking, learning, leading

New Members | Ruth Jones interview | Alexeeva prize winners | CoF Conference | AGN report | UN update | Data Charter

March 2013: WINGS at the UN, emerging economies, and the future of data

UN event | Alliance magazine interview | Gates challenge | EVPA report | Russia Forum | WINGSForum 2014

February 2013: Philanthropy goes far beyond profit

New WINGS Chairman | Doug Miller on venture philanthropy | Markets for Good | CAF Foundation School | GIFE

January 2013: Philanthropy is a human business

WINGS Data Network update | Chris Pinney on CSR | TUSEV | NGOsource | AVPN Conference

November 2012: Accountability in a changing world

AGN Assembly | AVPN Roadshow recap | ChangeMudanÇa | Engaging Corporations toolkit

October 2012: Big data, bright future

Assifero pilot project | Resource Alliance forum | Markets for Good | Asia Summit recap | 15/15/15

September 2012: Journeys into venture philanthropy

AVPN | Cairo workshop | GPLI | AHRF | Social justice webinar | Philanthropy In Asia Summit

August 2012: India's silent war on philanthropy

PSJP | Philanthropy in India | WINGS Data Network | CECP guide | Mott CF series | Risk and opportunity


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