Vital Signs: Connecting Community Needs To Community Philanthropy In Canada

Program Director, Community Foundations of Canada, Ottawa, Ontariointr o duction canadian Community foundations are key supp orters of the charitable sector across the country, which is one of the largest in the world. A key challenge for philanthropy in this vibrant environment is how to sort through competing priorities, identify highly strategic opportunities for support,…

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Rethinking Philanthropic Effectiveness: Lessons from an International Network of Foundation Experts Edited by Dirk Eilinghoff. Published by Verlag Bertelsmann Stiftung, 2005, 180 pp. Paper: US $30.00 Creative Philanthropy By Helmut Anhaier and Diana Leat. Published by Routledge, 2006, 232 pp. Paper: CDN $53.95 REVIEWED BY HILARY PEARSON President, Philanthropic Foundations Canada In North America, and…

Public Awareness Programs for Philanthropy

This article is a condensation of a paper presented at an INTERPHIL con­ference in Bonn, West Germany on July 27-28, 1988. An unabridged text is available from The Canadian Centre for Philanthropy, 74 Victoria Street, Suite 920, Toronto M5C 2A5. I. General Introduction to Public Awareness Programs1 In 1835, Alexis de Tocqueville, French politician and…

Factors in the Success and Failure of Non-Profit Organizations

While much has been written on the performance of profit-oriented organi­zations, little is available on the non-profit organization. This paper discusses the relationship between various organizational attributes and measures of performance in 32 Canadian non-profit associations. The research was con­ducted as part of a week-long workshop for The Canadian Institute for Organ­ization Management in London,…