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Sector News Digest — March 24, 2020

Editor’s note: The charitable sector is responding rapidly to the expanding impact of the pandemic, in terms of outreach, operations, and advocacy. In the coming weeks, The Philanthropist will provide up-to-date coverage, as well as our usual reporting and commentary on other news of relevance to foundations, charities, and non-profits. Charities respond to COVID-19 In…

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Sector News Digest — March 10, 2020

This week: infectious diseases, trust, and the place of philanthropy in both. Philanthropy and the pandemic COVID-19 has spread to at least 100 countries, with more than 60 cases across Canada, according to tracking provided by the World Health Organization’s daily situation report. In the face of a pandemic threat, Inside Philanthropy recently asked its…

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Sector News Digest — February 25, 2020

Philanthropic groups weigh in on Wet’suwet’en. A new type of “green philanthropy.” And rapid pitching for charities. Charities/foundations back pipeline protests With Canada-wide protests in support of the Wet’suwet’en Nation growing, members of the philanthropic community have been adding their voices, highlighting the role such organizations can potentially play in Indigenous rights and reconciliation. LEVEL,…

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Sector News Digest — February 11, 2020

#MeToo in the philanthropic sector. Big trends for 2020. And new data on the continued decline in individual giving. Sexual harassment of fundraisers is hidden in non-profit sector The power imbalance between those who fundraise for non-profits and those who donate to them is well known and documented, but a recent survey about sexual harassment…

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Sector News Digest — January 28, 2020

Delays persist with Ontario non-profit reform. Revelations about the release of federal funding for social finance. And the growing importance of employee-driven philanthropy. Continued delays on Ontario non-profit reforms The Ontario Nonprofit Network reports that the provincial government has once again delayed the proclamation of the Ontario Not-for-Profit Corporations Act (ONCA). The reason? Technical issues….

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Sector News Digest – December 17, 2019

Canadians continue to respond enthusiastically to Giving Tuesday appeals. A new Ontario program cuts red tape for the non-profit sector. And reaction to the next chapter in the federal Liberals’ big housing strategy. Giving Tuesday is still giving More than 23,000 Canadians donated over $5 million to 6,400 charities during this year’s Giving Tuesday campaign…

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Sector News Digest — December 3, 2019

This column is part of a new editorial feature in The Philanthropist – a bi-weekly digest of news items from, and about, Canada’s charitable and non-profit sectors. It will appear on both the website and in this email to our subscribers. You can subscribe for free here. If you have tips or story ideas, please…

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Sector News Digest — November 19, 2019

This column is part of a new editorial feature in The Philanthropist – a bi-weekly digest of news items from, and about, Canada’s charitable and non-profit sectors. It will appear on both the website and in this email to our subscribers. You can subscribe for free here. If you have tips or story ideas, please…

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Sector News Digest — November 5, 2019

This column is part of a new editorial feature in The Philanthropist – a bi-weekly digest of news items from, and about, Canada’s charitable and non-profit sectors. It will appear on both the website and in this email to our subscribers. You can subscribe for free here. If you have tips or story ideas, please…

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Sector News Digest — October 23, 2019

This column marks the introduction of a new editorial feature in The Philanthropist – a bi-weekly digest of news items from, and about, Canada’s charitable and non-profit sectors. It will appear on both the website and in this email to our subscribers. You can subscribe for free here. If you have tips or story ideas,…