Category: Charities and Nonprofit Organizations

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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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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November 18, 2015

Rave Results 5th Anniversary of business

I know this is really a cliché, but time really does fly. One reaches so many milestones in life. Besides ones that your Mom may remember better than you, like losing your first tooth, speaking and/or walking for the first time, some of the milestones that I remember most vividly are graduating High School, then […]

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October 21, 2015

We’re going Topless

On Thursday November 19, 2015 the Epilepsy Association of Calgary will be ‘taking it off’ at their 8th annual, “Bare Naked Noggins Head Shave – Razing Awareness for Epilepsy” at Bankers Hall in the main atrium from noon to 1pm. Epilepsy is a neurological condition characterized by recurrent seizures. Seizures can take many forms, from […]

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September 22, 2015

100 Men Who Give A Damn!

On Tuesday evening, September 15, 2015, I had the distinct pleasure of taking in a meeting that I heard of through an Executive Director, Kathy Fyfe, that I work with at the Epilepsy Association of Calgary who saw it on twitter. Kathy asked me if I would go to learn more about it in hopes […]

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July 6, 2015

Epilepsy Association 60 Year Anniversary Stampede Party!

The Epilepsy Association of Calgary is a charitable social service agency established to address community, individual and family needs related to epilepsy. For 60 years it has been delivering its mission to Calgary and area to support independence, quality of life and community participation for those with and affected by epilepsy. For those people who […]

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May 7, 2015

Help provide AIWC with a “forever home”!

The Alberta Institute for Wildlife Conservation (AIWC) is a non-profit society and registered charity operating since 1993 dedicated to rescuing injured, orphaned, and contaminated wildlife. They are an accredited vet clinic through the Alberta Veterinary Medical Association, specifically dedicated to admitting injured and orphaned wildlife. They are located northwest of Calgary, Alberta, Canada and serve […]

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October 14, 2014

What customer relationship management system (CRM) are you using to manage your nonprofit?

A Few Good Donor Management Systems The right donor management software can make a big difference in your ability to raise funds. We asked six different nonprofit technology experts about donor management software that have worked well for their nonprofit colleagues. The holiday season is upon us again, and soon you’ll need to prepare another […]

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