Fundraising

Deconstructing Philanthropy: Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells … it’s Christmas in July!

Written By: Leah Eustace
July 9, 2012

It's never too early to start thinking about your Christmas fundraising campaigns.

Trend Watch: What’s new in the world of online giving

Written By: Sondi Bruner
June 29, 2012

Find out the latest trends in mobile and online giving.

Best practices in charity annual reporting: Top ten tips

Written By: The Voluntary Sector Reporting Awards
June 29, 2012

Follow these annual reporting tips compiled by the judges of the Voluntary Sector Reporting Awards.

Paper balloons and McHappy miracles: Does point-of-sale philanthropy actually work?

Written By: Jodie Shupac
June 26, 2012

Is point-of-sale philanthropy a successful way of engaging new donors?

Championing sustainable financing: Progress following the National Summit

Written By: David Venn
June 19, 2012

What progress has been made since Imagine Canada's National Summit six months ago?

Think outside the fundraising box

Written By: Kari Kiel
June 14, 2012

Achieve your fundraising goals and spread awareness about your cause with a unique fundraiser.

Deconstructing Philanthropy: The fossilized newsletter?

Written By: Fraser Green
June 10, 2012

Is there still a place for print in 2012? Does your full-colour glossy mailer get read from cover to cover or tossed in the blue bin with barely a glance?

Philanthropy from the throne

Written By: Andy Levy-Ajzenkopf
June 4, 2012

Queen Elizabeth, Prince Charles and the rest of the Royal Family are not just about pomp and pageantry. They’re also quite charitable.

Fundraising Q&A: Helping your board to fundraise

Written By: Cynthia J. Armour
May 30, 2012

Help your board become more effective in their fundraising.

F2F? D2D? OMG! Is face-to-face fundraising right for you?

Written By: Benita Aalto
May 28, 2012

Are face-to-face fundraisers going too far?

Report redux: Annual reports get a facelift

Written By: Elisa Birnbaum
May 23, 2012

These organizations are shaking up the world of annual reports.

Stunt philanthropy: Walking the talk, and why it’s working

Written By: Brock Smith
May 21, 2012

Celebrities and public figures are doing more for charity than simply writing a cheque.

Governance Q&A: Asking board members to give

Written By: Jane Garthson
May 10, 2012

Given how much time board members give to their charity, is it ethical to also expect them to donate? Jane Garthson explains why it's not only ethical, it's necessary.

Mobile: The next tech game-changer

Written By: JP Holecka
May 3, 2012

It's predicted that by 2014, mobile will be the preferred way of accessing the internet. Is your organization prepared for the shift to mobile browsing? Check out these tips for success.

Why didn’t we think of that? Five innovative ideas for social change

Written By: Benita Aalto
April 30, 2012

Joggers who visit shut-ins. Helpful Harry Potter fans. An award that celebrates failure. These are just a few examples of innovative ideas for social change from across the country and around the world. What can your organization (whether muggle or magical) learn from them?

Foundations: The inside scoop

Written By: Elisa Birnbaum
April 2, 2012

One of our readers recently asked us "What actually happens to a grant proposal once it's submitted to a foundation?" We went right to the source and spoke with three funders who gave us a crash course in foundation fundamentals.

Charity strikes a chord with Canadian musicians

Written By: Andy Levy-Ajzenkopf
March 26, 2012

The JUNO Awards, hosted this year by William Shatner, are set to air on Sunday, April 1, 2012. As artists and fans prepare for the annual celebration, we thought it might be fun to explore how some Canadian musicians are giving back.

Survey Says: CharityVillage unpacks findings from the 2010 CSGVP

Written By: Andy Levy-Ajzenkopf
March 26, 2012

The 2010 edition of the Canadian Survey of Giving, Volunteering and Participating was released by Statistics Canada. Do you know which province leads the country in charitable giving? Which demographic cohort volunteers the most? What do the numbers mean?

Fundraising Q&A: Donor recognition and stewardship

Written By: Cynthia J. Armour
March 26, 2012

Each month, Cynthia J. Armour offers expert advice and feedback about the fundraising issues and challenges facing nonprofits. This month she discusses how to thank and steward your donors.

Service clubs: An optimistic future?

Written By: Rachel Kalbfleisch
March 19, 2012

Over the years, service clubs have evolved into a significant source of funding for charities and other essential services, but today they're facing more challenges than ever.

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