Sam Watts

Homelessness – there are solutions

Think Philanthropically I work with people who serve people experiencing homelessness. In the past couple of years, hundreds of articles and opinion pieces have been written about this issue. Many of these art...
Sam Watts

When can individual donors make a huge difference?

Think Philanthropically In last month’s column we examined a few reason why a donor might say “no” to a funding request. In this month’s column we will examine some things an individual donor can do in order ...
Sam Watts

Let’s bust some non-profit myths

Think Philanthropically There are a variety of misconceptions and misunderstandings about non-profit organizations.  When they are repeated often they can feel like the truth. For example, one of the prevaili...
Not Black and White

Not Black and White

What We Choose To Remember Prior to living in Quebec I was not conscious of systemic discrimination. At high school there were jocks, motor-heads, hipsters and book-worms who formed distinct tribes but we eac...