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Lorsque les revenus de placements reculent : Les fondations et les gestionnaires de portefeuille traversent un nouveau genre de crise des marchés

Guider les fondations aux prises avec les catastrophes que subissent les marchés, il n’y a là rien de nouveau pour Michael Quigley. Il a commencé à gérer son premier portefeuille de fonds de dotation en août 1997 — deux mois avant le crash des marchés boursiers de cette année-là. Puis ce fut la longue crise financière…

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COVID-19’s Disproportionate Impact on Women Raises Tough Questions for a Philanthropic Community Wary of Applying a Gender Lens to its Investments

In the fall of 2018, during a plenary session she hosted at a philanthropy conference, Sharon Avery asked about 300 leaders of private Canadian foundations to raise their hands if their organizations considered gender equity in their granting or investing. Only three or four hands went up. It was one of several “aha” moments Avery…

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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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Policy Matters: Lisa Davey

Later this year, Canadians will vote in the 43rd federal election. Many non-profit organizations, networks, and coalitions see elections as a critical opportunity to raise relevant public policy issues. Recently, the rules for charities engaging in public policy have become a prominent source of debate and discussion in government and the sector. As we countdown…

Reparations and Reconciliation: Embracing Indigenous Social Innovation and Changing the Rules of Philanthropy

This is the ninth article in our series about social innovation. The series is published as a collaboration between The Philanthropist and McConnell Foundation.   I started thinking more critically about philanthropy’s potential as I prepared my keynote address for this year’s Canadian Environmental Grantmaker’s Network (CEGN) annual conference. The theme of my talk was…

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Policy Matters: Samantha Rogers

Later this year, Canadians will vote in the 43rd federal election. Many non-profit organizations, networks, and coalitions see elections as a critical opportunity to raise relevant public policy issues. Recently, the rules for charities engaging in public policy have become a prominent source of debate and discussion in government and the sector. As we countdown…

Réflexions sur 20 ans de travail à Fondations philanthropiques Canada

J’ai travaillé pendant près de 20 ans au Canada dans le domaine de la philanthropie organisée. En l’espace de deux décennies, nous avons mis sur pied Fondations philanthropiques Canada (FPC), une plateforme qui dessert maintenant plus de 130 membres. Notre objectif est d’inciter les bailleurs de fonds à travailler de façon efficace, notamment en générant un…