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Foundations were required to give way more than they do now. Why did that change?

Why It Matters

The Give5 movement and others in the philanthropic sector are calling on foundations to majorly up their disbursement — which could unlock hundreds of millions of dollars for charities. But years ago, what Give5 is calling for was the legally mandated minimum. Why did it change? There’s a long history behind the disbursement rules, and big questions about whether they’re still relevant today.

Non-profit fundraising is uncertain in the face of COVID-19. These tips will keep you on track.

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In the midst of a lot of uncertainty in the non-profit world, dig into these practical insights from a leader in fundraising — Nejeed Kassam, founder of fast-growing fundraising platform Keela. If you’re looking to up your fundraising game in the coming weeks and months, these tips will be helpful.

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Is the internet a public resource worth protecting for the next generation?

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There’s a lot of talk, about protecting resources like water, forests, and languages for future generations. Is the internet worth protecting in the same way? Future of Good publisher Vinod Rajasekaran sits down with Mark Surman, executive director of Mozilla to talk about what a web worth protecting looks like, and how it needs to change to get there. Part of Future of Good’s Tech and Philanthropy series.

How We Do It: The Seemingly Impossible Challenge of Building Software as a Charity

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More than 20,000 charities in Canada rely on the technology CanadaHelps has created. But building software is expensive, and difficult to do on the budget available to a charitable organization. How do they do it?

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Here's how 3 Canadian tech companies are reinventing philanthropy

Why It Matters

The tech sector is one of the biggest drivers of new wealth in Canada. In this Member Exclusive series, we continue to unpack how tech companies are creating new types of structures to give back, beyond conventional foundations and programs — and why this trend is essential to understand to take advantage of an emerging tech philanthropy landscape.

Are Tech Philanthropists Leaving Out Local?

Why It Matters

In this series, we unpack why tech philanthropists may favour backing ambitious, large-scale global issues as opposed to supporting local community issues — and why this trend is essential to understand when examining the new philanthropic landscape.