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  • Type: Press release
  • Date: 8/2/2012

Helping Canadian not-for-profits where they need it most 

KPMG joins LIFT to strengthen communities from the ground up


Toronto, August 2, 2012 - LIFT Philanthropy Partners (LIFT) and KPMG LLP (KPMG) today announced their partnership to make Canadian not-for-profit organizations more sustainable and effective in delivering social impact, improving the health and productivity of Canadians and their communities.


"KPMG is proud to partner with LIFT Philanthropy Partners," said Tania Carnegie, Executive Director, Community Leadership, KPMG LLP. "We're pleased to offer our professional experience to help drive social change and positively transform our communities."


KPMG's national Community Leader strategy is a cornerstone of our business strategy; building relationships is at its core. LIFT's focus on venture philanthropy is in line with KPMG's approach and commitment to sustainability and affecting social change in the communities we operate in.


"LIFT is pleased to recognize KPMG as the first member of our pro bono partner network and we look forward to accessing their experience to improve the operations of our not-for-profit partners," said Bruce Dewar, Chief Executive Officer, LIFT. "The talents and capabilities that KPMG brings will strengthen our ability to support Canadian not-for-profit organizations where they need it most."


What is LIFT?


LIFT Philanthropy Partners works with not-for-profit organizations to make them sustainable and more effective at delivering measurable social impact in Canada, improving their operations and impact.


LIFT uses a venture philanthropy approach where it works with a not-for-profit organization for up to three years to develop and implement a strategic LIFT plan that focuses on increasing accountability, establishing performance metrics, and improving capacity to deliver social impact.


To learn more about LIFT's unique approach to venture philanthropy, watch what they do, here.


How to get involved


Follow @KPMG_Canada and @liftpartners for updates on this partnership.


To learn more about LIFT:


About LIFT


LIFT evolved from 2010 Legacies Now, a not-for-profit organization that leveraged the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games to create social and economic benefits for BC communities. LIFT developed its venture philanthropy approach, which is based on proven social investment models worldwide, as a legacy of its Games-related work. LIFT is the first organization in Canada dedicated to using venture philanthropy to improve the effectiveness of not-for-profit organizations, so they can positively influence the health and productivity of Canadians and their communities.


About KPMG


KPMG LLP, an Audit, Tax and Advisory firm (kpmg.ca) and a Canadian limited liability partnership established under the laws of Ontario, is the Canadian member firm of KPMG International Cooperative ("KPMG International"). KPMG member firms around the world have 145,000 professionals, in 152 countries.


The independent member firms of the KPMG network are affiliated with KPMG International, a Swiss entity. Each KPMG firm is a legally distinct and separate entity, and describes itself as such.


For more information, contact:

LIFT Philanthropy Partners
Nicole Mezzarobba
Manager, Communications
(778) 840-1814
nmezzarobba@liftpartners.ca
KPMG LLP
Michael Bodsworth
Manager, Media Relations
(416) 777-3407
mbodsworth@kpmg.ca

 

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