Conference

PFC Conference: The Possibilities and Pitfalls of Evidence Based Philanthropy

Many foundations today are looking to make better use of evidence to be more effective in their work. While few would argue with using sound evidence, surprisingly little can be said about what constitutes “sound” evidence or relevant and actionable data. This plenary examines the possibilities and pitfalls of philanthropic practice based on evidence.

Many foundations today are looking to make better use of evidence to be more effective in their work. While few would argue with using sound evidence, surprisingly little can be said about what constitutes “sound” evidence or relevant and actionable data. This plenary examines the possibilities and pitfalls of philanthropic practice based on evidence.

Moderator: Laura Manning, Executive Director, Lyle S. Hallman Foundation
Speakers:
Katherine Bambrick, Chief Executive Officer, Ontario Trillium Foundation
Caroline Fiennes, UK Founder, Giving Evidence
Dr. Janet Smylie, Professor, University of Toronto