Spotlight on 2018 New Members
WINGS has about 100 members from over 40 countries. See some of the organizations that joined for 2018 below, and get to know your network!
1. ABCR – based in Brazil
ABCR’s mission is to promote, develop and promote the fundraising profession in Brazil, by following its code of ethics and supporting the third sector in building a better society. It is a reference for information, knowledge, and formation for the ethical fundraising in the country.
2. Alliance Magazine – based London, works internationally
Alliance aims to facilitate the exchange of information and ideas among philanthropists, social investors and others working for social change worldwide in order to maximize the impact of funding for social development.
3. Blagosfera – based in Russia
Blafosfera works to support engaging citizens in social activities and philanthropy through personal experience, peer exchange and providing opportunities for developing such activities. Their key activities are the promotion of philanthropy and other forms of social activities for citizens, the development of nonprofit organizations, and media support for nonprofit organizations and activities.
4. Co-Impact – based in the USA, working internationally
Co-Impact is a new global model for collaborative philanthropy and social change at a scale that includes some of the world’s leading philanthropists. They connect philanthropists with each other and with social change leaders to develop, support, and invest in proven solutions that are ready to scale beyond what any individual actor could do alone. Co-Impact is a fiscally-sponsored project of the New Venture Fund.
5. Empatthy – based in Chile
Empatthy is the first foundation in Chile that designs and implements Sustainable and Strategic Philanthropy Plans to Families, Family Offices, Companies, Foundations, Educational Institutions, Individual Donors and Public/private Entities. They combine knowledge from the social world and technical support to create a sustainable philanthropic and social investment plan.
Empatthy accelerates the social investment in Chile with different approaches from venture philanthropy to social finance, being a bridge between social investors, causes and projects. Shaping effective strategic plans that will lead them to generate long term impact in society.
6. EPIC Africa – from Senegal, works across the continent of Africa
Epic Africa works to enhance philanthropic impact in Africa, including CSO Capacity building and data.Their work contributes to enabling greater visibility of CSOs increased resources to accompany the CSO sector towards self-regulation and higher performance standards, widespread communication to make CSOs more easily “discoverable”, and help to attract more funders for the sector.
7. Give2Asia – based in the USA and Asia
Give2Asia engaged in collaboration to create healthy and prosperous communities in Asia supported by an expanded flow of philanthropy. They strengthen communities throughout Asia by mobilizing philanthropy to address locally identified needs.
8. Global Dialogue/FICS – based in London, works internationally
Global Dialogue promotes human rights and social change around the world by making grants and supporting grantmakers. FICS, or the Funders Initiative for Civil Society, brings together private philanthropy from around the world to ensure that the space for civil society is free and open, with engaged citizen participation that is free of restriction from governments.
9. International Center for Not-for-Profit Law – based in the USA, works internationally
ICNL’s mission is to promote the freedoms of association, expression, and assembly, thereby providing an enabling environment for civil society, civic participation, philanthropy, and development cooperation. It collaborates to a legal environment that enables people to work together to improve their societies.
10. Inspire/Association for the Practice of Transformation (APT) – based in Romania, works in Eastern Europe
Association for the Practice of Transformation works to support intentional, collaborative, future-orientated and systemic transformations by stimulating collaboration, research, learning, social innovation and strategic thinking. They developed INSPIRE – a network of philanthropy leaders from Central and South East Europe who are interested to innovate, share knowledge and advance the field of strategic philanthropy in their local, national and international environment.
11. Instituto Phi – based in Brazil
Instituto Phi’s mission is to influence and advise individuals and companies to strategically plan, execute and monitor their personal, family or corporate philanthropy in order to achieve greater professionalism in the third sector, personal satisfaction, and social impact. They work to lead the process of quantitative and qualitative growth of philanthropy in Brazil.
12. The Japan Foundation Center – based in Japan
The mission of the Japan Foundation Center (JFC) is to facilitate and nurture stable development of zaidan or “grant-making foundations”, to collect data and provide information for public use about grant-making foundations, and to enhance understanding of the social role and significance of their activities so as to make a valuable contribution to the development of non-governmental public interest practice.
13. TechSoup – based in the USA, works internationally
TechSoup’s mission is to build a dynamic bridge that enables civil society organizations and changemakers around the world to gain effective access to the resources they need to design and implement technology solutions for a more equitable planet. TechSoup’s vision is a world in which social-change agents from all walks of life can fully access the profound power of technology and a connected world – and use it to improve lives.
14. Trag Foundation – based in Serbia
Trag is the local foundation that instigates the active participation of citizens in social changes in Serbia. They encourage people to actively participate in the act of improving the quality of life in their communities. In other words, they provide means and help whenever there are a wish and potential.
15. UQAM PhiLab – based in Canada
Based in downtown Montreal, on the campus of the University of Quebec in Montreal (UQAM), the Laboratory is a French-English bilingual initiative where researchers, policymakers, and members of the wider philanthropic community can congregate to share information, resources, and ideas.
16. Woqi Foundation – based in China
Woqi Foundation promotes effective philanthropy by producing knowledge in partnership with social organizations. They study the ecosystem of Chinese philanthropy and promote social diversity and sustainable development. Their key activities are supporting development and philanthropic endeavors, capacity building and talent development for professionals.