Category: Charities and Nonprofit Organizations

April 21, 2017

Pain & Suffering

I went to a friend’s son’s funeral yesterday. His son passed away at the young age of 25 years. It’s very sad, as well as the pain and suffering he and the whole family have endured with struggling with his addictions. I know both the Fresh Start Recovery Centre and the Canadian Mental Health Association […]

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March 7, 2017

Fundraising Opportunity

For some time, I have been researching various fundraising opportunities to assist nonprofits with ways to increase their cash flow and increase donations and corporate support in ways that provide hassle free and sustainable revenue that flows to nonprofits monthly. Not an easy task at the best of times, but during this economic downturn even […]

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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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January 23, 2017

Happy New Year to one and all

New Year is the time at which a new calendar year begins. Many cultures celebrate the event in some manner and the 1st day of January is often marked as a national holiday. A short search on Google highlights a plethora of rituals such as: The Winter Solstice for many is the turning point of the […]

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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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