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How to attract and retain Millennial donors at your organization

Written By: Susan Fish
October 18, 2017

Is your organization ready to welcome Millennial donors?

Data shows Canadians think companies should engage with good causes

Written By: David Hessekiel
August 16, 2017

New Ipsos research shows Canadians want companies to support good causes.

Crowdfunding raises a roof: Tips for newbie crowdfunders

Written By: Deborah Griffiths
June 28, 2017

Thinking of starting a crowdfunding campaign? Check out these tips first!

Five emerging trends that should be on every fundraiser's radar

Written By: Susan Fish
May 3, 2017

We talk to fundraising experts about what trends charities can expect to see in individual giving.

Disruption in the marketplace: Pay attention to these three sponsorship trends

Written By: Chris Baylis
March 22, 2017

Are you aware of these three sponsorship trends?

Vital Signs 2016: Exploring connection to community and belonging in Canada

Written By: Lee Rose
October 20, 2016

A new national Vital Signs report explores how a feeling of belonging to a community fosters a desire to give back.

How Canadian peer-to-peer fundraising programs are finding success even amidst falling revenues

Written By: David Hessekiel
July 27, 2016

While the larger Canadian peer-to-peer fundraising programs in Canada have seen downward revenue trends of late, many organizations are doubling down on these events.

Legacy Giving: How to attract the right prospects

Written By: Tina Tehranchian
July 14, 2016

Are you attracting the right donors to your legacy giving program?

The Great Canadian Giving Challenge: Disrupting the (charitable) dog days of summer

Written By: Andy Levy-Ajzenkopf
June 1, 2016

From the founders of Giving Tuesday Canada comes a new fundraising event for the summer - the Great Canadian Giving Challenge.

Why fundraisers leave their jobs: An interview with Abbi Haggerty

Written By: Mazarine Treyz
March 16, 2016

Abbi Haggerty's new research explores why fundraisers most often leave their jobs.

Measuring impact, not administration: A primer on charity overhead

Written By: Susan Fish
February 10, 2016

We explore how donor perceptions about overhead affect the work of charities.

Grassroots giving goes mainstream: Popular giving circles are sweeping across the country

Written By: Susan Fish
November 25, 2015

A new type of giving circle is taking the country by storm.

The next generation of philanthropists: Foundations find value in youth engagement

Written By: Elisa Birnbaum
November 10, 2015

Two foundations are working hard to engage the next generation of philanthropists.

Isn’t it time for a new story? Innovative approaches to nonprofit storytelling

Written By: Elisa Birnbaum
July 29, 2015

Increasingly, organizations are getting past numbers and data, turning to new approaches to storytelling to demonstrate their impact.

Playdates & discussion groups: Creating safe spaces for nonprofit professionals to tackle challenging issues

Written By: Elisa Birnbaum
April 15, 2015

Working in the nonprofit sector is rewarding but can bring a unique set of challenges. We profile two Canadian initiatives attempting to meet these challenges head on.

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.

Investing in the nonprofit sector: The Social Impact Bond makes its Canadian debut

Written By: Elisa Birnbaum
November 5, 2014

Social Impact Bonds are the latest social finance tool to catch the interest of the Canadian nonprofit sector. But are they all they're cracked up to be?

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.

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?

Judge labels third-party fundraising as a ‘necessary evil’ in recent decision

Written By: Elisa Birnbaum
November 12, 2012

What implications does this Ontario court decision hold for charities and third-party fundraisers?

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