Category: Charities and Nonprofit Organizations

December 14, 2016

Give generously…please

Regardless of whether you celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, or any other holiday, this is a time of year many people look at the year and evaluate both their personal and work life. Whether you make actual formal resolutions for next year or not, one of the things that most of us are thinking about is […]

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November 3, 2016

Tax deductions on political donations

I thought with the US election nearing, I would do some investigation about the difference between donating to a Canadian political party versus an American political party. Here is some information I found: Canada’s federal election finance laws put limits on contributions to political parties and candidates. Only individuals — not corporations or trade unions […]

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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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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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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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