Funding Advocacy: A Bigger Payback for Philanthropic Investment?

September 16, 2013 Newsletter September 2013, Philanthropy

A relatively small number of funders in Canada consider devoting their philanthropic dollars to supporting the efforts of their grantees to change public policy …

Building Relationships To Solve Problems

September 16, 2013 Newsletter September 2013, Philanthropy

In the ongoing discussion of how and when to collaborate for greater impact, funders don’t often hear about the role they can play in developing personal relationships as a way of increasing the success rate of a collaborative effort to make change.

Mental Health Strategies

July 23, 2013 Philanthropy

Funders focusing on mental health and wellness will be interested in a new report on public funder strategies for promoting mental health …

Learning Philanthropy Online

July 23, 2013 Philanthropy

In a fascinating demonstration of using technology to promote better giving, Doris Buffett, the 85-year old sister of Warren Buffet, is sponsoring the first free massive open online course (MOOC) in philanthropy.

On Funding Trends in the USA

July 23, 2013 Philanthropy

Giving by foundations increased by an estimated 4.4% to $45.7 billion (US) in 2012 according to Giving USA 2013, the annual report on philanthropy for the year 2012 …