Category: Giving Donations

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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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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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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August 20, 2019

Why do people give?

Do you ever wonder why some people give to one cause over another? Being a professional fundraiser, I think about this almost every day of my life. Why would one person and/or organization choose one charity, and someone else (and/or organization) support something completely different? I believe that whenever anyone donates to specific cause, they’re […]

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July 31, 2019

Benchmarking and cost per dollar raised

A difficult question, and often calculated in a variety of ways. Benchmarking between organizations is not standard so costs per dollar raised can vary widely depending on interpretation and exclusion/inclusion of such things as facilities costs, the percentage of the CEO’s salary that would be related to fundraising, and many other items. Benchmarking is often […]

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June 30, 2019

PATRONS • DONORS • SPONSORS

                              Investing in STEM education is critical for the future of our youth and the Canadian economy. The term STEM originates from a UNESCO initiative that recognized the need to utilize human ingenuity and talents to help solve the tough global […]

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April 30, 2019

BEING KIND IS COOL

Motivational Kind Quotes • “Love and kindness are never wasted. … • “What wisdom can you find that is greater than kindness?” – … • “You can accomplish by kindness what you cannot by force.” – … • “Kindness can become its own motive. … • “Human kindness has never weakened the stamina or softened […]

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