Canada Charities

6 Trends Disrupting the Charitable Sector Now

Marina Glogovac | Posted 08.18.2015 | Canada Business
Marina Glogovac

Ongoing disruption is the new normal for industries, but when it comes to charities there is a unique complexity not present in many other sectors -- mostly in diversity of causes, operating models, stakeholders and the disconnect between people who pay for services and beneficiaries of services.

The "Next Gen" Way of Giving Back to the Community

Danisha Bhaloo | Posted 06.29.2015 | Canada Impact
Danisha Bhaloo

As a professional fundraiser in my community, the number one challenge, and opportunity, is how to engage this new group of donors and volunteers to help support the hundreds of charitable organizations in our community.

5 Things Non-Profit Leaders Can Learn From Google

Saeed Selvam | Posted 06.09.2015 | Canada Business
Saeed Selvam

After working with multiple non-profits and private sector companies to solve fundraising challenges, I've learned that a little innovation can do wonders. So who better to look to than one of the most valuable and creative companies on the planet, Google.

Canada's Charitable Law Urgently Needs Reforming

DeSmog Canada | Posted 05.25.2015 | Canada Politics
DeSmog Canada

A report released today by the University of Victoria's Environmental Law Centre calls for sweeping reform of Canadian charitable law in line with other jurisdictions such as the U.S., Australia, New Zealand and England. Current rules around "political activity" are confusing and create an "intolerable state of uncertainty," the report says.

A Generous Donation Makes Charities Think Harder About Cooperation

Craig and Marc Kielburger | Posted 05.06.2015 | Canada Impact
Craig and Marc Kielburger

When Canadian music industry mogul Gary Slaight announced his foundation was giving a $7 million donation to seven non-profit organizations, he didn't just hand over a cheque. He presented a vision. Slaight wants non-profits to come out of their silos and change the world with cooperation.

18 National Charities Speak Out Against CRA 'Chill'

CP | Stephanie Levitz, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.04.2015 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - As the country prepares for the next federal election, 18 national charities are seeking clearer rules about how much of a role their sector ...

Audiences Shouldn't Have to Put Up With Politicians 'Bringing Greetings'

Bob Ramsay | Posted 04.07.2015 | Canada Politics
Bob Ramsay

I recently paid $50 to attend a preview screening of the movie, Still Alice. The film was to start at 7 p.m. But it began 40 minutes late. Not only did executives of each of the sponsors insist on their (equal) time at the podium, but, much like victims of an interminable home invasion, the 500 of us in the audience had to endure "greetings" from three different politicians. Why do we put up with this?

12 Quotes That Will Inspire You To Give

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 09.05.2014 | Canada Impact

We all know the importance of giving, but a gentle reminder once in a while doesn't hurt. In 2012, the United Nations declared the International D...

Why We Should Measure Success by Social Good

Joseph Ottorino | Posted 10.01.2014 | Canada Living
Joseph Ottorino

Your brand has an audience you've worked hard to cultivate, but part of that includes those who are the most connected to your company: your employees. They're already working together to achieve your businesses goals and are passionate about the company succeeding. You should look to find ways to give your team a chance to become involved in something bigger.

Why The CRA Is No Longer An Effective Instrument of Public Policy

Edward Jackson | Posted 09.24.2014 | Canada Business
Edward Jackson

with the activities of its charities section having been so thoroughly politicized by the Harper government, we can no longer call the CRA an effective instrument of public policy. Its campaign of vexatious audits of the political activities of progressive charities represents has created a chill in political dissent, and is a new low even for the Conservative regime.

Canada's Anti-Spam Law Punishes Charities

Derek James From | Posted 09.01.2014 | Canada Business
Derek James From

Proponents of Canada's Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL) have touted it as a giant leap for economic efficiency in e-commerce by making spam illegal. And CASL does list the promotion of "efficiency" as its purpose. But contrary to the good results this efficiency may bring, CASL could have a decimating effect on charities. Here's how.

How to Finance Your Bucket-List Vacation Before You Kick the Bucket

Robert Waite | Posted 08.05.2014 | Canada Travel
Robert Waite

My wife and I enjoy travel, including trips to far-flung, exotic locations, from Bhutan and Easter Island, to Iceland and India. Over the years we have developed some strategies that have made these trips affordable, even as we were saving for our children's university fees and our own retirement.

An Unconventional Holiday List

Margot Franssen | Posted 02.08.2014 | Canada Impact
Margot Franssen

My favourite holiday list is my own personal checklist for charitable giving. Personally, I'd rather choose one organization that fits my values and priorities, and then confidently donate a good chunk of change over the long-term -- sort of like investing in a blue-chip stock. How to choose?

Are Screaming Charities Deafening Donors?

Jody Steinhauer | Posted 10.16.2013 | Canada Impact
Jody Steinhauer

Is all this cause marketing too much to care about? Everywhere you turn today, there's another worthy cause trying to get your attention, time, and in all likelihood, money. As a result of the increased marketing noise, I'd argue we've become anesthetized to all the pleas.

It's National Philanthropy Day, Canada!

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 11.15.2012 | Canada Impact

A day to recognize the philanthropic achievements of volunteers, fundraisers, charities and organizations? How Canadian. And now, it's official: C...

The Grapes Of Rush

Samaritanmag.com | Posted 10.02.2012 | Canada Music
Samaritanmag.com

When he's not touring the world or recording albums that continue to influence generations of younger musicians, Rush singer and bassist Geddy Lee supports a grape cause. A wine-loving philanthropist, Lee, 59, sits on the board of directors of the Grapes For Humanity Global Foundation, a charity organization founded in Canada, and expanded in 2007 with a U.S. arm that has collectively raised over $4 million through numerous wine-related fundraisers.

A Model For Whom the Runway Just Isn't Enough

Samuel Getachew | Posted 07.11.2012 | Canada
Samuel Getachew

Ethiopian-born model Gelila Bekele wants to help change that reality in her native country. While she sees modelling as a wonderful profession, she wants to use her powerful voice to advocate the right for clean drinking water for her fellow Ethiopians.

Refuse to be Silenced

David Suzuki | Posted 02.27.2013 | Canada
David Suzuki

We're asking all Canadians to join us to help preserve two core national values: nature and democracy. Let's keep Canada strong and free. Please visit the websites of your favourite environmental organizations on June 4th to add your voice.

U.S. Tea Party Billionaires Funding Tories’ Favourite Think Tank

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 03.21.2014 | Canada Business

UPDATE: A former executive director of the Fraser Institute has confirmed to the Vancouver Observer that the think tank has been taking money from the...

For the Senator: Charities vs. Corporations Explained

Matt Price | Posted 05.03.2012 | Canada
Matt Price

Conservative Senator Nicole Eaton is holding hearings into foreign funding of charities engaged in environmental issues, saying that they should disclose their foreign revenue sources, and that they should disclose their political activities. Uh, the thing is, they already do.

More Canadians Are Giving To Charity, Report Finds

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 02.04.2012 | Canada Living

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