150 Profiles: Bruce MacDonald

As we mark the 150th anniversary of confederation, The Philanthropist is profiling Canadians from across the non-profit sector and putting a face to 150 individuals who work or volunteer in Canada’s social sector.   Name: Bruce MacDonald Current role in the sector: President and CEO, Imagine Canada Years working and/or volunteering in the non-profit sector: Working since 1983, but…

Book Review

Five Good Ideas—Practical Strategies For Non-profit Success Edited by Alan Broadbent & Ratna Omidvar Toronto: Coach House Press; 2011 isbn: 978-1-55245-246-2 At first glance of the cover of Five Good Ideas—Practical Strategies for Non- Profit Success, readers may conclude that the focus of the book is limited to five important areas for consideration in the…

First It’s About The People. All The People

We have a new name. We have been the Vancouver Volunteer Centre or Volunteer Vancouver for 66 years. Our new name is Vantage Point. You might ask, “Why the change?” The answer is: Because the world is changing. Fast. Really fast. Since the inception of our volunteer centre in 1943, Canadian society and volunteer engagement…

Special Report: Nonprofit Leadership: The Way Ahead

Introduction The Editorial Board of The Philanthropist brings together a diverse group of people from the nonprofit sector. As educators, executive directors, legal counsel, financial advisors, and policy people, we are broadly representative of the sector. The Philanthropist is concerned with publishing articles that not only inform the work of the management and directors of…

Bookshelf

Better Together: Restoring the American Community By Robert D. Putnam and Lewis M. Feldstein with Don Cohen Published by Simon & Schuster, 2003, 318 pp. US $41.95. REVIEWED BY YVES SAVOIE Executive Director, Family Service Association of Toronto Robert Putnam sparked a broad debate about the state of community with the publication, in 2000, of…

From the Editor

This issue offers broad coverage of the issues confronting philanthropy today, from the specific to the general and from the immediate to the speculative. Our legal analysis focuses on tax law, to help those who engage in gift planning to evaluate some of the material they may see from the United States and put it…