Book Review: L’émancipation des femmes à l’épreuve de la philanthropie

L’émancipation des femmes à l’épreuve de la philanthropie, by Corinne Belliard. Harmatthan. Paris, France, 2009. 258 pp. ISBN: 978-2296091993   Mon ouvrage a contribué à illustrer le fait que les femmes ne peuvent accéder à une véritable émancipation qu’à partir de la conquête de leur droit et non en s’accoutrant des frusques que leur tendent…

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Virus That “Knows No Borders” Sees Canadian Aid Groups Responding Both Locally and Globally as Financial and Humanitarian Pressures Mount

Canadian non-profit staff who work with vulnerable communities around the world are urging the federal government to maintain international development and humanitarian aid and establish a stabilization fund to help them remain afloat during the crisis. Aid groups say Ottawa’s commitment to international aid is also the right thing to do in response to a…

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Des groupes d’aide canadiens interviennent au pays et à l’étranger alors que s’intensifient les pressions financières et humanitaires liées au virus qui « ne connaît pas de frontières »

Le personnel des OSBL canadiens œuvrant à travers le monde auprès des communautés vulnérables presse le gouvernement fédéral de maintenir l’aide internationale humanitaire et au développement, et d’instaurer un fonds de stabilisation pour que ces OSBL puissent traverser la crise. Des groupes d’aide soutiennent que l’engagement d’Ottawa envers l’aide internationale est un devoir face à…

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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…