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"I’m not judging or asking anyone for donations. Really, what I’d quite like to do is have a glass of wine and not talk about work."
I’m not judging or asking anyone for donations. Really, what I’d quite like to do is have a glass of wine and not talk about work
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For the kind of star endorsement that’s worth having, improving lives is payment enough.
For the kind of star endorsement that’s worth having, improving lives is payment enough, argues Ben Summerskill
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Last year, they developed a solution that enables them to help an additional 2600 households a year. How did they do this? Find out.
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"Technically speaking, this has never been a better time for charities to pursue planned giving – and for fundraisers with expertise in this area to find career opportunities. With a sluggish economy, high competition among charities, and an ever-increasing demand for resources and government constraints, charities need to focus their efforts on the most cost-effective fundraising channels. And compared to more traditional tools, planned giving is much more efficient to retain growth, says Malcolm Berry, VP of major gifts at the SickKids Foundation and chair of the Canadian Association of Gift Planners (CAGP) board."
When it comes to fundraising, charities have a number of options available to them
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"Most of our work as social media nonprofit professionals is to be present on our online communities, listen, engage, and manage content. But for many, those tasks are not necessarily the whole job even if your organization culture is streamlined and simple."
In the nonprofit sector, time is our most valuable resource.   It can't be recycled if we squander it. Distractions are time wasters and you need to
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"We wouldn't want to see donors shying away from supporting organizations that are on the cutting edge of trying to bring about really positive change for Canada." - Michelle Gauthier, Imagine Canada
One charity has already been deregistered and a number of others are in the crosshairs of the Canada Revenue Agency, which is conducting audits to determine whether some groups are getting too political. The challenge for donors is to understand what's at the heart of the audits and how it affects the charities they support.
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The figures come as Finance Minister Joe Oliver is facing pressure from charities to go further with a “stretch” tax credit that would reward donors with more generous credits as they increase their donations in comparison to previous years...

...Imagine Canada, the umbrella group that represents Canada’s charitable sector, views the number of people who claimed the credit as an encouraging result.

Michelle Gauthier, Imagine’s vice-president of public policy and community engagement, notes that estimates have previously stated that about 590,000 Canadians would be eligible for such a credit. Her organization is encouraged that a solid percentage of them have already contributed... ‪#‎StretchCredit‬
Take-up of incentive to encourage Canadians to make first charitable donation far less than Ottawa expected
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What are the important factors in creating buy-in for utilizing Big Data to optimize your impact? This article shows how you can do it at your nonprofit.
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Premier Kathleen Wynne says the Social Enterprise Demonstration Fund contribution is expected to leverage more than $6 million in investment from other sources, including the private sector.
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"Face-to-face fundraisers are very effective in securing long-term donations for charities – but aggressive ones, known as chuggers, should be ignored."

Fundraisers (and others) what are your perspectives?
Face-to-face fundraisers are very effective in securing long-term donations for charities – but aggressive ones, known as chuggers, should be ignored
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Our cause is Canada's charities and nonprofits.
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Imagine Canada is a national charitable organization whose cause is Canada’s charities and nonprofits. We strengthen the sector’s collective voice, serve as a forum and meeting place, and provide a supportive environment for organizations to build stronger communities.

Imagine Canada est un organisme qui promeut le rôle et la contribution des OSBL à la société canadienne. Il renforce la voix collective du secteur, agit comme forum et lieu de rencontre et crée un milieu propice dans lequel les organismes contribuent à bâtir des collectivités solides.