Category: Events

April 24, 2018

Is your nonprofit, or a nonprofit you are associated with, using a CRM to help benefit it; if not, why not?

I have been using Customer Relationship Management Software (CRM) since University, about 34 years ago. At that time, I was using Maximizer for business and personal. Today I use Outlook as do many of my clients and contacts. I find this system to be extremely user friendly due to all the advances they have made […]

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February 15, 2018

The Brooks Medieval Faire

Well one of the things I would never had thought about when jetting out on my own about 7 years ago as a professional fundraiser, after about 8 years of working with a few nonprofits, is all the interesting and different nonprofits I would be working with. Well, the Alberta Medieval Settlement LTD is with […]

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November 15, 2017

Trademarks

Intellectual property refers to creations of the mind: inventions; literary and artistic works; and symbols, names and images used in commerce. Intellectual property is divided into two categories: Industrial Property includes patents for inventions, trademarks, industrial designs and geographical indications. A trademark is a symbol, word, or words legally registered or established by use as […]

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June 19, 2017

The importance of community events

Spring is here and so is the event fundraising season! Events that raise money for causes and nonprofits can take many forms from 5k runs and walk-a-thons to endurance bike rides. In recent years, nonprofits have expanded these activities to include mud runs, polar plunges, even head-shaving! But just like any large undertaking, planning a […]

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May 11, 2017

The importance of volunteering

Recently my partner Sharon and I volunteered for a neat nonprofit, Food for Peace, at Ronald McDonald House. Food For Peace describes themselves as a group of volunteers that enjoy bringing FREE healthy, environmentally friendly meals to the masses to enjoy, educate and improve their strength of community, recognizing everybody’s right to clean, healthy, sustainable, […]

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February 16, 2017

The Community Fund for Canada’s 150th

It is hard to believe that Canada is turning 150 years old! The Community Fund for Canada’s 150th will activate a breathtaking array of initiatives and activities that will bring out the best Canada has to offer for the sesquicentennial. The Fund will provide communities with thousands of small grants to support local projects, distributed […]

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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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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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August 18, 2015

INVITATION TO SPONSOR The Annual Green Regs & Ham Breakfast Event 2015

We invite your organization to participate as a special and valued sponsor of the Environmental Law Centre (ELC)’s Green Regs & Ham 2015 breakfast event in Calgary, Alberta this October 6th, 2015. For this year’s Green Regs & Ham event in Calgary, ELC is excited to host a timely and very important discussion on what […]

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