(April 22, 2020) Executive Director of Arts NL, formerly the Newfoundland and Labrador Arts Council, Reg Winsor talks to editor in chief Gail Picco about arts and in culture in Newfoundland and Labrador, and the impact of the pandemic.Five weeks ago, public health requirements brought the work of artists and arts organizations to a screeching halt. Performances were cancelled, … [Read more...] about Reg Winsor, NL arts chief : ‘Art is vital to the economy’
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(April 29, 2020) Hilary Pearson has been involved in the Canadian philanthropy sector for three decades. She spent almost 20 years as the CEO of Philanthropic Foundations Canada, a member organization of Canadian grant makers. She’s been on the board of Imagine Canada, the Stratford Shakespeare Festival of Canada, CARE Canada and Indspire. From 2012 to 2015, she … [Read more...] about Hilary Pearson: ‘I’ve seen both good and bad. I think the sector is uniquely vulnerable to a crisis such as COVID 19’
(July 6, 2020) In what's become the latest charity controversy, nine days after the federal government announced a plan to partner with charity to put up to 5,000 dollars into the pockets of 20,000 students, the partnership is dead in the water. And we're left wondering who benefitted from that particular skirmish, and what it says about charity in our time. At issue … [Read more...] about Charity Controversy: A week of WE. Now what?
(February 2, 2021) For the past ten months, the debate about fundraising during a pandemic has focused on duelling ideas that fundraising would become so difficult some charities would perish versus the notion that the pandemic would unleash an outpouring of unparalleled generosity. The discussion has played out in the mainstream media, on Twitter and in Zoom … [Read more...] about Fundraising during a pandemic: Boom or bust?
(February 17, 2021) Canada’s most organized and vocal campaign to increase the disbursement quota (DQ) for public and private foundations is gathering steam. Well-known names in the sector are among the initiative’s most passionate advocates. The effort, dubbed the Increasing the Grants campaign, is calling on the Finance Minister to “significantly increase” … [Read more...] about Calls to increase the disbursement quota growing louder: ‘Foundations are hoarding wealth’