I was recently on a VITREO podcast entitled Episode 31: The Impact of the Community Foundation – How They Have Become Power Players in Philanthropy and What it Means for the Sector.  It dealt with community foundations, donor-advised funds and perpetual gifts.  There was lots of interesting perspectives and vigorous discussion between the 4 guests. 

Here is the description from VITREO:

Welcome to BrainTrust Philanthropy Powered by ViTreo! Bringing you free flowing conversations with top leaders in fundraising, philanthropy, and the nonprofit sector so that you can become a bolder leader, build better relationships, and raise more money.

In this episode, we spoke with Sharon Avery, President and CEO of the Toronto Foundation; Mark Blumberg, Partner at the law firm Blumberg Segal LLP; Martin Garber-Conrad, Chief Executive Officer of Edmonton Community Foundation; and Eva Friesen, President and CEO of The Calgary Foundation.

The Topic: The Impact of the Community Foundation – How They Have Become Power Players in Philanthropy and What it Means for the Sector

SOME OF WHAT YOU WILL HEAR:

The good, the bad, and in-between of donor advised funds

“If you’ve met one community foundation . . . then you’ve met one community foundation”

How to ensure your community foundation is “well endowed”

And much more! 

EPISODE 31 PANELISTS
Sharon Avery

President and CEO
Toronto Foundation
Toronto, Ontario

Mark Blumberg

Partner
Blumberg Segal LLP
Toronto, Ontario

Martin Garber-Conrad

Chief Executive Officer
Edmonton Community Foundation
Edmonton, Alberta

Eva Friesen

President and CEO
The Calgary Foundation
Calgary, Alberta