Technology and innovation: How the Fourth Industrial Revolution is impacting the charitable sector

The future is now for the charitable sector. Almost daily, new technologies are being developed to help innovate the way people give or the way organizations offer opportunities to advance their causes. There is no going back. The charitable sector...

The importance of clean data

  You mean cleaning isn’t just for my house? For your organization to really get the benefits of your data it must be clean and accurate. So, what is clean data you may ask? As per Wikipedia, data cleaning is...

Special Awareness Days

We're pleased to curate a list of regional, national, and international awareness days marked by nonprofits across Canada. See one that is missing or needs to be updated? Email us at editor@charityvillage.com. January (Month) Alzheimer Awareness Month; National; Alzheimer Society Crime...

Government Funding Programs

Looking for government grant funding? We've curated this list of Canadian government grant programs to help. If you see a program that is missing or needs to be updated, please email editor@charityvillage.com. Aboriginal Funds for Species at Risk (National) The...

Corporate Funding Programs

Looking to secure corporate funding support? We've curated a list of corporations with funding programs in Canada. If you see a program that is missing, or an update that is needed, please email editor@charityvillage.com. Adobe The Adobe Foundation supports programs...

Canadian Foundations

Looking for funding from Canadian philanthropic or community foundations? We've curated this list to help. If you see a program that is missing or needs to be updated, please email editor@charityvillage.com. 4Cs Foundation (Halifax, NS) The 4Cs Foundation provides grants,...

The facts on facts: Using data effectively for change

As advocates, we are always striving for messaging that will change minds and motivate our audience to action. Part of this challenge includes finding that perfect balance of storytelling and data. Luckily, we don’t have to keep guessing as to...

Telling the perfect story: 8 simple steps to persuade your donors to give

Want to learn more about storytelling for fundraising success? Watch the accompanying webinar recording. Fundraisers today operate in a complex and fast-paced multi-channel world. Communications technology changes weekly – and we all know what a struggle it can be to...

Building credibility with your donors

On any given day, donors are presented with a seemingly unending list of options. With Canada having over 170,000 charitable and nonprofit organizations, there are many worthy and urgent causes that Canadians may want to give to. Most of us...

Rethinking equity: The changing role of funders in philanthropy

Philanthropic organizations have long been working to address social inequality in Canada, focusing on issues like poverty, illiteracy, hunger, and homelessness. But today, they are grappling with another critical notion: equity. “I don’t think inequality will ever vanish, but equity...