This issue contains a bouquet of discussions and perspectives on the topic of collaborative philanthropy, a multi-faceted concept that includes collaboration across philanthropic organizations (both giving and receiving) and between these organizations and others with an interest in philanthropic activities and outcomes, including post-secondary institutions. As the curator of this issue, the Philab Atlantic Hub contributes a piece which documents the role of research in building a collaborative network which aspires to understand and promote philanthropic collaboration in Atlantic Canada. We’ve also had the opportunity to connect with an International partner, Wings, to learn how stakeholders in a Brazilian context have come to define collaborative philanthropy.
The subject of collaboration is not new to Philab so we also cast our gaze back into some informative pieces about the nuances of philanthropic collaboration in the Canadian context. Perhaps most evocative of these are developments surrounding The Right Relations collaborative, which asks funders to define their ‘money story’ and to lay claim to the ways in which philanthropy as a sector has had a role in upholding white supremacy. The Right Relations collaborative has a vision that does away with colonial grantmaking practices and seeks to create an equitable balance of power in funding relationships with Indigenous leaders “setting the table for respectful engagement”. The Right Relations Collaborative provides insight into the language and understanding we need to speak to the main barriers to system changing collaboration amongst the different sectors of society that are referred to by some degree in all of the contributions included below.
As is often the case, these authors provide us with important insights but also raise questions for further consideration. What can we learn about the concept of philanthropy by increasing our understanding of how the different sectors in society collaborate, for example? This compilation helps to define different pieces of the diverse landscape of collaborative philanthropy. We hope it helps both researchers and practitioners see themselves within that landscape. This self-reflection can guide understanding to further define transformative future visions and values within this space.
- Understanding and Supporting Collaborative Philanthropy in Atlantic Canada, by Emily Doyle, Brady Reid and Kelly Vodden, Supervisor and Coordinator of the Atlantic Hub
- Collaboration: from a challenge of our times to a philanthropic practice, by Erika Sanchez Saez, Guest writer
Book Chapter: Centraide’s Collective Impact Project: Poverty reduction in Montréal, by Nancy Pole & Myriam Bérubé, published in Philanthropic Foundations in Canada
- Internship-based Collaborative Applied Research Model: Linking academic research projects, rural NGOs, sustainability, philanthropy, and funding, by Dr. Adela Tesarek Kincaid, Hannah J. Dueck & Leeza Perehudoff, Western Hub
- Le Consortium 1515: Promouvoir la collaboration entre acteurs philanthropiques, by Xavier Debendere MacNaughton, President of Consortium 1515
- The T3010 Users Research Group: Ten years of experience in collaboration on data, by François Brouard, Ontario Hub
- Le Bâtiment 7, les fondations philanthropiques et les universités. Histoire d’une mise en commun, by Sylvain A. Lefèvre & David Grant-Poitras, Quebec Hub
- Vidéo: Augmenter la collaboration des fondations subventionnaires dans le secteur des personnes âgées, by the Mirella & Lino Saputo Foundation
- Research Paper: Ainés et philanthropie : Augmenter la collaboration des fondations subventionnaires dans le secteur des personnes âgées, des pistes de solutions., by the Mirella & Lino Saputo Foundation
February 2022 Newsletter : Philanthropy & Collaboration
- Special Edition: Philanthropy & Collaboration
- PhiLab Podcast: Ep. 8 – La collaboration philanthropique dans un monde en évolution
- Next edition: March 2022 – Philanthropy & Perpetuity
- Featured Philanthropic Profile
- Featured Alliance Article