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Bloomerang launches AI content assistant for nonprofits

CHICAGO, IL—Bloomerang, a leading donor, volunteer, and fundraising management software platform for nonprofits across the U.S. and Canada, announced powerful updates to its email builder, specifically tailored for busy nonprofits. These enhancements simplify the process of creating high-impact emails, even for organizations with limited staff, budget, or design expertise. These …

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Corporate PhilanthropyHunger

Days Inns – Canada Reunites with Food Banks Canada for Second Annual #FeedSummer Campaign

TORONTO, ON–Days Inns Canada proudly announced for the second year in a row, an impactful donation to Food Banks Canada in aid of their Food For All initiative. This contribution helps replenish stock, distribute substantial donations, and deliver perishable items to Food Banks Canada’s network of food banks across the …

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Family FoundationsFunded Research

The Slaight Family Foundation announces $30 million to dementia prevention and care

Strategic funding to address an expected surge in dementia diagnoses by 2030 TORONTO, ON–The Slaight Family Foundation announced another phase of strategic philanthropy, with a $30 million donation to support seven Canadian organizations in enhancing dementia research, prevention and compassionate care. This investment comes at a critical time, with the …

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May June 2024 Issue

Five Lives: What We Do – May/June 2024

Each issue Foundation Magazine provides a mini-profile of five people whose work and commitment make Canada a more liveable country. We thank them for their service. Diane Lacaille is the Scientific Director and Senior Scientist at Arthritis Research Canada; as well as a Professor, Department of Medicine, at the University …

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May June 2024 Issue

Historic Plaques Which Honour Philanthropy – Patricia McLean | Sarnia, Ontario

Patricia McLean | Sarnia, Ontario Recognizing a lifetime dedicated to volunteer work and the community’s heritage, in July of 2023 the City of Sarnia unveiled a plaque honouring Patricia McLean. Family members; past and present Sarnia Heritage Committee members; and City Council representatives gathered at the Centennial Cairn and recently …

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May June 2024 Issue

Improving the Volunteer Experience and Responding to Changes in Local Demographics

By Tracy Drenth Like many not-for-profit organizations across the country, St. Joseph’s Health Care London (St. Joseph’s), experienced a drastic decline in the number of volunteers post-pandemic. The individuals most relied upon by our hospital were sidelined as they were deemed most vulnerable. During the peak of the pandemic, my …

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May June 2024 Issue

How the Canadian Federal Budget Affects the Charitable Sector

Alternative Minimum Tax (“AMT”) Reform By CAGP Staff In effect for almost forty years, AMT was introduced as a means for the government to ensure individuals and certain trusts pay at least a minimum amount of tax. AMT is an alternative tax regime where high-income earners and trusts calculate their …

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May June 2024 Issue

A Note to Advisors: Our Charity Partners are our Secret Weapon for Client Impact

By Serena Hak It is no secret that for decades there has been a push, both in the financial sector and the charitable sector, for more strategic collaboration to enhance charitable giving. As financial advisors, we know that this is good for our business. Clients appreciate advisors who understand their …

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May June 2024 Issue

Direct Mail Benchmarks Research: Fundraisers, Welcome to Your New Normal

By Good Works Over the past four years, direct mail performance in Canada has been all over the map. We’ve seen record highs (looking at you, 2020) and big drops (hello, 2022), and everything in-between. I think we’d all agree we’re ready for some stability, and that’s why we’re quite …

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May June 2024 Issue

Sustaining Charities by Cultivating Communities: Lessons from The Giving Report 2024

By Duke Chang As social circles shrink and Canadians are increasingly disconnected, the number of Canadians giving to charities continues to decline — straining charitable operations across the country. It’s very likely that you know of someone like Jessica: she’s 32 years old and shares a small apartment with her …

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