Category: Giving Donations

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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March 6, 2019

STEPS OFF THE STREET 2019 RUN OR WALK

YOU CAN MAKE CHANGE POSSIBLE Sunday April 14 @ 10 AM (registration begins at 9am) Eau Claire Running Room: 200 Barclay Parade SW, Market Unit A01, Calgary, AB T2P 4R5 Two Distances: 3k or 5k Runners and Walkers welcome for both distances The Doorway is a nonprofit, NGO, social project aimed at Making Change Possible […]

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February 13, 2019

Do you know about the great work that “The Doorway” is doing in Calgary?

2019 is off to a great start for me and my business, as I have just begun an amazing new adventure with Marilyn Dyck, Executive Director, and her team at The Doorway. Through my new role in Community & Resource Development there, I will establish and strengthen relationships with donors, employers, and the community, to […]

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January 16, 2019

Need some help finding sponsors and/or donors for your upcoming golf tournaments or other events for 2019?

With golf season and other outdoor events beginning over the next few months, I would like to share some information with you regarding the difference between a sponsor, donor, and gift in Kind, as some nonprofit organizations I have met with still require some clarity around this. Sponsorship –Where a business gives cash or other […]

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July 25, 2018

Monthly Giving

The benefits of the Monthly Giving Program offer many benefits to both the donor and the nonprofit: • Monthly Giving programs make donations easier • Increased giving and donations • Increased Retention Rates • Low Administration Costs • Predictable Income • Better Communication • Engaging Younger Donors • Environmentally friendly I don’t disagree that many […]

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