REPORT: A Date Certain: Lessons from Limited Life Foundations

April 11, 2017 Philanthropy

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.

Center for Effective Philanthropy Conference 2017

April 11, 2017 Philanthropy

The CEP conference featured discussions on the reconsideration of where foundations can do their most effective work given the current political context.

Report: Peer To Peer: At The Heart of Influencing More Effective Philanthropy

March 14, 2017 Philanthropy

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.

REPORT: Infrastructure in Focus: A New Global Picture of Organizations Serving Philanthropy

March 14, 2017 Philanthropy

Released at the WINGS Global Forum in Mexico City in 2017, the report shows how philanthropy infrastructure is growing and strengthening worldwide.

An industrial strategy for philanthropy

March 14, 2017 Philanthropy

An industrial strategy for philanthropy could help strengthen the environment for individual charitable organizations by enhancing shared knowledge, the ability to speak with a collective voice and the level of collaborative activity. Would such a strategy work for Canada?