Joyeuses Fêtes et bonne année!

After a very busy year 2020, it is good to take a well-deserved break to virtually meet up with our loved ones and family. We are almost halfway through this great partnership adventure and already the impact of our collective work is being felt. Certainly, the pandemic has consumed our energies, but it has also […]

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Philanthropy, Climate Change and the Environment

Philanthropic behavior is far reaching and exists on many levels to help others, from a small community coming together and raising money for a sick neighbor to a multinational corporation donating millions of dollars to a charity that aligns with their values. The question often remains: What motivates these individuals or entities to participate in […]

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October 2020 – The Invisible Causes of Philanthropy

This special edition, led by PhiLab’s Quebec Hub, looks into some of these ‘invisible causes’. We hope to start a discussion on how philanthropy can shed light onto those causes kept in the shadows.

Philanthropy and Social Innovation

Special Edition: Philanthropy and Social Innovation

Social innovation refers to new ways of combining ideas, generating projects, or configuring interventions or services when responding to social needs that have been left unanswered. This new approach takes on a transformative social dimension in that its novelty is based on social components able to influence and transform institutions. Social innovation plays an important […]

Travaux des étudiantes au certificat en gestion philanthropique

PhiLab Québec travaille en étroite collaboration avec la Faculté d’éducation permanente (FEP) de l’Université de Montréal et en particulier avec le certificat en gestion philanthropique dirigé par Caroline Bergeron. Dans le cadre de ce programme, une activité d’intégration, à comprendre comme une courte étude sur le terrain, est à effectuer pour l’obtention du diplôme. Cette […]

Philanthropy and Sustainable Development Goals

Philanthropy and the Sustainable Development Goals

The United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals strive for global wellbeing through multi-level action. Each of these objectives presents significant challenges, such as poverty, hunger, education, health, social inequalities, employment and the environment. We must aim for a collaborative approach. This newsletter presents certain aspects of sustainable development. Philanthropic action, through its many partnerships with communities, […]

Philanthropy and COVID-19

Philanthropy and COVID-19

How is the philanthropic sector fairing during the COVID-19 pandemic? What obstacles are grantmaking foundations facing and what steps are they taking to overcome them? Below are some of the most recent stories about philanthropy and COVID-19, from our partners and the broader philanthropic sector, including the latest initiatives taken to combat the current crisis: […]

The PhiLanthropic Year – COVID-19 Special Edition

    The PhiLanthropic Year COVID-19 Special Edition The PhiLanthropic Year is a journal that specializes in the transmission of scientific and professional knowledge within the philanthropic sector, and more specifically, grantmaking philanthropy. The journal meets the need of rendering available, in French and English, knowledge mainly produced by or highlighted by the scientific activities […]

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Philanthropy and COVID-19

With COVID-19, there’s a before and after Who hasn’t thrown stones into a stream to see the waves it causes and their intertwingling? The COVID-19 global pandemic is a huge rock that creates a multitude of intertwined waves.  Few events have the power to generate an impact of this magnitude. It affects everyone, all organizations […]

Evaluating Philanthropy

Evaluating Philanthropy

“I want to make a difference”. This simple statement can easily sum up the motivation of both philanthropic professionals and donors. However, concretely, what does this mean? How can we know if being involved really changes things? When we take a closer look at philanthropic actions, we quickly realize the complexity in measuring its impact. […]