Never Underestimate the Power of a Network

by Yvonne L. Moore. Principal Philanthropic Advisor of Moore Philanthropy. No successful movement has ever come about without the power of a great network. And when I use the word great I do not mean large in numbers. The origins of a great network usually come about because of a shared vision for a better life, the…

Rethinking the role of institutions

By Javier García Moritán If we agree that a natural person finds their realization by putting their gifts to service –that is, not when they accumulate or hoard for themselves, but when they seek community with others–why is it strange for us to ask the same of a juridical person? It is undeniable that juridical…

Lessons for fellow philanthropists

“We were willing to admit what we did not know, and were open to learning and experimenting along the way.” By Vidya Shah It has been ten years since we, at EdelGive, set out on our philanthropic journey. Needless to say, we did not do it alone. Our nonprofit partners, funding partners, and colleagues at Edelweiss, all played…

The role of philanthropy for the SDGs is not what you expect

By: Benjamin Bellegy, Executive Director, Worldwide Initiatives for Grantmaker Support (WINGS); Michael Mapstone, Director of International, Charities Aid Foundation (CAF); and Lorenzo Pavone, Deputy Head of Networks, Partnerships and Gender Unit, OECD Development Centre What will philanthropy do to get the world closer to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030? Recent OECD estimates show that…

A warm welcome to our new Board Directors!

Andrew Chunilall Andrew joined Community Foundations Canada in 2013 and became CEO in 2017, following a six-year tenure as Vice-President of Finance for the London Community Foundation and his long-standing service as a finance and regulatory expert for Canada’s philanthropic milieu. Now at the head of the community foundation movement, Andrew is working closely with the Community Foundations…