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.

Raising Philanthropy’s Voice

February 28, 2017 From the President

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.

The Two-Way Street

February 9, 2017 From the President

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?

What’s Trending in Canadian Philanthropy?

January 10, 2017 From the President

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).