July/August 2021 Issue

Turning a New Chapter in Philanthropy Empowering the Community

By Sara Krynitzki and Phylicia Davis-Wesseling These last 16 months have been a pivotal time for all of us in the Canadian philanthropic sector as the systemic and pervasive inequities that exist in our country have been laid bare. In just the last year we have witnessed a flood of …

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July/August 2021 Issue

The Gift of Art

Passion Assets: How gifts of art and culture can be a catalyst to better gift planning conversations By Stuart Keeler Your client’s Great Aunt Aiysha has just given them a painting and a much-loved stamp collection and they are not sure what to do with them. My advice: have the …

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July/August 2021 Issue

The Evolution of Strategic Philanthropy in Canada

By Paul Nazareth “Think big, start small, scale up”, a phrase shared often by our community leader Ruth MacKenzie, CEO of the Canadian Association of Gift Planners. CAGP, founded almost 30 years ago has been thinking big and successfully scaling for some time now — excitingly, as we build on …

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July/August 2021 Issue

Diversifying Diversity

Women Well Represented in Nonprofit Sector, But What About Intersectionality?: Part Three By Tanya Hannah Rumble, CFRE and Mariya Yurokova, MBA, CFRE This is our third and final installment of our series on intersectionality in the non-profit sector. Sharing the lived experience of three professionals who are inspiring and champions …

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July/August 2021 Issue

Creative Charitable Gifting Strategies

By Mark Halpern, CFP, TEP, MFA-P There are many wonderful ways for your supporters to be remembered for leaving more to charity and family instead of a large sum to the tax department. This column explains some effective strategies (that don’t get enough attention) to facilitate more significant gifts from …

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July/August 2021 Issue

The Evolution of Health Care

By Sarah Chamberlin What comes to mind when you think of health care? Is it the nurses, doctors and staff who treat us? Is it how we take care of ourselves through personal fitness and nutrition? Or, is it the structures —hospitals, procedures, and policies — that keep the health …

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July/August 2021 Issue

Philanthropic Partnerships

The true meaning of a partnership in the charitable sector By Kathleen Provost As a professional fundraiser, I always try to identify potential donors who want to make gifts to specific causes in the hopes to achieve a true philanthropic partnership. For me, a true philanthropic partnership means both parties …

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July/August 2021 Issue

Philanthropist as Villain. Or Not.

By Malcolm Burrows Some of the most nefarious villains in popular culture are philanthropists. The fabulous — and fabulously junky — Netflix series Lupin makes it clear. Philanthropists are smiling hypocrites with too much money and no scruples. In Lupin, the villain that bedevils the titular gentleman burglar hero (played …

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July/August 2021 Issue

Seen, Heard & Noted

Rainbow Railroad, an international organization that helps LGBTQI+ people escape violence and persecution to find a path to safety, joined The Honourable Minister Marco Mendicino at an announcement of a new, dedicated refugee stream in Canada for international Human Rights Defenders. Rainbow Railroad welcomes this announcement and looks forward to …

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July/August 2021 Issue

The World Around Us

An ostrich-like bird, the Darwin’s (or Lesser) rhea is one of the most distinctive, fabled and endangered residents of the Chilean steppe. Rheas do not fly, but thanks to their unusually large wings, which they spread behind their bodies while running from predators, they can sprint at speeds over 50 …

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