Category: Charities and Nonprofit Organizations

February 5, 2013

Why donor loyalty matters

Donor loyalty continues to be a key theme for nonprofits and a driving force for development professionals – two reasons why Sage Nonprofit chose donor loyalty as the topic of its December 2012 survey of over 800 of our nonprofit customers. Over one-quarter “unsure” One of the most surprising findings of the study is that […]

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January 2, 2013

Should I Give to Charities that Use Professional Fundraising Companies?

You have probably given a donation to more charities that use commercial fundraising companies than you think. Most of the time you have no idea that a for-profit fundraising company is being used by a well-known charity. Almost all big charities do use these companies at some time. Charities depend on quantity to overcome the […]

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December 4, 2012

Planning for the New Year

Just recently (late September), Magno was introduced to a type of stem cell treatment which is offered in Mexico, as it is not offered in Canada nor the States. A mutual friend had introduced this to Magno as his son was also diagnosed with the same disease, and that child was actually cured after the […]

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September 5, 2012

Nonprofit Organizations: Restricted vs. Unrestricted Income

Nonprofit organizations receive two basic types of income: restricted income and unrestricted income. These two types should be recorded separately and properly filed to avoid legal problems in the future, and if you are considering starting a nonprofit organization, it is imperative that you understand the difference between restricted and unrestricted income. Nonprofit Organizations: Restricted […]

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June 3, 2012


I was passed on a really interesting Stanford research article by a friend of mine, which research has identified 10 nonprofit funding models that are commonly used by some of the largest nonprofits in the United States. I believe these models would be helpful for nonprofits in Canada as well, whether large or small, to […]

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May 1, 2012


You might think that in a perfect world the government would provide all of the funding required for endeavors such as scientific research, environmental innovation, jobs programs and social services and private funding would not be required; however, would this be best? I have my own thoughts on this, however, please feel free to check […]

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March 1, 2012

What’s Rave Results being up to?

I am just working on mastering the technology of personalizing my emails, which I understand that I will be able to do once I move from Outlook 2003 to 2007; so please accept my apologies for me not being able to personalize this email to all of you at this time as I am sending […]

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February 1, 2012

Special Events, Sponsorship and Fund-Raiser or Friend-Raiser?

A special event is a one-time event focused on a specific purpose such as a groundbreaking, grand opening or other significant occasion i.e. the life of a library. Special events may also be created for other targeted purposes such as a jobs fair; awards banquet or logo contest. These onetime special events are different from […]

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January 3, 2012

Fast Facts on Canadian Charities

Home › Fast Facts on Canadian CharitiesFast Facts on Canadian Charities·         There are about 80,000 charities registered with the Canada Revenue Agency ( ·         Nearly half of all donors to charities hold at least one university degree or post-secondary diploma/certificate ·         Almost half of all dollars donated goes to religious organizations, yet the largest number […]

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December 5, 2011

What do the holidays mean to you?

December is a month full of special days. Whether you celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanza, Three Kings Day, St. Lucia Day, or Ramadan, December offers great opportunities for teaching about our multicultural world. What do the holidays mean to you? It seems like there is so much pressure to give gifts, we end up buying “something […]

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