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...

The new corporate “ask”: Is corporate philanthropy dead?

A recent post by Tawanda Chirenda, Imagine Canada’s manager of corporate engagement, posited the question: Is corporate philanthropy dead? Chirenda noted that there is an evolution in corporate giving which may make some nonprofits wary, especially due to the trend...

The missing “P” in the marketing mix – strategic partnerships

We all know the famous four P’s of the marketing mix: Product, Place, Price and Promotion. Times have changed, our consumers and audiences have changed and the landscape in which we all operate has changed. With that, the marketing mix...

A five-step checklist to successfully pitch your nonprofit

I’ve been working with nonprofit leaders for over 10 years, and I always say that nonprofits need a vision, a roadmap, and funding to be successful. But what happens when you’re constantly struggling to get donations? It feels like you’re...

Seven reasons your funding request was declined

You’ve put countless hours into writing multiple grants and proposals for your charitable organization. You’re sure that your project is worthy, and in fact, you know of several other organizations that have received funding for similar projects. So why was...

Five steps to maximize your strategic partnerships

Better together! There is a lot of talk about strategic partnerships and everyone seems to be on the bandwagon. For some it is a new flashy buzzword, while for others, they are looking to take it beyond traditional sponsorships. By...

The Paradigm Shift™: The ecosystem of brand, cause and consumer

Cause and philanthropy are said to be in a crisis state. We could not disagree more. What we are seeing is The Paradigm Shift in this sector. Canadians are more deeply committed than ever to cause, but the mechanisms through...

The Small Nonprofit Podcast: Corporate fundraising building blocks with Heather Nelson

We hear all the time about corporate fundraising as an ~easy~ solution to all of our funding needs and we see a lot of organizations not do it quite right. Not sure how exactly to get started? We are joined...

Just send me a proposal: The five words you never want to hear in sponsorship

Want to learn more about how to create a sponsorship proposal that works? Join us and the author for a free webinar on November 16! Details and registration here. Telling people “no” is an uncomfortable experience and people try to...

The three things companies look for in a charitable partner

Strategy’s PROMO! Awards were recently announced, recognizing the best in brand activation and strategy. Charities that creatively portrayed their missions fared extremely well and, while none of the winners were paired with a corporate partner for these particular initiatives, they...