Category: Process of Fundraising

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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June 19, 2017

The importance of community events

Spring is here and so is the event fundraising season! Events that raise money for causes and nonprofits can take many forms from 5k runs and walk-a-thons to endurance bike rides. In recent years, nonprofits have expanded these activities to include mud runs, polar plunges, even head-shaving! But just like any large undertaking, planning a […]

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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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February 16, 2017

The Community Fund for Canada’s 150th

It is hard to believe that Canada is turning 150 years old! The Community Fund for Canada’s 150th will activate a breathtaking array of initiatives and activities that will bring out the best Canada has to offer for the sesquicentennial. The Fund will provide communities with thousands of small grants to support local projects, distributed […]

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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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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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September 22, 2016

The Power of Video Marketing – Part 2

I keep reading so many interesting articles on video marketing,  I thought it would be worth while to do a follow up to my August blog. So here is my September Blog entitled: The Power of Video Marketing – Part 2. In addition to highlighting video’s immense marketing power, I thought it would give me […]

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August 10, 2016

The Power of Video Marketing

I am now near the end of my 6th year in my business and have wanted to do a video since I began my business in November of 2010. Well, thanks to Travis E Cross, Producer/Director of Grand Cross Media, this dream has now become a reality. I’m really pleased at the final iteration of […]

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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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