The Common Good: A new retirement plan allows sector workers to build financial security

Nearly one million workers in Canada’s not-for-profit sector lack a workplace retirement plan. High-quality retirement plans with matching contributions are an effective way to build long-term employee financial health, and evidence shows that employees without a plan are unlikely to save enough for their retirement. To point, the median savings of households aged 55 to…

Revisiting the Philanthropic Contract

This paper was developed from a speech I gave in New Zealand in 2006 to a group of people associated with the Community Trusts that exist throughout that country. I was asked to speak about Maytree’s approach to grant making and to give my view on trends in philanthropy from my experience in Canada, the…

Viewpoint: The Accountability of Foundations

Readers are invited to respond to opinons expressed in this section. If appropriate, their views will be published. Sorting through the issues in philanthropy is somewhat like eating an artichoke. At the end of it all, you have more on your plate than when you started. But, like the artichoke, the heart of philanthropy remains…