Wednesday, March 04, 2015

The Philanthropist launches a new look & a new digital platform

The Philanthropist has launched a new look and digital platform which should go a long way towards expanding its audience in the not-for-profit and charitable sector. 

The quarterly has been published since 1972, first as a printed traditional journal with a few hundred paid subscribers. Then, in 2010 it was converted to a wholly online open access publication hosted by Simon Fraser University. This week it has been relaunched as a standalone website (again, free) with a goal of extending its reach and positioning and to taking best advantage of web technology. [Disclosure: I was an advisor on the conversion and the current redesign.]

It specializes in legal, tax, operational, and governance matters that affect Canada’s charitable and non-profit sector and focusses on specific issues and challenges faced by the sector. The journal has three editors: Malcolm Burrows, Gordon Floyd and Susan Manwaring.

The new site was designed by Jessica Duffin Wolfe, who is also the editor and founder of The Toronto Review of Books. She made the new site responsive to all devices, integrated with social media, allowed for moderated comments, accessible PDF versions of prior content and current articles, and easy access to a formidable issue archive of over 700 articles. 



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