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Raising Philanthropy's Voice

PFC President, Hilary Pearson, shares how, in these times, philanthropists are both compelled by moral values and enabled by financial resources to raise our voices more loudly in support of peace and social trust.

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Raising Philanthropy’s Voice

PFC President, Hilary Pearson, shares how, in these times, philanthropists are both compelled by moral values and enabled by financial resources to raise our voices more loudly in support of peace and social trust.

February 28, 20170

The Two-Way Street

Listening is a two way street. How does philanthropy ensure we are listening to the voices of various communities and asking the right questions to achieve impact with our funding programs?

February 9, 20171

What’s Trending in Canadian Philanthropy?

PFC President, Hilary Pearson, compares five U.S. philanthropic trends to trends we might see in Canada and a few that we don’t (yet).

January 10, 20170

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Small Foundations, Outsized Impact

Can small foundations create outsized impact? What practices, structures or approaches can help these foundations to extend their reach and even promote system-level changes?

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Partnering with Indigenous Communities: A Challenge for Canadian Grantmakers

Recent media reports and activist campaigns are bringing renewed attention to the challenges facing First Nations, Métis and Inuit (together known as Aboriginal peoples) communities in Canada. Canadian grantmaking to Aboriginal beneficiaries and causes, however, remains quite low.

July 6, 20160

Shall We Dance: Government and Philanthropy

Germany is experiencing a surge in government initiatives geared towards philanthropy. Germany has always experienced some kind of collaboration between the state and its philanthropic players. What is new is the planned approach to developing (long-term) relationships with foundations and an invitation to “dance”. Perhaps there are some insights we can borrow for working with the Canadian government.

May 31, 20160

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