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How To Change The World: Social Entrepreneurs and the Power of New Ideas By David Bornstein Published by Oxford University Press, pp. 336, cloth, Cdn. $39.95 REVIEWED BY EDWARD J. WAITZER Chair, Stikeman Elliott LLP During the Roosevelt era, the standard method of naval fire employed a very heavy set of gears and a highly…

Philanthropy and Prosperity: Rebuilding Social Capital

This article was developed from a presentation to The First Annual Fundraising Congress at the Hilton Hotel, Toronto, November 16, 1995. The views expressed do not necessarily represent those of the Ontario Securities Commission, its other Commissioners, or its staff.  A requirement of my appointment to the Ontario Securities Commission, some two years ago, was…

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Charity Begins At Home: Generosity and Self-Interest Among the Philanthropic Elite By Teresa Odendahl Published by Basic Books, 1990, $29.95 REVIEWED BY EDWARD J. WAITZER Stikeman, Elliot, Barristers and Solicitors, Toronto It is curious that every major culture and every major religion has, in one way or another, encouraged and institutionalized philanthropy. What accounts for…

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Giving and Volunteering: New Frontiers of Knowledge, Edited by V. Hogkinson and R. Sumariwalla Published by Independent Sector/United Way Institute, New York, 1985, pp. 547 REVIEWED BY JOHN GREGORY Member, The Ontario Bar The United States has, since its foundation, been a nation of volunteers, and it remains so today. Millions of Americans devote their…

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Corporate Giving In Canada, 1984, By Richard A. Hopkinson, Published by the Institute of Donations and Public Affairs Research, Montreal, 1985, pp.70 Moral Obligation or Marketing Tool? Examining the Roles of Corporate Philanthropy, By Alice Muckier, Published by The Council on Foundations, Washington, 1985, pp.30. REVIEWED BY EDWARD J. WAITZER Member, The Ontario Bar Under…

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Canadian Directory to Foundations, Edited by Allan Arlett and Ingrid Van Rotterdam, Published by The Canadian Centre for Philanthropy, Toronto, 1985, 27 4 pp., (price list at end of review) REVIEWED BY JOHN MABLEY Assistant Vice-President for Development, Dalhousie University Like previous editions, the sixth edition of the Canadian Directory to Founda­tions will serve as the…

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An Essential Grace, by Samuel A. Martin, Published by McClelland & Stewart, Toronto, 1985, 322 pages, $29.95 REVIEWED BY EDWARD J. WAlTZER Member, The Ontario Bar The re-examination of the role of governments that will probably occupy much of the public policy debate over the next few years should bring into sharper focus the contribution of another…

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Developing Effective Arts Boards By Sarah Iley Published by The Council for Business and the Arts in Canada, Toronto, 1984,pp. 32,$3 REVIEWED BY JOHN D. GREGORY Member, The Ontario Bar and Former Chairman, Theatre Ballet of Canada Even given some real artistic talent and a measure of public acceptability, an artistic organization must often depend for…

Viewpoint: Building Capacity in the Voluntary Section

Viewpoint expresses the particular view of contributors and does not necessarily reflect the views ofThe Philanthropist Readers are invited to respond to articles in this section. If appropriate, their views will be published. At a time when most consumers of financial services are becoming more sophisticated, most voluntary organizations remain woefully uninformed and inefficient in…

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The Federal Budget Resolutions of November 12, 1981 and Their Effect on Charities in Canada, Published by The Canadian Centre for Philanthropy, 1983, Toronto, Ontario 95 pages The Centre’s Budget Study Committee, volunteers with special expertise in tax law as it affects foundations and operating charities, made an intensive study of the proposals of the November…