Are there philanthropic ethics?

I last asked, “Will the West let Asia rise?”  I was playing off a comment from Hans Rosling’s TED presentation – and was applying a similar notion to philanthropy and social innovation. Writing for Alliance, Olga Alexeeva turned my thesis around in her article...

What will philanthropy look like in 2048?

Returning from two weeks in India – with my mind full of thoughts, I came across Hans Rosling’s video from Ted India.  I adore how excited Rosling is about statistics (b/c I’m not), and think GapMinder is quite clever (b/c helps people like me to “get it”)....
Giving Social Enterprise a Chance

Giving Social Enterprise a Chance

As a side project to my day job, I’ve been exploring the world of Canadian public policy.  Given the opportunity to participate in a very smart program for non-profits called the Max Bell Public Policy Institute – I’ve been opening my eyes ( & brain) to the...

"How can we help?"

I’m still mulling over my ‘helpful’ theme from my last blog post – we all (usually) have good intentions to be helpful.  In my last post, I was asking donors to be helpful – and after two philanthropic conference in one week, I am turning...

Don't beware, Be aware.

Greeting me this morning was a Twitter post from Imagine Canada – forwarding an article from the National Post titled, “Let the Donor Beware“.   Reading through the article, I quickly asked, “is this helpful?”   Life in the non-profit...

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