Fundraising

Forward Thinking: Why taking out a loan may benefit your nonprofit

Written By: Brock Smith
July 18, 2012

A profile of the Community Forward Fund, an Ontario organization that makes loans and arranges financing for Canadian nonprofits and charities.

CharityVillage LIVE: Nonprofits running businesses

Written By: CharityVillage
July 18, 2012

This CharityVillage LIVE Conversation discusses the nuts and bolts of nonprofits running businesses.

Social Finance Week: We're in business!

Written By: Susan Fish
July 17, 2012

A conversation with Derek Gent of the Vancity Community Foundation on the topic of nonprofits running businesses.

Social Finance Week: A profile of a social enterprising nonprofit -- Social Capital Partners

Written By: Susan Fish
July 17, 2012

Social Capital Partners is an innovative example of a nonprofit that has aligned its business with its charitable purposes.

Social Finance Week: The nuts and bolts of charities and nonprofits running a business

Written By: Susan Fish
July 17, 2012

In 1996, Family Services of Greater Vancouver set up a social enterprise business to provide mentoring and development opportunities for homeless youth in Vancouver.

Social Finance Week: Social Finance 101

Written By: Rachel Kalbfleisch
July 15, 2012

An introduction to the world of social finance.

CharityVillage LIVE: Christmas in July

Written By: CharityVillage
July 13, 2012

The CharityVillage LIVE Conversation features Leah Eustace from Good Works.

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.

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