December 22, 2021

Happy Holidays, whatever you celebrate!

  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 […]

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November 10, 2021

Engagement Fundraising

When looking to engage with your online fundraising community, you should: 1. Tell a story. 2. Use peer-to-peer fundraising. 3. Try crowdfunding. 4. Engage with donors on social media. 5. Send emails. 6. Run product campaigns. 7. Run contests. Engagement is important in fundraising because the development of valuable engagement offers frees you from interruptive, […]

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October 6, 2021

How to Organize a Charity Run Fundraiser

  I realize that it is late in the season to share this, however, the weather has been amazing lately in Calgary and it reminds me to share this with my network, so they have lots of preparation time for next year charity run fundraisers. I read this specific article through Donorbox, and I found […]

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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


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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