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Can foundations be good dance partners for government and vice-versa? Hilary Pearson outlines the ups and down of partnerships between philanthropy and government and highlights some leassons learned.
Hilary Pearson outlines the main points of her discussion with unconventional thinker and President of the Heron Foundation, Clara Miller and her view that foundations need to boldly redefine themselves as providers of capital for public benefit as opposed to grantmakers.
PFC President, Hilary Pearson, summarizes the inspiring opening remarks by Grant Oliphant, CEO of the Heinz Endowments in Pittsburgh at the Center for Effective Philanthropy (CEP) conference in Boston.
Philanthropy Blog Archive
From the President 2017
Guest Posts 2016
From the President 2016
December 7, 2016
Looking Back, Looking Forward
November 8, 2016
The Room Where It Happened
September 27, 2016
An Agenda for Canadian Philanthropy
September 7, 2016
Reflections on “More Than Money” Grantmaking
July 7, 2016
Effective Conversations….Effective Philanthropy?
June 13, 2016
First You Build Your Scaffold…
May 12, 2016
New Thinking About Philanthropy and Inequality
April 7, 2016
Are Foundations Forever?
February 29, 2016
Opening a Window on Canadian Philanthropy – Part 2
February 8, 2016
Opening a Window on Canadian Philanthropy
January 5, 2016
Hopes (Not Predictions) for 2016
From the President 2015
December 8, 2015
Creating A Civic Infrastructure?
November 18, 2015
Public and Private: Building A Bridge?
October 6, 2015
Advocacy: An Underestimated Tool?
September 8, 2015
A Case for Voice: Foundations on the Stage
July 8, 2015
Summer 2015 Reading for Philanthropists
June 7, 2015
What Is Philanthropy For?
May 12, 2015
Impact Investing: Where’s the Accelerator?
April 13, 2015
Cities: A Role for Philanthropy?
March 11, 2015
The Trick of Balance
February 16, 2015
Thoughts on A Sector in the Fog
January 8, 2015
Looking Back, Looking Forward in 2015
From the President 2014 and earlier
December 7, 2014
What Does it Take for a Community To Be Strong?
November 10, 2014
Reflections on the 2014 PFC Conference: Talking and Working Together
September 29, 2014
Thoughts About Data, Strategy and Accountability in Philanthropy
September 4, 2014
Canadian Foundations: Seeing Patterns in the Evidence
July 14, 2014
Collective Impact: A Road Not Taken (Yet)
June 11, 2014
The Canadian Landscape for Social Investing
June 6, 2014
Philanthropy in a Complex World
Apr 10, 2014
Thinking About The Numbers in Philanthropy
Mar 10, 2014
Transparency: Hurting or Helping Foundations?
Jan 6, 2014
How Do We Know If We Are Effective?
Nov 19, 2013
The Path Ahead for Organized Philanthropy?
Nov 12, 2013
Reflections on Making Social Change in Calgary
Nov 12, 2013
Talking About Charities