More Than a Million French Using Their Savings for Social Good: A Novel Approach to Impact Investing in France

This article is the fifth in a series about European philanthropy. The series is published as a collaboration between The Philanthropist and The Lawson Foundation. The French are increasingly becoming more socially engaged: in how they trade, sustain themselves, and get around. This movement is exemplified by the 13 million volunteers who have become involved…

150 Profiles: Charlie Wall-Andrews

As we mark the 150th anniversary of confederation, The Philanthropist is profiling Canadians from across the non-profit sector and putting a face to 150 individuals who work or volunteer in Canada’s social sector. Name: Charlie Wall-Andrews Current role in the sector: Executive Director of the Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada (SOCAN) Foundation Years working and/or…

150 Profiles: Ravi Jain

As we mark the 150th anniversary of confederation, The Philanthropist is profiling Canadians from across the non-profit sector and putting a face to 150 individuals who work or volunteer in Canada’s social sector. Name: Ravi Jain Current role in the sector: Founding Artistic Director of Why Not Theatre Years working and/or volunteering in the non-profit sector: 10 years. What was…

150 Profiles: Karen Sherbut

As we mark the 150th anniversary of confederation, The Philanthropist is profiling Canadians from across the non-profit sector and putting a face to 150 individuals who work or volunteer in Canada’s social sector. Name: Karen Sherbut Current role in the sector: CEO (volunteer) and Chairman of the Board, The Safe Haven Foundation of Canada Years working and/or volunteering…

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Book Review: The Clean Money Revolution: Reinventing Power, Purpose, and Capitalism

The Clean Money Revolution: Reinventing Power, Purpose, and Capitalism, by Joel Solomon with Tyee Bridge. Gabriola Island, British Columbia, New Society Publishers, 2017, ISBN 978-0-865718-39-5  “Clean money is aligned with a purpose beyond self-interest . . . Money for regenerating ecosystems, that builds true security: long-term, safe, fair resilience (xiv). Used for investment, [money] drives…

The tipping point for impact investing

This article coincides with the release of a new impact investing guidebook designed to help Canadian foundations begin investing their capital for greater impact. We are at a tipping point for impact investing by foundations in Canada. A growing number are using this approach to support organizations and projects that share their mission. They are…

150 Profiles: Kris Archie

As we mark the 150th anniversary of confederation, The Philanthropist is profiling Canadians from across the non-profit sector and putting a face to 150 individuals who work or volunteer in Canada’s social sector. Name: Kris Archie Current role in the sector: Executive Director, The Circle on Philanthropy and Aboriginal Peoples in Canada Years working and/or volunteering…

150 Profiles: Layne

As we mark the 150th anniversary of confederation, The Philanthropist is profiling Canadians from across the non-profit sector and putting a face to 150 individuals who work or volunteer in Canada’s social sector. Name: Layne Current role in the sector: The Auctionista Years working and/or volunteering in the non-profit sector:  10 years. What was your first job in the…

Innovation: Austerity’s Grandchild

Tim Draimin is fond of saying that while necessity is the mother of innovation, austerity is the mother of necessity. So how is the grandchild, innovation, faring? Two years ago the Philanthropist published an article entitled On Not Letting a Crisis Go To Waste: An Innovation Agenda for Canada’s Community Sector (Brodhead, 2010). Its central…