This blog was originally published by Wings!
In the eight years since the first edition of the WINGS Transparency and Accountability in Philanthropy and Private Social Investment toolkit was released, debates around accountability in the philanthropic sector have only increased. The staggering wealth of some new philanthropic entrants has prompted new scrutiny. Debates around decolonising philanthropy, calls for spending down endowments and challenging the systems that enable enormous wealth disparities in the first place all prompt necessary reflection on accountability. This year, WINGS, in collaboration with the Transparency and Accountability Initiative, released a new version of the Transparency and Accountability Guide to shed new light on this topic and provide steps that philanthropic organisations of all sizes can follow to start implementing accountability and transparency plans. Read more