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Hosting a ‘giving circle’: Finding new donors and new dollars

Written By: Louise Chatterton Luchuk
November 24, 2008

A growing trend in philanthropy, giving circles occur when a group of donors pool their charitable dollars and make collective decisions about what causes to support. Giving circles can be an informal group of friends who meet in each other’s homes, or they can be quite formal with hundreds of members.

Giving: How each of us can change the world: A review of Bill Clinton’s recent book

Written By: Roger Breault
April 7, 2008

Clinton vividly demonstrates how giving seems to make us happier and unites us. He admits that he learned much about philanthropy from Hillary.

Why do we give?

Written By: Andy Levy-Ajzenkopf
December 11, 2006

According to recent Ipsos Reid statistics, around 80% of Canadians give to charity every year. That means close to 25 million of us make some sort of philanthropic gesture per annum. It’s an incredible stat.

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.

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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