Programme Agenda


  • Neworking Time
  • Administrative/ Registration
  • Cuncurrent Sessions
  • Plenary Sessions


March 27, Thursday

7:30 am

Registration Opens

9:00 am – 9:30 am

Welcoming Ceremony

Opening Remarks

Atallah Kuttab

Founder, SAANED for Philanthropy Advisory in the Arab Region,

Chairman of the Board, WINGS

Chair, WINGSForum Planning Committee

Welcome Remarks

Prof. Dr. Üstün Ergüder

Chairman, Third Sector Foundation of Turkey (TUSEV)

Dr. Barbara Ibrahim

Director, John D. Gerhart Center for Philanthropy and Civic Engagement, American University in Cairo

Chair, WINGSForum Programme Committee

Master of Ceremonies

Natalya Kaminarskaya

Executive Secretary, Russian Donors Forum

9:30 am – 10:30 am

The Power of Networks


Danny Sriskandarajah

Director-General, CIVICUS: World Alliance for Citizen Participation

Keynote Speaker

Steve Waddell

Principal, NetworkingAction

10:30 am – 11:00 am

Networking Break

11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Setting the Bar Higher: Infrastructure of Philanthropy: Data, Law, Accountability & Transparency


Dr. Barbara Ibrahim


Filiz Bikmen

Chairman, International Center for Not-for-Profit Law

Rosa Gallego Garcia

Director, Spanish Association of Foundations

Bradford Smith

President, Foundation Center

12:30pm – 1:00 pm

The Launch of: Infrastructure in Focus – A Global Picture of Organizations Serving Philanthropy


Shannon Lawder

Program Director – Civil Society, Charles Stewart Mott Foundation


Barry Knight

Executive Director, CENTRIS

Larry McGill

VP, Research, The Foundation Center

1:00 pm – 2:15 pm

Lunch & Affinity Table Discussions

2:15 pm – 3:30 pm

Concurrent Sessions

Networking & Collaboration Demonstrating Impact to Engage the Next Generation of Philanthropists Presented by: The SROI Network & Nexus Network

Knowledge & Skill Building Global Philanthropy Data Charter: Because Data is Worth It Presented by: WINGS

Leadership & Trends Advancing Philanthropic Giving Through Donor Storytelling Presented by: Bolder Giving

Discussions from the Field Impact of Security and Counter-Terrorism Related Regulations on Civil Society Presented by: European Foundation Centre

Regional Highlights Philanthropy and Innovative Entrepreneurship in the Arab Region Presented by: King Khalid Foundation

3:30 pm – 3:45 pm

Networking Break

3:45 pm – 4:45pm

In Conversation with: TUSEV:
Adapting to Change: Turkish Foundations Moving into the 21st Century


Sevda Kılıçalp Iaconatonio

Programme Director, Third Sector Foundation of Turkey (TUSEV)


Selim Güven

General Manager, Anadolu Foundation

Candan Fetvacı

General Manager, Member of the Board, Aydın Doğan Foundation

Rana Kotan

Director of Programmes & International Relations, Sabancı Foundation

4:45 pm – 5:45 pm

The Olga Alexeeva Memorial Award Ceremony: Honoring Emerging Philanthropists in Emerging Societies


Maria Chertok

Director, Charities Aid Foundation

Jenny Hodgson

Director, Global Fund for Community Foundations,
Chair, WINGSForum Communications Committee


Caroline Hartnell

Editor, Alliance Magazine

5:45 pm – 7:00 pm

Free Time

7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Vodafone Turkey Foundation Gala Dinner

Welcome Remarks

Hasan Süel

Chairman, Vodafone Turkey Foundation


March 28, Friday

7:45 am – 8:45 am

Breakfast Meetings

Proliferation of Networks Meeting

Community Foundations Meeting

By Invitation Only

Support Organizations Meeting

By Invitation Only

9:00 am


Master of Ceremonies

Tom Were

Programme Director, Kenya Community Development Foundation (KCDF)

9:00 am – 10:15 am

Current Debates: Grantmaking as a Tool for Development


Jenny Hodgson


Andre Degenszajn

Secretary General, Grupo de Institutos, Fundações e Empresas (GIFE)

Heather Grady

Independent Philanthropy Professional

Kurt Peleman

CEO, European Venture Philanthropy Association (EVPA)

10:15 am – 11:15 am

New & Emerging Trends in Philanthropy: Expanding the Toolkit


Jane Wales

President & Founder, The Global Philanthropy Forum


Chid Liberty

CEO, Liberty & Justice

11:15 am – 11:30 am

Coffee Break

11:30 am – 12:45 pm

Concurrent Sessions

Networking & Collaboration 100 Years from Cleveland: Mapping the Global Community Philanthropy Field Presented by: Global Fund for Community Foundations & WINGS

Knowledge & Skill Building Philanthropication thru Privatization (PtP): A Way to Build Charitable Assets? Presented by: Instituto para o Desenvolvimento do Investimento Social (IDIS)

Leadership & Trends Graduating Philanthropists: Perspectives on the Role of Higher Education in Cultivating a Culture of Giving Presented by: Asia-Pacific Centre for Philanthropy and Social Investment, Swinburne University and John D. Gerhart Center for Philanthropy and Civic Engagement, American University in Cairo

Discussions from the Field Strategies for Collaboration with Development Stakeholders: Maximising our Comparative Advantages Presented by: OECD netFWD, UNDP

Regional Highlights Transformative Scenarios: Looking to the Future of Civil Society and Philanthropy Presented by: Reos Partners, Grupo de Institutos, Fundações e Empresas (GIFE), and C&A Institute

12:45 pm – 2:00 pm

Lunch & Affinity Table Discussions

2:00 pm – 3:15 pm

Concurrent Sessions

Networking & Collaboration The “Networked” Network: Collaboration for More Strategic & Effective Philanthropy Presented by: The Foundation Center & International Human Rights Funders Group

Knowledge & Skill Building Growth in Cross Border Philanthropy Presented by: Charities Aid Foundation & Hudson Institute’s Center for Global Prosperity

Leadership & Trends Talent Management in 21st Century Philanthropy: Strategies for Attracting and Nurturing the Very Best People Presented by: John Harvey

Discussions from the Field Effective Philanthropy for Countries in Transition: How Foundation Networks Can Make the Difference Presented by: Institute for Integrated Transitions and John D. Gerhart Center for Philanthropy and Civic Engagement, American University in Cairo

Regional Highlights Levers for Change: Philanthropy and Policy in SE Asia Presented by: Lien Centre for Social Innovation

3:15 pm – 3:45 pm

Networking Break

3:45 pm – 4:45 pm

The Barry Gaberman Lecture: The Role of Philanthropy in Difficult Times


Barry Gaberman

Independent Philanthropy Professional

Keynote Speaker

Dr. Avila Kilmurray

Director, Community Foundation for Northern Ireland

4:45 pm – 5:00 pm

WINGS IMAGine Recognition Ceremony: Charles Stewart Mott Foundation


Atallah Kuttab


Neal Hegarty

Vice President, Programmes, Charles Stewart Mott Foundation

5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

The Launching of: UBS Global Philanthropy Compass Panel


Maria Chertok


Silvia Bastante de Unverhau

Head of Philanthropy Advisory, UBS

Paula Johnson

Senior Research Fellow, Harvard University

6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

UBS Global Philanthropy Compass Cocktail Reception


March 29, Saturday

7:45 am – 8:45 am

Shaping Our Future: A Consultation with WINGS Members


Atallah Kuttab

Helena Monteiro

Executive Director, WINGS

9:00 am


9:00 am – 10:00 am

Associations on Trial


Halima Mahomed

Philanthropy Program Advisor, TrustAfrica/Working Group on Philanthropy for Social Justice & Peace


Christopher Harris

Member, Working Group on Philanthropy for Social Justice & Peace

Defense Attorney

David Cutler

Director, Baring Foundation

Jury Foreperson

Naila Farouky

Executive Director, Arab Foundations Forum (AFF)

10:00 am – 11:15 am

Concurrent Sessions

Networking & Collaboration Networked Knowledge: New Perspectives & New Practices Presented by: Foundation Center and Polish Donors Forum

Knowledge & Skill Building Emerging Philanthropies, Emerging Philanthropists: Private Donors in Emerging Market Countries Presented by: Edmond de Rothschild Foundations, Emerging Societies – Emerging Philanthropies, and Inyathelo: The South African Institute for Advancement

Leadership & Trends Peaceful Networks Presented by: Working Group on Philanthropy for Social Justice and Peace

Regional Highlights Scaling Up African Philanthropy: Case Studies from East, West and Southern Africa Presented by: African Grantmakers Network (AGN) and East Africa Association of Grantmakers (EAAG)

11:15 am – 12:00 pm

In Conversation With: Ian Bird and Vikki Spruill: Moving Toward an Engaged Network Approach


Tina Thiart

Independent Consultant


Ian Bird

President, Community Foundations of Canada

Vikki Spruill

President & CEO, Council on Foundations

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Closing Ceremony

Honoring: WINGS Board of Directors 2011 – 2013

Closing Remarks

Dr. Barbara Ibrahim

Basak Ersen

Secretary General, Third Sector Foundation of Turkey (TUSEV)

Jorge Villalobos

Executive President, Centro Mexicano para la Filantropia (CEMEFI)

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Closing Lunch