Fundraising

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.

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.

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