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Sector News Digest – January 12, 2021

This week: pandemic pressure on women’s shelters; Nova Scotia non-profits facing rising demand; new forecasting tools for fundraisers, and an announcement about The Philanthropist’s masthead. Some of our own news to share Danny Glenwright, our managing editor since August 2016, as well as executive director of Action Against Hunger Canada, is taking on the role…

Illustration by Paul Dotey.

The DAF Dilemma: Will the Pressures Created by COVID-19 Force the Federal Government to Revisit the Rules for Controversial Donor-Advised Funds?

When Annabelle White received a large inheritance 12 years ago, she knew she wanted to give money to environmental causes. Having previously sat on the board of her grandmother’s foundation, she was wary of the complexity and attention that running her own foundation would involve. “When you start a foundation, you get pitched a lot,…

Le dilemme des FOD : Les pressions créées par la COVID-19 forceront-elles le gouvernement fédéral à revoir les règles des controversés fonds orientés par les donateurs?

Il y a 12 ans, quand Annabelle White a reçu un important héritage, elle voulait donner cet argent à des causes environnementales. Ayant déjà siégé au CA de la fondation de sa grand-mère, elle craignait la complexité et l’attention qui seraient associées à la direction de sa propre fondation. « Lorsqu’on crée une fondation, dit-elle, on reçoit…

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News Digest — December 15, 2020

This week: Statistics Canada attempts to measure diversity in the sector, Black Canadians don’t receive enough funding, FAFIA and YWCA Canada celebrate International Human Rights Day, and GivingTuesday donations rise. Measuring diversity Statistics Canada launched a survey attempting to measure diversity on governing boards in the charitable and non-profit sector on December 4. The voluntary,…

StatsCan Releases Survey to Assess Diversity on Non-Profit Boards

Statistics Canada is launching its first, targeted attempt to measure diversity on governing boards in the charitable and non-profit sector.  It will release the voluntary, crowdsourced survey – designed collaboratively with sector representatives, academics, and StatsCan staff – on December 4. The survey will be available online until the end of the month. It asks…

StatCan lance une enquête pour évaluer la diversité des conseils d’administration des OBNL

Statistique Canada fait une première tentative ciblée pour mesurer la diversité des conseils d’administration du secteur sans but lucratif et de bienfaisance. Le 4 décembre, cet organisme lancera une enquête participative, sur une base volontaire (une enquête conçue en collaboration avec des représentants du secteur, des universitaires et le personnel de StatCan). L’enquête sera menée en…

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Sector News Digest – December 1, 2020

This week: New ideas for corporate community investment, a seat at the cabinet table, Giving Tuesday news and the case for non-profit mergers. Wake-up call A new study by Imagine Canada – Wake Up Call: Navigating New Pathways for Corporate Community Investment in Canada – outlines 10 trends identified by leaders in the non-profit world…

Illustration by Paul Dotey.

New Directions: A Note from the Agora Foundation Board of Directors / Nouvelles orientations : Un message du CA de la Fondation Agora

The Agora Foundation’s board of directors is pleased to announce the establishment of a new Editorial Advisory Committee for The Philanthropist Journal. As you will see in the attached document, each member brings a diverse set of skills and knowledge that reflects a wide range of disciplines, communities, experiences, and regions across Canada, as well…

As Budgets Shrink and Social Needs Increase, the Charitable Sector Looks to Solve the Longstanding “Canadian Problem” of Direction and Control

Dave Blundell was trying to fund a maternity clinic in rural Eziama, in southeast Nigeria, to prevent mothers dying in childbirth and children being sent to orphanages. A casual project meeting with local officials was abruptly halted with instructions for Blundell and his team to return the next day. When he did, he found a…