Fundraising

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.

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.

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