October 20, 2019
Private Philanthropy and Public Legitimacy

What makes a private foundation “legitimate”? And what role does public scrutiny play in answering this question? My reflection was piqued by two recent thought pieces on private philanthropy and public legitimacy.

September 22, 2019
Yes You (Foundations) Can!....Make Better Public Policy

It’s federal election season in Canada.  Surely a time to consider public policy and its importance to the work of philanthropy. But public policy decisions and programs can have a profound impact on philanthropic goals. The decisions made by policy makers matter very much if you are designing any philanthropic strategy. Think of reducing poverty, […]