While every day we get bombarded by the negative consequences of the economic downturn, crime and the lack of affordable housing, The Centre on Philanthropy stays focused on the positive ways we as an organisation can create positive change in our community.
 

Through our own work and the support we provide to our members – we do not shy away from change but embrace it and look for ways to enable individuals, nonprofits, companies, and government to have a positive impact on the community and then to provide them with tools and resources to achieve that change.   Each one of us can give in so many ways.  Gifts can come from one person or groups small or large.  Trust, collaborative spirit and a passion for our community – all ingredients for success.  And Bermudians have proven over and over again that when faced with difficult times we can overcome, survive and even thrive. 

Anne Frank said ‘How wonderful it is that nobody needs to wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.’

In the Third Sector, nonprofits and donors are working to improve performance, to execute with excellence, to focus on marrying existing best practices with emerging ‘next practices’.  This is changing how nonprofits govern their organisations, build capacity, fundraise, and deliver services; how donors, both corporate and individuals, strategically support social causes and provide resources and opportunities to charitable organisations.  The opportunity to improve the charitable sector, to create a more educated, resilient and sustainable sector and to encourage collaboration and involvement. 

This year The Centre on Philanthropy celebrates its 20th anniversary.  For 20 years the staff and board members of The Centre have worked to create a more efficient and effective charitable sector.  The organisation has evolved over the years, changing to meet community needs and developing programmes and services to meet the demand of our stakeholders.   

In the Third Sector, nonprofits and donors are working to improve performance, to execute with excellence, to focus on marrying existing best practices with emerging ‘next practices’.  This is changing how nonprofits govern their organisations, build capacity, fundraise, and deliver services; how donors, both corporate and individuals, strategically support social causes and provide resources and opportunities to charitable organisations.  The opportunity to improve the charitable sector, to create a more educated, resilient and sustainable sector and to encourage collaboration and involvement.

 

If you want to change the world, be that change. – Mohandas Gandhi

 

We control our destiny and the future of our world.  We invite you and encourage others to be a part of this movement, to embrace the opportunities that change provides, to see the possibilities that change makes available and to identify how we, individually and collectively can change our world.