Thoroughly Modern Charities

August 14, 2017 From the President

What might that look like if Canadian charities and charitable funders were regulated as modern organizations. PFC President, Hilary Pearson contemplates such a world in her latest blog post and outlines the activities that are underway to bring it about.

Summer 2017: Time To Read!

July 4, 2017 From the President

As you head off for summer holidays, or simply clear your desks for a little catch up reading, PFC President Hilary Person offers some suggestions for summer reading on issues and topics in philanthropy.

Matching Our Dance Steps: Philanthropy and Government

June 7, 2017 From the President

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.

Rethinking Philanthropic Strategy: An Innovative Voice

May 3, 2017 From the President

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.

Uncertainty and Proximity: A Challenge for Philanthropy

April 11, 2017 From the President

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.