Category: Giving Donations

November 15, 2017

Trademarks

Intellectual property refers to creations of the mind: inventions; literary and artistic works; and symbols, names and images used in commerce. Intellectual property is divided into two categories: Industrial Property includes patents for inventions, trademarks, industrial designs and geographical indications. A trademark is a symbol, word, or words legally registered or established by use as […]

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October 11, 2017

Transparency

If you Google transparency you get such synonyms as: translucency, limpidity, clearness, clarity, openness, accountability, straightforwardness and candor. Transparency is certainly a top consideration when deciding which charity to support. Familiarity also comes into play. Those very familiar with charities have more positive views such as the belief that these charities are important and have […]

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September 14, 2017

Unrestricted Funds

Donors to a nonprofit organization may designate or “restrict” the use of their donations to a particular purpose or project. An example is a gift to a special scholarship fund at a university. “Unrestricted Funds” are donations the nonprofit may use for any purpose. I mentioned this fundraising opportunity in a Blog several months ago, […]

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August 16, 2017

Leaving A Legacy

The dictionary would define Legacy as a gift or a bequest, that is handed down, endowed or conveyed from one person to another. It is something descendible one comes into possession of that is transmitted, inherited or received from a predecessor. The idea of leaving a legacy is the need or the desire to be […]

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July 12, 2017

Canada’s Charities Deserve Better

I recently re-read an article I saw years ago by Brad Offman, Managing Partner at Spire Philanthropy in Ontario, that I thought was worthwhile sharing; so I reached out to Brad and asked him if it would be okay if I shared this information in my monthly Blog. Thanks Brad for agreeing to this. Brad […]

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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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