Rachel Chen

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Rachel Chen

Rachel Chen is an audience strategist for Indiegraf; a master of information student at the University of Toronto, focusing on critical information policy studies; and a freelance writer. While based in Toronto most of the time, she also calls Vancouver and a suburb in Texas home.

Previously, she has worked for Postmedia, Chatelaine, and Flare. Her freelance writing has appeared in The Unpublished City II anthology, Reader’s Digest, Vice, Maclean’s, and Xtra, among others. She believes strongly in mentorship, so you can always reach out to her at rachelchen.ca or on Twitter at @RachEndeavours if you want to get started in journalism or audience and don’t know where to start. 

Outside of writing, Rachel lives for good food, live music, and the sun. When she has the chance, she does costume design for plays and musicals. You’ll probably find her at a concert – or, more likely these days, reading in a park.

Written By Rachel Chen

Is philanthropy still relevant?

Amidst growing critiques of private giving, Ratna Omidvar, host of the Reimagining Philanthropy podcast, asks author and researcher Beth Breeze if philanthropy is still relevant. Breeze asserts that we hear more about the smaller problems than the greater good that philanthropy contributes to society.


Sector News Digest: May 18, 2021

This week: A decolonization report, suspected CRA anti-Muslim bias, digital development, university donor dumpster fires, and a Digital Publishing Awards nomination! “Restitution from the perspective