PFC is a member association of Canadian grantmakers, including private and public foundations, charities and corporations.
Good news for foundations in the 2015 federal budget
PFC welcomes the federal budget announcement by the Minister of Finance that charities will now be allowed to invest in limited partnerships. This change will enable foundations and other charities to diversify their portfolio risk and optimize their returns for the benefit of the community.
April 29, 2015, 1:00 – 2:30pm ET
Webinar: Digital Data: The Possibilities for Philanthropic Collaboration
What’s Happening in Philanthropy
The work of nonprofit boards can be demanding. Volunteer board members are asked to review, comment, and vote upon pages and pages of information. What’s the best way for staff members to compile and share this information with them, and for board directors to make use of it?
The achievement of funder goals is dependent on the performance of the grantees that they fund. This seems obvious and most foundations and grantees agree that performance is an important area to understand and measure, regardless of the specific area of work.
Srik Gopal, a consultant at FSG, writes in the Stanford Social Innovation Review that “a traditional approach to evaluation—assessing specific effects of a defined program according to a set of pre-determined outcomes, often in a way that connects those outcomes back to the initiative—is increasingly falling short.