Category: Sponsorships

October 6, 2021

How to Organize a Charity Run Fundraiser

  I realize that it is late in the season to share this, however, the weather has been amazing lately in Calgary and it reminds me to share this with my network, so they have lots of preparation time for next year charity run fundraisers. I read this specific article through Donorbox, and I found […]

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February 24, 2021

Hoping that the golf fundraiser and other in-person nonprofit events are not far off?

With golf fundraisers and other nonprofit events, hopefully, coming up over the next several months, I would like to share the following information for you to think about. Sponsorship: Where a business gives cash or other property it may not necessarily be a gift to the charity. If the expectation of the transaction is to […]

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November 16, 2020

How to be a successful Board

1. All Board Members to make their own gift. 2. All Board Members to obtain their corporation’s gift, if applicable. 3. All Board Members to help identify individual donors you can approach. 4. All Board Members to identify corporate and foundation donors and/or sponsors you can approach. 5. Al Board Members to attend donor and/or […]

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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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April 3, 2020

The 2020, 16th, annual Calgary International Blues Festival

From July 27 – August 2, 2020, the Calgary Blues Music Association presents the 16th annual Calgary International Blues Festival, a full week of the best in blues in a variety of downtown settings and formats, including workshops, noon-hour live music performances, blues history panels, and more. The week culminates in 4 days & nights […]

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October 31, 2019

The 16th Annual 2020 Calgary International Blues Festival

  From July 27 – August 2, 2020, the Calgary Blues Music Association presents the 16th Annual Calgary International Blues Festival, a full week of the best in blues in a variety of downtown settings and formats, including workshops, noon-hour live music performances, blues history panels, and more. The week culminates in 4 days & […]

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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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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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June 8, 2018

Is it Time to Hire a Consultant?

I don’t normally do this, as I like to create as much of my own content as I can to share with my clients, prospects, and monthly Blog audience; however, I read an article last month by the Champion Group, a fundraising consultant business in Birmingham Alabama, that I just had to connect with and […]

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