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Have I got a gift for you: The state of planned giving today

Written By: Elisa Birnbaum
January 28, 2015

The experts weigh in on the current state of planned giving in Canada, providing their opinions on career opportunities, proper terminology, finding the right fundraiser.

Giving thanks: How an exceptional thank you is critical for retaining your donors

Written By: Susan Fish
January 5, 2015

Make your donor thank you messages exceptional with these tips from Canadian fundraising experts.

Focusing on shared value: The changing nature of nonprofit and business partnerships

Written By: Susan Fish
August 13, 2014

Partnerships between nonprofits and businesses no longer revolve around funding applications and donation cheques. Instead, nonprofits and businesses are focusing on shared value.

Taking the plunge: Employee giving campaigns in your nonprofit organization

Written By: Susan Fish
February 5, 2014

Thinking about starting an employee giving program at your nonprofit? Check out these tips to make it a smooth process.

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.

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.

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?

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.

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?

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 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.

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.

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.

Social Finance Week: The unexpected venture capitalist

Written By: Susan Fish
July 20, 2012

Mission-related investing can offer organizations new partners whose values and work aligns with their own.

Social Finance Week: Investing in impact

Written By: Elisa Birnbaum
July 19, 2012

The idea of impact investing is gaining momentum. What’s all the fuss about?

Forward Thinking: Why taking out a loan may benefit your nonprofit

Written By: Brock Smith
July 18, 2012

A profile of the Community Forward Fund, an Ontario organization that makes loans and arranges financing for Canadian nonprofits and charities.

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