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Through the funder's eyes: What funders want nonprofits to know about the funding process

Written By: Louise Chatterton Luchuk
March 27, 2006

Nonprofit organizations are all too familiar with the time and effort that goes into researching funders and writing funding proposals. What they may not be as familiar with is the funder's perspective of the same funding process.

Youth philanthropists: Getting a jump start on doing good

Written By: Andy Levy-Ajzenkopf
March 13, 2006

Some extraordinary young people are challenging these preconceptions about childhood and doing so in the most conscientious of ways: as bona fide philanthropists.

Funder Focus: John Kay and the Columbia Foundation

Written By: Elisa Birnbaum
March 6, 2006

An interview with John Kay from the Columbia Foundation.

Getting them to give for tomorrow - today

Written By: Abigail Brown
February 27, 2006

How to attract donors to your planned giving program and ways to make the "ask".

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.

Funder Focus: Kelly Meighen and the T.R. Meighen Family Foundation

Written By: Elisa Birnbaum
February 6, 2006

An interview with Kelly Meighen from the T.R. Meighen Family Foundation.

2006 election and its impact on government grant and contribution programs

Written By: Chris Frantz
January 16, 2006

General information on changes the 2006 election will bring to charities.

Funder Focus: Terri Whetstone and the 4Cs Foundation

Written By: Elisa Birnbaum
January 3, 2006

An interview with Terri Whetstone from the 4Cs Foundation.

Online Giving Checklist

Written By: ePhilanthropy Foundation
December 19, 2005

It is crucial that donors research their online giving choices to ensure their support is going to charities they care about for work they value. Here are ten tips to safe and secure online giving based on the ePhilanthropy Code of Ethical Online Philanthropic Practices.

Future Present: The evolution of online fundraising and donor communications

Written By: Andy Levy-Ajzenkopf
December 12, 2005

While traditional methods of fundraising, donor communication and recognition remain in place for many charities and foundations, technology is revolutionizing the way they go about their business.

Funder Focus: Linda Hart and the Beautiful Plains Community Foundation

Written By: Elisa Birnbaum
December 5, 2005

An interview with Linda Hart from the Beautiful Plains Community Foundation.

Funder Focus: Peter Warrian and the Lupina Foundation

Written By: Elisa Birnbaum
November 7, 2005

An interview with Peter Warrian from the Lupina Foundation.

What it looks like when funders work together

Written By: Gillian Kerr
November 1, 2005

Interview with Mark Surman about international telecentres, building global capacity in civil society, and how funders can collaborate more effectively.

Funder Focus: David Peever and the Nickle Family Foundation

Written By: Elisa Birnbaum
October 3, 2005

An interview with David Peever from the Nickle Family Foundation.

Bridging the gap between organizations and allied professionals

Written By: Louise Chatterton Luchuk
September 19, 2005

There is a small but growing association between nonprofits and professional groups in the area of planned giving.

Philanthropy Explosion: It's not just for the wealthy anymore

Written By: Louise Chatterton Luchuk
September 12, 2005

Giving is giving is giving. Yet, traditionally the term 'philanthropy' has been the domain of the wealthy. It doesn't have to be that way, though.

Funder Focus: John Brotman and the Ontario Arts Council

Written By: Nicole Zummach
September 6, 2005

An interview with John Brotman from the Ontario Arts Council.

Selling your idea to funders

Written By: Blair Witzel
September 6, 2005

This article will give you a potential template to follow and some tips on proposal writing.

Technology and the evolution of grantmaking

Written By: Louise Chatterton Luchuk
August 22, 2005

No matter how we feel about it, using technology effectively is a must - especially if you are a grantmaker that receives more than three thousand grant applications per year and at any one time has 3,500 grants under management and 27,000 individual contact names to keep organized.

The SVP model: Investing in Canada's social economy

Written By: Andy Levy-Ajzenkopf
August 15, 2005

Social venture partner groups, or SVPs, are a fresh face on the Canadian philanthropy landscape. Often unnoticed by the public, social venture partners are trying to reshape the way Canadians address social needs.

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