Donation ProgramsTrends + Research

What donors should consider when choosing a charity for their holiday giving

Why financial metrics are not all they’re cracked up to be when evaluating a charity By Gena Rotstein and Richard Ouellette As we near the time of year that charity rating reports come out, and people’s pocketbooks open. In the wake of the WE Charity scandal perhaps it is time …

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COVID-19Industry NewsTrends + Research

New Toronto Foundation report reveals devastating toll of COVID-19 ripple effects on Toronto

The Toronto Fallout Report also shares insights from Toronto community leaders on an equitable recovery TORONTO, ON–Toronto Foundation’s new Toronto Fallout Report measures the severe impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and its knock-on effects on Toronto over the last seven months. Real-time quantitative data from dozens of sources shows that …

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CryptocurrenciesCybersecurityMobile PaymentsTrends + Research

Is Blockchain Moving to the Mainstream?

Moving to the mainstream, and into the donor universe? By Monica Eaton-Cardone The J.P. Morgan Chase blockchain-based Interbank Information Network (IIN)’s launch of the JPM Coin digital currency has sparked renewed international interest in both cryptocurrency and blockchain1. The company recently announced that 220 banks have signed on to IIN, …

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Awareness CampaignChildren's ProgramsTrends + Research

Breakfast Club of Canada Set to Assess Its Social Impact

A great tool to fast-track the development of the Club and its partner organizations, help more than 1 million young Canadians who go to school on an empty stomach VANCOUVER, BC–With one in four Canadian children going to school without breakfast in 2019 – or one in two in Indigenous …

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CharitiesTrends + Research

Ninety Five percent of Canadians want to give gifts that have a lasting impact: Ipsos

From clean water to education, Canadians can give gifts that have the power to create lasting change MISSISSAUGA, ON–As Canadians search for the perfect gifts for their loved ones, a new Ipsos survey shows meaningful gifts with impact are what’s trending. The survey found that almost all Canadians (95%) want …

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LeadershipTrends + Research

Women, racialized minority representation in Montreal’s senior leadership on the rise

Canadian Women’s Foundation backs study MONTREAL, QC–A new study shows that the representation of women and racialized minorities in senior leadership positions in the Greater Montreal Area (GMA) has increased since 2016 but both are still under-represented based on their proportion in the population. Ryerson University’s Diversity Institute and Canada …

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FundingTrends + Research

2019 U.S. Donor-Advised Fund Report: Grants to Charities Exceed $23 Billion

Total Charitable Assets Surpass $121 Billion ; National Philanthropic Trust’s 13th annual report reveals how tax reform, financial market fluctuations and heightened interest in philanthropy impacted DAF sector JENKINTOWN, PA –The 2019 Donor-Advised Fund Report, the most comprehensive data on donor-advised funds (DAFs) in the U.S., reveals growth in key metrics for …

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Donation ProgramsTrends + Research

Report Reveals Food Bank Use is Growing at Double the Rate of Population

Annual Who’s Hungry Report Illustrates Data on Causes and Consequences of Food Insecurity across Toronto Region TORONTO–Food is a basic human right enshrined in the International Declaration of Human Rights, yet 1 in 7 households in the Toronto region are food insecure. Food bank use in the Toronto region is …

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