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The Guerilla Givers

Written By: Andy Levy-Ajzenkopf
December 21, 2009

This may be the season of giving, but for those of us wanting to see a true example of generosity of spirit - and not just partaking in the common exchange of mundane gifts - there is perhaps no better evidence of the human capacity for caring and charity than the folks who run GuerrillaGiving.org.

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.

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