October 13, 2016

A belated Thanksgiving message

Life is tough – I know that just sounds like a cliché, but for many people, it really is true. I know that, even on the scale of being “under the weather and a solo-entrepreneur, if I need to take time out to take care of my health, there is no one to pitch in […]

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September 22, 2016

The Power of Video Marketing – Part 2

I keep reading so many interesting articles on video marketing,  I thought it would be worth while to do a follow up to my August blog. So here is my September Blog entitled: The Power of Video Marketing – Part 2. In addition to highlighting video’s immense marketing power, I thought it would give me […]

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August 10, 2016

The Power of Video Marketing

I am now near the end of my 6th year in my business and have wanted to do a video since I began my business in November of 2010. Well, thanks to Travis E Cross, Producer/Director of Grand Cross Media, this dream has now become a reality. I’m really pleased at the final iteration of […]

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July 5, 2016

Community Initiatives Program (CIP)

I hope everyone had a great Canada Day. There are many reasons I am very proud to live in Canada, including low crime, all of the national parks –  mountains and other beautiful landscape, clean air to breathe, abundance of water, our medical system, and so much more… I also feel so fortunate to live […]

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June 15, 2016

How to hire the “right” professional fundraiser for your project:

Here are a few points worth thinking about before a nonprofit hires a professional fundraiser for a project with which they require support. These points are worth considering regardless of the type of fundraising project i.e. special event, annual or capital campaign, researching & grant writing, or finding donors and/or sponsors for your programs and […]

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May 11, 2016

Impact Giving

On April 26, 2016 I had the privilege of attending a seminar put on by Mike Skrypnek for Operation Eyesight on income tax and estate tax reduction. Mike is an author of three books on business and philanthropy, including his most recent “Big Impact Giving”, and is an expert in guiding families in their personal […]

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April 15, 2016

Get out there!

You might be wondering who starts a Blog post with this type of energy – “Get out there!”? These words come to my mind when I think about my move to Toronto in the mid-80’s when the economy was pretty tough in Alberta and I was working for a large real estate company there. A […]

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March 16, 2016

Let’s trust we can all personally help make a difference

It is easy to get down in the mouth about the state of the world, as sometimes it seems like things are coming at us fast and furious and not all good. Sometimes I feel the world is more bad than good, (and I am a very optimistic person), but it is people like my […]

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February 17, 2016

Creating win-win relationships between individuals, businesses and nonprofits

There are a lot of loyalty cards out there to get deals/free merchandise i.e. Air Miles, gas cards, credit cards, etc. but if you don’t take advantage of them you are kind of throwing away some free money. I feel the same way about some of the ways to give to nonprofits. If there is […]

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January 6, 2016

A feel good story and the power of fundraising

I don’t know about you, but many people including myself genuinely like a feel good story. I had some time over the holidays to watch some movies, compliments to Netflix, and I came by one that I had never heard of before which was a real great surprise. The movie is called “Louder than Words”, […]

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