FUNDHOLDER LEARNING: Learning Exchange 2023


Redefining Philanthropy, Together

Whether you are a long-standing fundholder or new to Toronto Foundation, we welcome you to participate in the Learning Exchange 2023, a continuous learning series that aims to guide your philanthropic journey. Over the course of the year, you’ll hear from experts who will share signals from the sector, insights from community leaders on the ground, and be invited to reflect on the collective and personal values that underpin impactful charitable giving.

Alicia Mathlin and Jarel Cockburn, Class of 2020 Cohort

At Toronto Foundation we believe in the power of philanthropy to make meaningful change for all. For us, this change is about contributing to a society where everyone belongs and has equal opportunity to thrive. These aren’t just buzz words. We try to model this in how we grant and in how we partner with community. We don’t have all the answers. But we know that they will come through the strength of our relationships. Philanthropy can be a powerful force for good but it can’t work in isolation.

The Learning Exchange 2023 brings donors together with community for on-going shared learning. We partner with community leaders to bring current thinking and practice to our events, research and giving tools.

Learning Objectives

Our fundholder events touch on a number of key learning objectives including:

Our Guiding Principles:

  • Combine new fresh content for existing fundholders with foundational learning sessions for new fundholders
  • Less instruction, more interaction and collaboration
  • Learning with and from other each other, not just from us
  • Prioritizing speakers from the community and those with lived expertise
  • Providing access to new spaces, places and ideas

For tips and reminders to support your ongoing learning, planning and action, read our full Philanthropic Checklist. 

For more information, contact:

Sarah Pendleton

Project Manager, Learning

416-921-2035 ext. 228


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