Canada won’t realize an equitable pandemic recovery without resilient social purpose organizations — and that means having business models and funding models fit for achieving a more inclusive and equitable future for our communities.
In 2021, Community Foundations of Canada (CFC) and United Way Centraide Canada (UWCC) partnered with Future of Good on the Transforming Funding Models Editorial Fellowship & Summit to cover just that. Gabe Oatley (they/them) was the 2021-22 editorial fellow. In that position, Gabe covered a growing push for foundations to “spend down,” a predicted wave of charitable mergers post-covid, the lack of diversity of foundation investment committees, and more.
Gabe’s stories were highly shared stories from Future of Good, and the Transforming Funding Models Summit was our highest-attended event to date. This signals both the importance of this topic to our member community and the social impact world at large, and the quality of journalism produced.
Future of Good is now excited to continue the momentum and renew the CFC/UWCC Transforming Funding Models Editorial Fellowship for 2022-23 with even more stories, events, and experiences. Gabe, having just completed the Master of Journalism program at Toronto Metropolitan University, joins us as a full-time editorial fellow to cover what’s next in reimagining philanthropy and building a relevant and resilient social impact world.
Gabe brings nearly a decade of experience in the social impact sector, having held roles with United Way Greater Toronto, the Province of Ontario, and the MaRS Discovery District. Their reporting has been published with CBC’s Fifth Estate, The National Observer, The Toronto Star, Huffington Post and elsewhere.
“We have a collective responsibility as foundations and charities to reimagine our funding models and build a future where everyone belongs. We are pleased to continue supporting the work of Gabe Oatley as the Transforming Funding Models Editorial Fellow at Future of Good in partnership with United Way Centraide Canada. Their thought-provoking journalism is generating much-needed discussion in philanthropy and bringing in voices historically excluded. Through these discussions, we can better adapt funding models to meet the moment and allow the philanthropic community to move forward together.” – Andrew Chunilall, CEO, Community Foundations of Canada
“As we address the disproportionate impacts of the pandemic and work to create a more inclusive and equitable future for our communities, we must transform how we support, fund and empower our essential community building organizations. United Way Centraide Canada is pleased to expand our partnership with Future of Good, Community Foundations of Canada and Editorial Fellow Gabe Oatley to catalyze these important conversations.” – Dan Clement, President and CEO, United Way Centraide Canada
Help us congratulate and welcome back Gabe to our editorial team!