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Corporate Giving

Me and my corporation: A tale of interest and impact

Written By: Elisa Birnbaum
January 16, 2012

Corporate partnerships come with their fair share of complexities, questions and concerns. But, as a growing number of nonprofits choose to bed with the private sector, obviously benefits abound as well. So how does the sector find the right balance in its marriage with corporate Canada?

Small town, big festival

Written By: Shaun Smith
August 22, 2011

This summer we've been looking at how cultural nonprofit organizations are running arts festivals across the country. This month, we venture to Charlottetown, PEI, to explore the emergence of a brand new festival called Art In the Open, taking place on Saturday, August 27, from 4 p.m. until midnight.

Furthering the arts with strategic partnerships: Luminato and The New Yorker magazine

Written By: Shaun Smith
June 7, 2011

Find out how a strategic partnership between two popular cultural entities led to an excellent opportunity for collaboration.

Ten keys to working with corporations - without selling your soul

Written By: Benita Aalto
May 10, 2011

The work you do to find the right corporate partners can help make you a stronger, more creative, more focused organization — even before you receive the cheque.

Benefits to corporate donors: Some musings

Written By: Adam Aptowitzer
July 26, 2010

What are the legalities involved in providing special services and/or benefits to employees of corporate donors?

Business: The better way?

Written By: Elisa Birnbaum
June 28, 2010

A profile of Michael Edwards, author of Small Change: Why Business Won't Save the World. Edwards argues against allowing philanthrocapitalism to become the main approach to changing society.

Fundraising Q&A: Creating a corporate giving strategy

Written By: Cynthia J. Armour
September 28, 2009

This article outlines how to get businesses to work with your charity, including with donations and sponsorships.

The emerging importance of social finance in today’s society

Written By: Karl Noseworthy
September 17, 2009

Many people believe that there are better approaches to running an organization that can benefit more than just their own pocket and the pockets of their investors.

Charity-business partnerships: You've got a (wealthy) friend

Written By: Andy Levy-Ajzenkopf
August 10, 2009

Imagine Canada's 2008 Corporate Community Investment Practices, Motivations and Challenges: Canada Survey of Business Contributions to Community (CSBCC) report advises charities to partner up with corporations.

Business as an agent for world benefit

Written By: Louisa Jewell
February 16, 2009

An introduction to a few Canadian businesses that have implemented simple community-enhancing innovations that are making a difference in the world.

Fundraising in a flat world

Written By: Elisa Birnbaum
August 11, 2008

Thomas Friedman, in his book The World is Flat, discusses the incredible impact globalization has had on our lives and the way we work. But what about its effect on philanthropy and fundraising?

Global philanthropy is growing, but it is still beaten by remittances and investment

Written By: Mark Blumberg
August 5, 2008

Little is written about remittances to developing countries. Remittances are not charitable; they are typically flows of funds from a person or family in Canada to a person or family abroad for private benefit.

The charitable effect: How a nonprofit is influencing for-profit sustainability

Written By: Elisa Birnbaum
November 12, 2007

A profile of Bell Canada's partnership with the Organizing Committee for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games (VANOC).

Just the name game

Written By: Elisa Birnbaum
October 9, 2007

Are corporate naming rights becoming over the top? Or is this a good way for charities to encourage corporate good will and gain much-needed donations?

Tapping the philanthropic well

Written By: Tony Poderis
June 4, 2007

Principal fundraising truth: You go where money you think you can get is to be found in the greatest quantities and most of the time that means you look to the individual donor.

The joy of giving

Written By: Sandra Reimer
February 5, 2007

As owners of small and medium-sized businesses do their best to survive, charitable giving can feel like one more demand on their limited time and money. But there are ways to make charitable giving more of a joy and less of a chore.

Consider the sponsor as the event is created

Written By: Judy Allen
August 14, 2006

This article provides some tips for the creation of events that meet the needs of corporate sponsors.

What do the sponsors want from me?

Written By: Judy Allen
July 10, 2006

This article provides some tips for event fundraisers to consider when approaching corporate sponsors.

Nonprofit/For-Profit Partnerships: Moving beyond simple philanthropy

Written By: Andy Levy-Ajzenkopf
May 23, 2006

Traditionally, when nonprofits and for-profits partner-up on an issue, it is usually because the former needs funding from the latter. In exchange for the cash infusion, the for-profit gets to laud a good deed and enhance its public image as a responsible corporate citizen. This paradigm still holds true today, but as the singer said, the times they are a-changin'.

Where Teambuilding meets Philanthropy

Written By: Judy Allen
February 13, 2006

This article offers some tips to consider when a team building event is organized with a philanthropic edge.