Hilary Pearson, President of PFC, writes periodically about what’s happening in Canadian philanthropy. Visit the blog and get caught up.
April 11, 2017
Uncertainty and Proximity: A Challenge for Philanthropy
February 28, 2017
Raising Philanthropy’s Voice
February 9 , 2017
The Two-Way Street
Upcoming Events Calendar
May 23rd, 2017, 1:00 – 2:15pm
Webinar: The U.N. Sustainable Development Goals: Priming the Pump for Philanthropy Here at Home
June 1st, 2017, 1:00-2:15 pm
Webinar: Funder’s Guide to working with Government
June 14th, 2017, 12:15-1:15 pm
PFC Annual General Meeting – Toronto
PFC In Action
NEW: What Are the SDGs and Why They Matter
ANNOUNCEMENT: Introducing First Philanthropy Fellow in Canada
NEW: The annual snapshot of Canadian Grantmaking Foundations
NEW REPORT: Small Foundations, Outsized Impact
What’s Happening in Philanthropy
Launching family foundations is often the expression of donors’ desires to establish a lasting legacy and instill in future generations the importance of giving. Read the history of the Rockefeller Brothers Fund in this new post in the NCFP series.
This CEP publication highlights governance practices and structures that these family foundations have created to maintain family involvement; select, orient, and engage family members across generations; and keep the board and foundation focused on impact.
Across foundations, perpetuity is still seen to be the default, and there is considerable uncertainty about the practice of spending down. The Center for Effective Philanthropy (CEP) decided to interview leaders of 11 limited life foundations to learn more about their decision and journey towards spending down and published the results in this report.
From where do you get the information you need as a funder to improve or change your practices? Not surprisingly, most often it is from a peer or colleague.