Fundraising

Deconstructing Philanthropy: Why Canadian charities suck at mobile fundraising

Written By: Holly Wagg
December 3, 2012

Canadian charities are rapidly falling behind their European counterparts when it comes to mobile giving. Why?

Fundraising Q&A: Highlights from the Association of Fundraising Professional's Congress

Written By: Cynthia J. Armour
November 28, 2012

Our Fundraising Q&A columnist breaks down the highlights from the recent AFP Congress in Toronto.

Networking for votes: Are online charity contests worth it?

Written By: Heather Yundt
November 27, 2012

As more and more companies turn to online giving contests to fulfill corporate social responsibility mandates, some critics are wondering who these contests really benefit.

What’s in a name? The ins and outs of charitable receipting for non-cash gifts

Written By: Brock Smith
November 26, 2012

Could your organization run afoul of the CRA by improperly handling in-kind gift receipts?

Making it happen: Exploring the nature of successful co-operatives

Written By: Susan Fish
November 21, 2012

What does the co-operative movement have to do with the charitable sector?

Give now or give later?

Written By: Andy Levy-Ajzenkopf
November 19, 2012

A private member's bill proposes extending charitable giving deadline to the end of February. Is this a good idea?

A harebrained idea to global success: What we can learn from Movember

Written By: Heather Yundt
November 13, 2012

What can other organizations learn from the incredibly popular, moustache-growing campaign?

Deconstructing Philanthropy: Take a Sunday drive on the road to annual planning

Written By: Jose Van Herpt
November 8, 2012

Like a road trip, fundraising doesn’t just happen. It requires both a plan and a process to ensure milestones are set and achieved.

A funny thing happened on the way to the (Social Finance) Forum

Written By: Benita Aalto
November 1, 2012

An advance look at the Social Finance Forum coming up November 8-9, 2012.

Bin there, donated that: The state of charity shops

Written By: Benita Aalto
October 31, 2012

Charity thrift shops are increasingly appealing to the wider consumer public. What's their secret?

Increasing donor loyalty through delight

Written By: John Paul de Silva
October 29, 2012

Take your donor experience from excellent to delightful with these tips.

Fundraising Tricks and Treats: Raise more than the dead this Halloween

Written By: Rachel Kalbfleisch
October 25, 2012

UNICEF may have cornered the market on iconic orange collection boxes, but that doesn't mean your organization can't get benefit from Halloween fundraising. Here's how.

Fundraising Q&A: Re-engaging monthly donors

Written By: Cynthia J. Armour
October 24, 2012

Follow these tips to keep your monthly donors engaged and committed to your organization.

Deconstructing Philanthropy: Ideas for inspired donor thank yous

Written By: CharityVillage
October 24, 2012

This CharityVillage LIVE conversation features Holly Wagg from Good Works.

The skinny on SoJo: An online platform to help you convert ideas for social good into action

Written By: Jodie Shupac
October 18, 2012

A new online platform for sharing information is helping new innovators convert ideas for social good into action.

A gradual impact: Inspiring tomorrow’s leaders through higher education

Written By: Rachel Kalbfleisch
October 17, 2012

Carleton University is launching a new Master of Philanthropy and Nonprofit Leadership degree and graduate diploma in the summer of 2013.

Back from the brink: How nonprofits bounce back from crippling funding cuts

Written By: Sondi Bruner
October 11, 2012

Despite the potential volatility of funding dollars, it is possible for nonprofits to recover from financial trauma and bounce back.

Deconstructing Philanthropy: 7 ideas to help you create inspired donor thank yous

Written By: Holly Wagg
October 10, 2012

Take your donor stewardship from dull to dazzling with these seven tips.

Beyond bake sales: Two perspectives on workplace giving

Written By: Brock Smith
October 8, 2012

The evolving, complex nature of workplace giving campaigns.

Fundraising Q&A: Reconnecting with lapsed donors

Written By: Cynthia J. Armour
September 26, 2012

Wondering what LYBUNT and SYBUNT have to do with fundraising? Read on!

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