Category: Events

July 6, 2015

Epilepsy Association 60 Year Anniversary Stampede Party!

The Epilepsy Association of Calgary is a charitable social service agency established to address community, individual and family needs related to epilepsy. For 60 years it has been delivering its mission to Calgary and area to support independence, quality of life and community participation for those with and affected by epilepsy. For those people who […]

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April 21, 2015

Do you know of anyone doing any third-party fundraisers that are looking for a deserving nonprofit to support?

Well, spring has definitely sprung and it is time for many of us to dust off the clubs, bicycles, etc. This is also a time when many nonprofits put on various outdoor fundraisers, such as golf tournaments, bike races, etc. Quite often, smaller and medium size nonprofits are unable to put on their own fundraisers […]

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November 5, 2014


WE’RE GOING TOPLESS! And if you’d like to join us for our 7th “Bare Naked Noggins Head Shave” on Thursday November 13 at 12 noon at Bankers Hall, you can register at And if you don’t want to lose your hair on your head, you can visit our website and pledge one of […]

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September 9, 2014

The Ice Bucket Challenge Won’t Solve Charity’s Biggest Problem

I love the Ice Bucket Challenge. Period. It’s a collective expression of love in a world with far too little of it. It has generated public tears in an age with far too few of them. It restores faith. It connects. And, as of last week, it raised more than $100 million for the Amyotrophic […]

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June 11, 2014

The AFCC 2nd Annual Gala Evening 2014

The AFCC 2nd Annual Gala Evening 2014 “Inspiring a Good Life”, in Support of the Aboriginal Friendship Centre of Calgary, will be held at the Hotel Arts, Calgary on Saturday October, 25, 2014. All proceeds from this event will go directly to support and enhance the mandate of the AFCC’s nonprofit organization to provide social, […]

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August 7, 2013

Where Did Post-Katrina Money Go?

14 juli 2007, 08:35 uur | Bericht #4461 NEW ORLEANS — In the days and weeks after Hurricane Katrina, Habitat for Humanity International took in a chunk of money — $127 million, to be exact. New Orleans Area Habitat for Humanity is working to build homes in St. Bernard, Plaquemines, Jefferson and Orleans parishes. But […]

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January 2, 2013

Should I Give to Charities that Use Professional Fundraising Companies?

You have probably given a donation to more charities that use commercial fundraising companies than you think. Most of the time you have no idea that a for-profit fundraising company is being used by a well-known charity. Almost all big charities do use these companies at some time. Charities depend on quantity to overcome the […]

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December 4, 2012

Planning for the New Year

Just recently (late September), Magno was introduced to a type of stem cell treatment which is offered in Mexico, as it is not offered in Canada nor the States. A mutual friend had introduced this to Magno as his son was also diagnosed with the same disease, and that child was actually cured after the […]

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September 5, 2012

Nonprofit Organizations: Restricted vs. Unrestricted Income

Nonprofit organizations receive two basic types of income: restricted income and unrestricted income. These two types should be recorded separately and properly filed to avoid legal problems in the future, and if you are considering starting a nonprofit organization, it is imperative that you understand the difference between restricted and unrestricted income. Nonprofit Organizations: Restricted […]

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July 4, 2012


I continue to have the pleasure and good fortune to have many clients, prospects, and friends share many great articles and discussions regarding fundraising with me. Just recently, I was shared another article by a kind friend of mine that he saw on Charity Village’s web site and it really resonated with what I hear […]

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