4 Critical Changes Foundations Must Make To Thrive

The Times They Are A-Changin’

Why It Matters

To meet today’s challenges, philanthropic foundations need to fundamentally change how they work. We spoke to foundation leaders to find out exactly how to make that change happen, by promoting diversity, being more transparent, and more. This article is crafted in partnership with Philanthropic Foundations Canada (PFC).

In recent years, foundations in Canada have been forced to reconsider their approach to social impact. From the global climate crisis to reconciliation with Indigenous peoples within Canada, foundations are realizing that traditional, transactional ways of working are simply not going to cut it. 

Cross-sector collaboration is becoming more and more important, which is why it was the theme of last month’s Philanthropic Foundations Canada Symposium in Calgary, hosted by Philanthropic Foundations Canada (PFC); a membership association for Canadian Foundations. Working across organizations and sectors offers


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