Donating art to charity: What are the tax incentives?

Written By: Tina Tehranchian
October 21, 2015

Confused about the tax incentives for donating art to charity? This article breaks it down for you.

Giving, Volunteering and Participating: Latest survey results from Statistics Canada

Written By: Andy Levy-Ajzenkopf
April 8, 2015

The new Giving, Volunteering and Participating Survey has just been released by Statistics Canada. We break down all the important information in this article.

Celebrating #GivingTuesdayCA with an #UNselfie

Written By: CharityVillage
November 26, 2014

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

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.

It’s time to get into the Spirit of Giving

Written By: CharityVillage
November 30, 2012

This December, help us spread random acts of kindness from coast to coast to coast.

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?

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.

Charity strikes a chord with Canadian musicians

Written By: Andy Levy-Ajzenkopf
March 26, 2012

The JUNO Awards, hosted this year by William Shatner, are set to air on Sunday, April 1, 2012. As artists and fans prepare for the annual celebration, we thought it might be fun to explore how some Canadian musicians are giving back.

Service clubs: An optimistic future?

Written By: Rachel Kalbfleisch
March 19, 2012

Over the years, service clubs have evolved into a significant source of funding for charities and other essential services, but today they're facing more challenges than ever.

More than child's play: Engaging youth in philanthropy

Written By: Benita Aalto
March 19, 2012

While the energy, connectivity (and media attention) a young activist can generate could be a boon to a nonprofit, the flip side is that many youth are equally content to be clicktivists, limiting their involvement to texting donations or "liking" a cause on Facebook. So how can your nonprofit work effectively with kids and youth? And should you even try?

Celebrating the #spiritofgiving: Random acts of kindness brighten the Twitterverse

Written By: CharityVillage
December 19, 2011

What better way to brighten the darkest days of winter than by celebrating random acts of kindness? To honour the holidays and combat winter gloom, CharityVillage® is running a Twitter campaign designed to bring smiles to communities everywhere.

The Giving (R)evolution

Written By: Elisa Birnbaum
November 8, 2010

A profile of the event Toronto's Changing Face of Philanthropy.

I pledge: Making the most by giving it away

Written By: Elisa Birnbaum
August 23, 2010

Thanks to a philanthropic campaign led by two of the world's most financially blessed — Warren Buffet and Bill Gates — dozens of billionaires pledged recently to give at least half their fortunes to charity. According to estimates by Forbes magazine, that basically means at least $150 billion could potentially be committed to a range of causes.

Fundraising Q&A: How to choose what charity to support

Written By: Cynthia J. Armour
January 25, 2010

This article offers information on how to research charities, especially through the Canada Revenue Agency.

Youth Philanthropy: Hope I give before I get old

Written By: Andy Levy-Ajzenkopf
August 31, 2009

Pardon the pun, but there's an age old question asked in almost every era of marketing: how do you capture the imagination, attention and spirit of youth? And for practitioners in the third sector, the question is a burning one, considering that philanthropy is a trait that benefits from modeling examples at an early age.

Fundraising Q&A: A lifetime of charity

Written By: Cynthia Armour
August 24, 2009

This article recounts Cynthia Armour's childhood and youth and how she came to be involved in fundraising. It stresses the necessity of donor relationships and major gifts.

Philanthropy 101

Written By: Andy Levy-Ajzenkopf
June 8, 2009

Late last year, Hamilton's McMaster University received a rare and welcome boon: a $10,000 grant from the Massachusetts-based Sunshine Lady Foundation to create and administer a philanthropy class, titled the Strategic Philanthropy and Leadership Course, at the university's DeGroote School of Business.

Venture Philanthropy: Boldly going forward

Written By: Andy Levy-Ajzenkopf
February 16, 2009

Once the new kid on the block, venture philanthropy has grown into its own in the past decade. The urge by young and emerging entrepreneurs to spur social change and increase capacity in the charitable sector while still making a profit may have started off small, but it's gaining a lot of credence.

Hosting a ‘giving circle’: Finding new donors and new dollars

Written By: Louise Chatterton Luchuk
November 24, 2008

A growing trend in philanthropy, giving circles occur when a group of donors pool their charitable dollars and make collective decisions about what causes to support. Giving circles can be an informal group of friends who meet in each other’s homes, or they can be quite formal with hundreds of members.

Why do we give?

Written By: Andy Levy-Ajzenkopf
December 11, 2006

According to recent Ipsos Reid statistics, around 80% of Canadians give to charity every year. That means close to 25 million of us make some sort of philanthropic gesture per annum. It’s an incredible stat.