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How do NGOs get funding? What are the main trends in fundraising? Read Julie Rocheleau (drawing) and Sylvain Lefèvre‘s (research and scenario) comic strip, that summarises the street fundraising today. This document was published in Nouveau Projet 07 and was finalist for the 39th National Magazine Awards, category Words & Pictures. (In French only).

System Change Agents: New Article in The Philanthropist

What can we learn from foundations that are engaged in public policy? Read Peter R. Elson and Sara Hall‘s new article for The Philanthropist, that summarises the major findings of their new working paper System Change Agents: A profile of Public Policy-focuses grantmaking foundations.


Issues & Challenges in Philanthropy Friday, May 13th, 2016 UQAM, Montreal, QC Organised by LaboMTL members, Jean-Marc Fontan and Sylvain Lefèvre, both of the University of Quebec in Montreal (UQAM), this seminar is part of a broader strategy of knowledge mobilisation on work concerning Canadian and Québécois grantmaking foundations.  Entitled «Issues and Challenges in Philanthropy», there […]

LaboMTL Colloquium – ACFAS & Launch of the Proceedings of Institut Mallet’s 2015 Summit

Institut Mallet’s 2015 Summit on the Philanthropic culture brought together more than 400 leaders, practicioners, and researchers from the philanthropic ecosystem in Montreal last 10th and 11th of November 2015. Jean-Marc Fontan, Professor at UQAM and a LaboMTL member presented a session entitled «Resources and alternatives: New Collaborations». The launch of the 2015 Summit proceedings was on […]

The Influence of foundations on funding

Our LaboMTL member Annabelle Berthiaume talks about her Masters work on the influence of foundations on funding. Listen to the radio interview here (In French only).  She begins around 8m25s.

The More Politically Active Charity

Read an interview in Le Devoir (French Only) with one of our Project Managers, Jean-Marc Fontan, on his call for the liberalisation of political voices in charitable organisations and other philanthropic foundations in the country.

Our Lab in UQAM News

A Growing Phenomenon: A Research lab, co-managed by Jean-Marc Fontan, will analyse the social impact of philanthropic foundations. Read an interview with one of our Project Managers, Jean-Marc Fontan on the work of the laboratory in partnership with philanthropic partners.