Mr. Bromley was given the Community Leadershp Award by the Canadian Advanced Technology Alliance (CATAAlliance), an honour recognizing the executive leadership of an individual who has had a major impact on the creation, success and transformation of their enterprise and industry, and is representative of Canada’s next generation of high-tech business leaders.
In Mr. Bromley’s case, his unique background in charity entrepreneurship has led him to found multiple philanthropic ventures, advise on and architect hundreds of charitable projects, and help facilitate more than $1 billion in charitable giving over the course of his accomplished career.
About John Bromley
I facilitate benevolence. I provide strategic advice about financing and organizational structure to local, national and international charities, foundations, non-profits, private and public companies. I also develop web-based, software platforms that encourage mass awareness of and participation in the benevolent sector, namely Chimp and Peer Giving.
I’ve always been around charity in one way or another, mostly because of my dad, Blake Bromley, who’s one of the world’s leading charity lawyers. So after university and a few years working in corporate finance at RBC Capital Markets and PricewaterhouseCoopers, I joined Blake, and we started Benefic Group to fill the void in specialized expertise in charity law, strategy and policy in Canada. Benefic has worked with hundreds of local and international donors, charities, foundations, governments, non-profits and for-profits to provide strategic and legal advice, and arrange several billion dollars in giving.
In recent years, I’ve shifted my focus to how we use technology, social media and internet culture to improve charity. In how the internet is starting to change the way people interact with, transact with and learn about charity. And in working to shape charity’s entry into online culture, so that technology improves, and doesn’t harm charity by increasing public access and decreasing charity’s costs.
The Canadian Advanced Technology Alliance (CATAAlliance), Canada’s One Voice for Innovation Lobby Group and ‘political party’ for Canada’s tech industry, crowdsources ideas and guidance from thousands of opt in members in moderated social networks in Canada and key global markets. Supported by evidence-based research, CATAAlliance then mobilizes the community behind public policy recommendations designed to boost Canada’s innovation and competitiveness success.