March April 2022

Everything Comes Down to Relationships

By Maryann Kerr An excerpt from Tarnished: Let’s rethink, reimagine and cocreate a new social impact sector. In every workplace, there is an effort underway by leaders to earn the trust of stakeholders. Trust is the foundation of relationships, and relationships are everything. But what comes first? In his book, …

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Industry NewsMarch April 2022

Jean Lumb Foundation Toronto, Ontario

A table tennis champion from Vancouver, a scholar with a 99.5 percent average from Bolton, Ontario, an advocate for social justice from Calgary, a Taekwondo black-belt from Markham. These were four of eighteen student winners of the 24th Annual Jean Lumb Awards. Jean Lumb was the first Chinese Canadian woman …

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March April 2022

How One Small Charity Rose During the Pandemic

By Michael Brooke Anika Apollon is the founder of a remarkable charity that started up during the 2020 pandemic. While working full-time at her job as a funeral director, Anika started to think about how to help children in need — especially those who are with their families in shelters. …

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March April 2022

PROFILE: INSPIRATIONAL PHILANTHROPY – Paul Goldstein – A Force of Nature

By Michael Brooke To those in the insurance and financial world, he is known as a legend — a 40-year member of the Top of the Table club where the top one percent of all insurance agents reside. To the 700 children of Netzer Ariel, in Israel, he is known …

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March April 2022

Fundy Community Foundation Making Big Impact in Rural New Brunswick

By Kirsten Rouse In the fall of 2010, Peter and Cindy Bartlett tragically lost their young son Andrew. The close-knit family from St. Andrews, New Brunswick, had strong ties to the community and every single resident mourned the loss. While the loss was unexpected and devastating to the family, Peter …

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March April 2022

Vital Signs Bodes Well for All Life in Muskoka

By Lynn DeCaro The Muskoka Community Foundation, a charitable organization founded to support donors meet their philanthropic goals and support local charities in Muskoka’, published two Muskoka Vital Signs Reports in 2018 and 2021. At first glance the reader might wonder why the environment was included amongst topics such as …

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March April 2022

Helping Wildlife Though Land Donations

Staff More than 1,600 ecological gifts have been donated across Canada, protecting more than 213,000 hectares of wildlife habitat, including for many species at risk. The $1-billion milestone was reached with the most recent project in Frontenac County, Ontario, thanks in part to two generous neighbours who donated adjacent parcels …

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March April 2022

Protection, Attention and the Healing Words of a Leader

How The Fur-Bearers Maximize Their Voice By Michael Brooke In 2023, The Fur-Bearers will celebrate their 70th anniversary. Since 1953, the non-profit has been dedicated to advocating and protection for all fur bearing animals in Canada. This includes badgers, bears, beavers, foxes and coyotes. As Lesley Fox, their Executive Director …

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March April 2022

Fundraising Appeals: Think Before You Act

By Mary Cahalane So you’re ready to write a fundraising appeal. Now what? Before you even begin to write your appeal, there are some things you should think about. What’s the ONE thing you’ll ask a reader to do? Too often, we use a fundraising appeal as a catch-all for …

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March April 2022

The World Around Us

Russian oligarchs have donated millions to U.S. charities, museums and universities, according to analysis from the Anti-Corruption Data Collective. American philanthropies, museums and universities have accepted millions of dollars from tycoons aligned with Russian President Vladimir Putin, including several who are the targets of Western sanctions. As many as a …

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