Fundraising

Have I got a gift for you: The state of planned giving today

Written By: Elisa Birnbaum
January 28, 2015

The experts weigh in on the current state of planned giving in Canada, providing their opinions on career opportunities, proper terminology, finding the right fundraiser.

Giving thanks: How an exceptional thank you is critical for retaining your donors

Written By: Susan Fish
January 5, 2015

Make your donor thank you messages exceptional with these tips from Canadian fundraising experts.

Celebrating #GivingTuesdayCA with an #UNselfie

Written By: CharityVillage
November 26, 2014

Get into the Spirit of Giving with this year's GivingTuesday #UNselfie campaign.

Investing in the nonprofit sector: The Social Impact Bond makes its Canadian debut

Written By: Elisa Birnbaum
November 5, 2014

Social Impact Bonds are the latest social finance tool to catch the interest of the Canadian nonprofit sector. But are they all they're cracked up to be?

Focusing on shared value: The changing nature of nonprofit and business partnerships

Written By: Susan Fish
August 13, 2014

Partnerships between nonprofits and businesses no longer revolve around funding applications and donation cheques. Instead, nonprofits and businesses are focusing on shared value.

Storming the CASL: Are you ready for Canada's Anti-Spam Legislation?

Written By: Andy Levy-Ajzenkopf
May 28, 2014

Canada's new anti-spam legislation comes into force on July 1, 2014. Are you ready for it?

Ten key steps to creating an extraordinary event

Written By: Sharon Lechner
March 7, 2014

Make your next event a roaring success with these tips.

Taking the plunge: Employee giving campaigns in your nonprofit organization

Written By: Susan Fish
February 5, 2014

Thinking about starting an employee giving program at your nonprofit? Check out these tips to make it a smooth process.

Getting into the Spirit of Giving with GivingTuesday

Written By: CharityVillage
December 9, 2013

Highlights from the CharityVillage team's involvement with the first annual GivingTuesday event.

The Raiser's Edge Revealed: Tips for new users

Written By: Kathleen Pollard
July 31, 2013

Starting a new job that requires you to use Raiser's Edge? These tips will help you to hit the ground running.

Would your grant request approach make the grade?

Written By: Stephen Watson
March 7, 2013

Follow these tips to hit the right notes in your next grant presentation.

How to build a remarkable web strategy for your cause

Written By: Theodora Lamb
February 27, 2013

Take your online strategy to the next level with a remarkable campaign.

Hidden Heroes: Why it's time to focus on your everyday donors

Written By: Fraser Green
February 14, 2013

If you're not focusing on your organization's hidden heroes, you could be missing out on a chance to take your fundraising efforts to the next level.

Return of NHL ushers sigh of relief from Canadian charities

Written By: Brock Smith
February 12, 2013

How did the recent NHL lockout affect charities who rely heavily on their partnerships with Canadian hockey teams?

Community building on the coasts: BC and Nova Scotia introduce new social venture legislation

Written By: Andy Levy-Ajzenkopf
January 29, 2013

BC and Nova Scotia have both enacted new legislation encouraging social enterprise.

CharityVillage LIVE: Three things to get right when writing fundraising copy

Written By: CharityVillage
January 16, 2013

This CharityVillage LIVE conversation features Kori Brus from Good Works.

Deconstructing Philanthropy: Writing - the least important, most important thing

Written By: Kori Brus
January 10, 2013

Kori Brus from Good Works shares what he believes are the three most important things to get right when writing fundraising copy.

Yes Virginia, there is an Upside: New foundation aims to fund the charitable sector through stocks

Written By: Andy Levy-Ajzenkopf
December 11, 2012

A new foundation offering stock options to charities could spell financial windfall for many organizations over the coming years.

Governance Q&A: Governance considerations in social enterprises

Written By: Jane Garthson
December 5, 2012

If your organization wants to start a social enterprise, do you need to fill your board of directors with business people?

Get the edge: Writing effective funding proposals for government agencies

Written By: Mary W. Walters
December 4, 2012

Do you procrastinate while working on a major grant application? You're not alone! Follow these tips to get the job done - and done well.

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