Category: Charities and Nonprofit Organizations

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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November 30, 2019

What changes in the Charitable Sector have there been in the past 7 years?

I looked at some of these statistics in 2012 and have revisited them again for this Blog posting 7 years later. 2012: 81,601 registered charities in Canada; 2018: 86,000 registered Canadian charities. Canada’s charitable sector is still the largest in North America. Canada’s charitable and non-profit sector is still the second largest in the world. […]

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October 31, 2019

The 16th Annual 2020 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 & […]

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September 26, 2019

Why should value based management be important to nonprofits?

    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 […]

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