New forum to delve into topics on the front lines of Canada’s nonprofit sector

The Philanthropist and Imagine Canada create Sector Pulse The Philanthropist and Imagine Canada today launch Sector Pulse, a group of thought leaders from across the country who will meet regularly to explore issues related to Canada’s charitable and nonprofit sector. Sector Pulse provides a new way for two national organizations to align their interests and work together…

Nouveau forum consacré à l’étude de sujets cruciaux pour le secteur sans but lucratif au Canada

The Philanthropist et Imagine Canada créent le groupe « Pouls du secteur » The Philanthropist et Imagine Canada créent aujourd’hui le groupe « Pouls du secteur » (Sector Pulse), formé d’experts de différentes régions canadiennes qui se réuniront régulièrement pour explorer les enjeux touchant le secteur sans but lucratif et de la bienfaisance au Canada. Pour les deux organismes nationaux, « Pouls…

Danny Glenwright Appointed as Managing Editor

The Philanthropist is pleased to announce the appointment of Danny Glenwright as Managing Editor. He replaces long-time Managing Editor Norah McClintock, who stepped down earlier this year. Glenwright is the Executive Director of Action Against Hunger/Action contre la Faim Canada, a Toronto-based humanitarian organization. He comes to The Philanthropist with leadership experience in the not-for-profit…

Donation Incentives: The Canadian Advantage

Canada has the most generous tax incentives for charitable giving in the world, but their nature and extent are largely unknown to Canadians. Why does this paradox exist?  There are practical issues that shape our understanding of charitable tax incentives and some practical benefits. For starters, it is helpful to understand that the Canadian tax…

New Series: Canadian Charities Working Internationally

This article is the first in a series on Canadian Charities Working Internationally. A regulatory system, and the laws that underpin it, is ideally enabling but by necessity limiting. It’s true in business, and it should be equally true with charities. What is, however, the right balance between support and limits? When working across borders,…

The End Of Endowments?

The economic swells of the last 18 months stress-tested the system of charitable endowments. Headlines announced spectacular losses to these long-term funds. My favourite was the headline to a Vanity Fair article that chronicled “Harvard’s Big, Dumb Financial Train Wreck.” The world biggest endowment lost $11 billion of its $36.9 billion.1 While it is tempting…