WINGS is a global network of grantmaker associations and philanthropic support organisations that strengthen, promote and provide leadership on the development of philanthropy and social investment around the world.
Held every three years, WINGSForum has become the premier event in the global philanthropy community. Focused on identifying new innovations in the sector, WINGSForum was designed as a peer learning experience where philanthropy leaders could share practical lessons and inspiration from their work. To this day, the event is regarded by participants as a valuable opportunity for professional development, relationship building and knowledge sharing.
WINGSForum 2017 will provide 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. The upcoming forum will set the stage and provide an environment that helps facilitate, support, and encourage innovative and thoughtful discussions on recognising the potential to influence social change; challenging current models and practices of philanthropy; creating the conditions for philanthropy to thrive.
WINGSForum 2017 will be held from 22-24 February 2017 in Mexico City at the Hilton Mexico City Reforma. A primary financial, political and cultural center of Latin America, Mexico City will be a wonderful backdrop for the global community of philanthropy influencers.