(RE)IMAGINING   WINGSForum2020/2021 

From a single event to a year-long experience!

The in-person gathering will shift from November 2020, to fall 2021, and a series of important virtual experiences will fill the gap!


The coronavirus pandemic has focused a bright light on the incredible vulnerability of people living on the margins — and made it abundantly clear that the philanthropic community has a critical and urgent role to play in building a more just, equitable and healthy world. At the same time, COVID-19 has created great logistical challenges for bringing together a global gathering of 350 people from 60 countries this year.


So, the WINGSForum Planning Committee and our co-host the African Philanthropy Network, have come together to reconceptualize this year’s WINGSForum to address both challenges.  

Our team is creating a series of online events to ensure the philanthropy community we serve can make critical progress on the important issues of our time. Then, in the fall of 2021, we will come together for an exciting in-person event — our first ever on the African continent — that will bring together the best thinking from around the world to stimulate our minds and ignite our hearts. 

We will be posting updates here on this site as our plans progress, and you can always reach our team via email at 


We are looking forward to a very important year together.


Our online program will be equal parts think-tank and do-team. They are purpose-built to challenge the status quo, reconceive the role of philanthropy as a catalyst for change, create real-world experiments to test a new theory of change, and share what we have learned to stimulate global progress.



Participants will be able to register by 15 July 2020. In the meantime, please sign up for updates as our programming is being designed.

What to expect  

WINGSForum2020/2021: IMAGINE will:

Challenge us to think beyond the conventional wisdom of what philanthropy is and offer exciting opportunities to explore what it can — and must — become. 

Provide a platform to imagine, explore and experiment with different paths for moving forward as individuals, organizations, and societies in a local, national and global interaction. 


WINGS is proud to partner with the Africa Philanthropy Network to host WINGSForum 2020/2021. APN brings together 67 members organizations serving different forms of African philanthropy. Together APN members represent civil society and community partners in more than 50 African countries.


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