September 1, 2021

The Field Law Community Fund Program

The Field Law Community Fund Program is coming back! Me and my business assisted The Doorway, an important nonprofit in Calgary, with winning first prize of $12,000 from the 2020 Field Law Community Fund Program in Calgary for The Doorway Approach to continue its mission of supporting homeless youth and providing them the skills and […]

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August 4, 2021

Manage Donations to Charities with these Investment Strategies

1. Invest your donations in strong organizations with good brands. A brand is not just a logo, but a history that continues to draw enthusiastic supporters year after year. Making donations today is confusing partly because there are so many causes, so many nonprofits. The number of nonprofit organizations in the U.S. was up to […]

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July 7, 2021

Successful Grant Writing

Grant writing is the practice of completing an application process for a financial grant provided by an institution such as a nonprofit, government department, corporation, foundation, or trust. Such application processes are often referred to as either a grant proposal or a grant submission. Successful grant writing requires a clear understanding of grantsmanship. While the […]

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June 14, 2021

The Freed Artist Society

One of my clients, the Refreshed Crew (BIPOC Artist/Educator/ Mentorship Collective); Charitable Organization: The Freed Artist Society (Charitable Number: 799675533RR0001) could certainly use some assistance with funding for their ReFreshed Crew Apprenticeship Program; so, thank you for reading the information below and letting me know if you and/or anyone you know may be of any […]

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May 26, 2021

Charity versus Philanthropy

Charity – Helping people in need. Charitable people help others in need, like giving money to a soup kitchen so they can buy what they require for their regular meals for their clients, would make one a charitable person. Philanthropy – Making an investment that stimulates other investments or provides opportunity for others. Philanthropists make […]

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April 26, 2021

Managing Donations to Charities

Perhaps the Warren Buffett approach to investing is a good guide to how we should manage our donations to charities. I’m not a stock market guru or an economist, although I was an investment Advisor in the mid-90’s for about 5 years, but it seems to me the Buffett approach could work for our donations. […]

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March 24, 2021

Pivoting

A pivot in business means fundamentally changing the direction of a business when you realize the current products or services are not meeting the needs of the market. The main goal of a pivot is to help a company improve revenue or survive in the market, but the way you pivot your business can make […]

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February 24, 2021

Hoping that the golf fundraiser and other in-person nonprofit events are not far off?

With golf fundraisers and other nonprofit events, hopefully, coming up over the next several months, I would like to share the following information for you to think about. Sponsorship: Where a business gives cash or other property it may not necessarily be a gift to the charity. If the expectation of the transaction is to […]

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January 24, 2021

Is money the only thing a nonprofit organization should think of when measuring success?

If businesses have embraced a “value based” approach to managing since it is imperative to make decisions that enhance and improve value for all stakeholders than why can’t nonprofits too? 1. Generating a return for investors is important but what about a return for supporters for nonprofits? 2. If employees need to be empowered in […]

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December 29, 2020

Holiday time

The holidays are a special time of year that bring together family, friends, and colleagues to celebrate the bonds that unite us. Amidst the hustle and bustle of the holidays, I try to remember that they are about being together, celebrating family, and spreading the joy of the season through small acts of kindness. May […]

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