Trends & Studies

The new corporate "ask": Is corporate philanthropy dead?

Written By: Andy Levy-Ajzenkopf
September 25, 2019

We discuss corporate philanthropy with Imagine Canada's manager of corporate engagement.

Catalyst for Change: Exploring the new report from the Special Senate Committee on the Charitable Sector

Written By: Susan Fish
September 18, 2019

Canadian nonprofit leaders weigh in on the new report from the Special Senate Committee on the Charitable Sector.

The Small Nonprofit Podcast: What to expect in the philanthropic sector with Marina Glogovac

Written By: CharityVillage
March 18, 2019

This week we engage in some real talk about philanthropy with the president and CEO of CanadaHelps.

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

Written By: James Chalmers
February 13, 2019

As the way that Canadians contribute continues to evolve, it is essential that Canadian charities keep up with their own evolution.

New research shows the drivers of greater donation behaviour for charities

Written By: John Hallward
November 21, 2018

Six insights based on recent research into what drives donors to contribute more to charity.

Seen and not heard: The colonial roots of fundraising

Written By: Fai Hassan
October 10, 2018

The 30-Year Giving Itch: New report shines a long light on Canada's philanthropic trends

Written By: Andy Levy-Ajzenkopf
July 4, 2018

A new report looks at Canada's giving habits over the past 30 years and makes some startling predictions for the future.

Attention fundraisers: We all need to start talking about religion and money

Written By: Susan Fish
June 20, 2018

With the number of religious donors in Canada falling, it may be time for fundraisers to start talking about religion.

Looking toward the future: Building on the legacy from Canada 150

Written By: Susan Fish
March 7, 2018

How will Canada's nonprofit philanthropic community build on the momentum of Canada 150 to continue to strengthen the sector?

The over-solicitation blues: How Canadian charities can prevent donor fatigue

Written By: Susan Fish
February 14, 2018

Are Canadian donors being asked to give too often? We talk to fundraising experts to get the latest research and tips on how to prevent donor fatigue.

How Canada's philanthropic sector is engaged in Reconciliation

Written By: Susan Fish
February 7, 2018

How are Canada's philanthropic and community foundations furthering the work of Reconciliation?

Forget what you thought you knew about millennial donors

Written By: John Hallward
January 17, 2018

Fighting the impulse to despair: How the current political climate impacts volunteer engagement

Written By: Andy Levy-Ajzenkopf
November 22, 2017

How are current socio-political events affecting fundraising and volunteer engagement? A Toronto-based researcher is working toward an answer.

How to attract and retain Millennial donors at your organization

Written By: Susan Fish
October 18, 2017

Is your organization ready to welcome Millennial donors?

Data shows Canadians think companies should engage with good causes

Written By: David Hessekiel
August 15, 2017

New Ipsos research shows Canadians want companies to support good causes.

Crowdfunding raises a roof: Tips for newbie crowdfunders

Written By: Deborah Griffiths
June 28, 2017

Thinking of starting a crowdfunding campaign? Check out these tips first!

Five emerging trends that should be on every fundraiser's radar

Written By: Susan Fish
May 3, 2017

We talk to fundraising experts about what trends charities can expect to see in individual giving.

Disruption in the marketplace: Pay attention to these three sponsorship trends

Written By: Chris Baylis
March 22, 2017

Are you aware of these three sponsorship trends?

Vital Signs 2016: Exploring connection to community and belonging in Canada

Written By: Lee Rose
October 20, 2016

A new national Vital Signs report explores how a feeling of belonging to a community fosters a desire to give back.

How Canadian peer-to-peer fundraising programs are finding success even amidst falling revenues

Written By: David Hessekiel
July 27, 2016

While the larger Canadian peer-to-peer fundraising programs in Canada have seen downward revenue trends of late, many organizations are doubling down on these events.