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Relaxed Funding Approaches Provide Crucial Lifeline to Charities Grappling with the COVID-19 Pandemic

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. Read more of our COVID-19 coverage.    From the depths of…

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Book Review: From Generosity to Justice: A New Gospel of Wealth and Just Giving – Why Philanthropy Is Failing Democracy and How It Can Do Better

Walker, Darren, From Generosity to Justice: A New Gospel of Wealth. The Ford Foundation/Disruption Books, 2019 (no ISBN); available online at: https://www.fordfoundation.org/new-gospel-media/GenerositytoJustice.pdf Reich, Rob. Just Giving – Why Philanthropy Is Failing Democracy and How It Can Do Better. Princeton University Press, 2018 ISBN 978-0-691-18349-7   Darren Walker’s From Generosity to Justice: A New Gospel of…

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Unpacking the Sector’s Pandemic-Induced HR Crisis

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. Read more of our COVID-19 coverage.  For charities and non-profits contending…

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Sector News Digest — April 21, 2020

In this week’s Special News Digest: surveying the impact of the pandemic, online fundraisers, calls for policy overhauls and relief measures by First Nations, foundations and post-secondary institutions. New federal funding announcement After weeks of lay-offs and grim news, Canadian charities and non-profits finally have reason to celebrate. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced the creation of…

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Alberta Charities are Relying on Collaboration and Innovation to Meet the Challenges Presented by COVID-19

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. Read more of our COVID-19 coverage.  It’s an Alberta story that…

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Working Virtually in Response to COVID-19? Lessons From our Four-Year Journey to Build a Virtual Organization

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. Read more of our COVID-19 coverage.  As Canadians pull together…

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Le travail virtuel en réponse à la COVID-19? Leçons tirées de nos quatre années à bâtir une organisation virtuelle

Note du rédacteur : Le secteur caritatif répond rapidement à l’impact croissant de la pandémie, pour ce qui est de la sensibilisation, des opérations et de la défense des intérêts. Au cours des prochaines semaines, The Philanthropist suivra l’actualité en plus de publier nos rapports et commentaires habituels concernant d’autres nouvelles d’intérêt pour les fondations, les…

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Sector News Digest — April 7, 2020

Editor’s note: A lot has happened in the past two weeks. In addition to our continuing in-depth coverage of how the COVID-19 crisis is affecting charities and the non-profit sector, we’re also shifting the focus of our biweekly digest to the pandemic so we can provide you with the latest responses and resources. Non-profits eligible…

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Atlantic Canadian Service Charities Face New Pressures in the Wake of COVID-19

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. Read more of our COVID-19 coverage.  One day last week, Melanie Sturk was sitting in her…