Category: Charities and Nonprofit Organizations

September 18, 2020

Assured Income for the Severely Handicapped (AISH)

I have been a volunteer for various nonprofit agencies since I was a teenager. I began as a teacher’s aid at Christine Meikle School where I was involved in helping develop functional daily living skills that students would need to transition to adult life in the community. In addition, I was involved in various volunteer […]

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August 12, 2020

Is it Time to Hire a Consultant?

  Many people balk at the idea of hiring a Consultant. Why pay someone to come in and do a job that I should be able to do? The reason you should hire a Consultant to help your organization, is because that individual has experience of finding and maintaining that balance. I got a call […]

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July 20, 2020

12 Giving Statistics Your Nonprofit Should Pay Attention To

I revisited an older article I was looking at and reached out to Sumac / Silent Partner Software to see if it would be okay to include in my latest Blog post and social media. I have been using Sumac as a Donor Data base with several clients as it is easy to use and […]

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June 16, 2020

Does your nonprofit need a Donor Data Base?

Excel is a great tool and has many great uses, but if you want to bring your mid-size nonprofit to the next level, you really need a Donor Data Base. Here are some reasons why: – You waste a ridiculous amount of time entering information again and again because your data is in multiple spreadsheets […]

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May 12, 2020

Let us not lose our optimism…

These are difficult times in the world at present, however, I hope we will not lose our optimism that things will turn out alright. The world is incredibly challenging, especially, for nonprofits given that donors and sponsors are also struggling. These are important times to think outside the box as we struggle with social distancing […]

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April 3, 2020

The 2020, 16th, annual Calgary International Blues Festival

From July 27 – August 2, 2020, the Calgary Blues Music Association presents the 16th annual Calgary International Blues Festival, a full week of the best in blues in a variety of downtown settings and formats, including workshops, noon-hour live music performances, blues history panels, and more. The week culminates in 4 days & nights […]

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March 4, 2020

Steps off the Street 2020 Run or Walk

Inviting your Business to join us in Making Change Possible THE GOAL This spring on April 19, 2020, from 10am until noon, The Doorway is hosting a 3/5 K Run/Walk to help raise community awareness and to fundraise $30,000. These proceeds will enable us to welcome and commit to supporting 8 young Calgarians working to […]

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February 20, 2020

Support Roots 2 STEM through purchasing of Fundraising Books

Happy Thursday & hope you’ve had a great week so far!   Roots 2 STEM nonprofit, in partnership with Community Care Builders, has an incredible Fundraising Coupon Book for only $25 with 42 coupons worth over $1000 in value; so not only would you and/or your associates be getting great value, you would be supporting […]

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January 14, 2020

Happy New Year 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 […]

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December 18, 2019

Happy Holidays One and All

December is a month full of happy 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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