Category: Giving Donations

April 21, 2017

Pain & Suffering

I went to a friend’s son’s funeral yesterday. His son passed away at the young age of 25 years. It’s very sad, as well as the pain and suffering he and the whole family have endured with struggling with his addictions. I know both the Fresh Start Recovery Centre and the Canadian Mental Health Association […]

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March 7, 2017

Fundraising Opportunity

For some time, I have been researching various fundraising opportunities to assist nonprofits with ways to increase their cash flow and increase donations and corporate support in ways that provide hassle free and sustainable revenue that flows to nonprofits monthly. Not an easy task at the best of times, but during this economic downturn even […]

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December 14, 2016

Give generously…please

Regardless of whether you celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, or any other holiday, this is a time of year many people look at the year and evaluate both their personal and work life. Whether you make actual formal resolutions for next year or not, one of the things that most of us are thinking about is […]

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November 3, 2016

Tax deductions on political donations

I thought with the US election nearing, I would do some investigation about the difference between donating to a Canadian political party versus an American political party. Here is some information I found: Canada’s federal election finance laws put limits on contributions to political parties and candidates. Only individuals — not corporations or trade unions […]

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October 13, 2016

A belated Thanksgiving message

Life is tough – I know that just sounds like a cliché, but for many people, it really is true. I know that, even on the scale of being “under the weather and a solo-entrepreneur, if I need to take time out to take care of my health, there is no one to pitch in […]

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July 5, 2016

Community Initiatives Program (CIP)

I hope everyone had a great Canada Day. There are many reasons I am very proud to live in Canada, including low crime, all of the national parks –  mountains and other beautiful landscape, clean air to breathe, abundance of water, our medical system, and so much more… I also feel so fortunate to live […]

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May 11, 2016

Impact Giving

On April 26, 2016 I had the privilege of attending a seminar put on by Mike Skrypnek for Operation Eyesight on income tax and estate tax reduction. Mike is an author of three books on business and philanthropy, including his most recent “Big Impact Giving”, and is an expert in guiding families in their personal […]

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March 16, 2016

Let’s trust we can all personally help make a difference

It is easy to get down in the mouth about the state of the world, as sometimes it seems like things are coming at us fast and furious and not all good. Sometimes I feel the world is more bad than good, (and I am a very optimistic person), but it is people like my […]

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February 17, 2016

Creating win-win relationships between individuals, businesses and nonprofits

There are a lot of loyalty cards out there to get deals/free merchandise i.e. Air Miles, gas cards, credit cards, etc. but if you don’t take advantage of them you are kind of throwing away some free money. I feel the same way about some of the ways to give to nonprofits. If there is […]

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June 17, 2015

Fundraising & Expense Ratios and Best Practices

Fundraising is any activity that includes a solicitation of present or future donations of cash or gifts in kind or the sale of goods or services to raise funds, whether explicit or implied. Fundraising expense ratios A charity’s fundraising ratio can serve as a self-assessment tool to see whether the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) is […]

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