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 good enough” just so you can cross names off your list.

I would like to challenge you to shift the way you spend your holiday gift giving dollars from getting various stuff, to giving to those who can really use it; and it’s not just about money, you can also donate your time, expertise or goods – it’s all a gift.

If you have kids, there’s nothing better than getting them involved in the decision-making process and providing them with a firsthand philanthropic experience to watch them enjoy that feel-good rush we get by doing good.

The first step is finding a needy organization which reflects your interests and values. There are certainly lots of them. My fitness instructor does an annual December run in Calgary where he hands out new socks and hats to the homeless – so cool – there is so much need and all you have to do is to want and be willing to help.

If, however, you need any assistance coming up with a nonprofit and/or charity, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with me, as I can certainly assure you, I know lots of them 😊.

Best of luck with your philanthropic efforts and Happy Holidays to whatever you celebrate!

If you would like to learn more about how my experience and skills may be able to help benefit your nonprofit, or a nonprofit you may be associated with, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with me as I would be pleased to meet and discuss the opportunity of working together.

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Wishing you very Happy Holidays,


Mitchell Ravvin, BComm, PFPC, CFRE
Professional Fundraiser
Rave Results Inc.
7436 21A Street SE
Calgary, AB T2C 0V9

Rave Results Inc. is a professional fundraising service specializing in assisting mid-size nonprofit organizations. Areas of expertise include: Donor Development, Major Gift Fundraising, Sponsorship, Planned Giving, and both Annual and Capital Campaigns.

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