March April 2022

New Ways to Help Ukraine

By Malcolm Burrows The invasion of Ukraine by Russia has prompted many Canadians to ask, “how can I help?”. This war is different from previous international disasters and so is the response to it by ordinary caring citizens. New ways to help are shattering traditional charity norms. This isn’t a …

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March April 2022

BEYOND 2022: what now? In Conversation with Bruce MacDonald

By Kathleen A. Provost, CFRE, MAdEd As a professional fundraiser, I have come to wonder how the presence of a global pandemic over the last two years will shape my profession. In my last article, I talked about a “Great Awakening”, wondering what may come from what we learned from …

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March April 2022

Eat your cake. And donate it too!

By Mark Halpern, CFP, TEP, MFA-P There are many ways to mix and match insurance products to meet your financial planning needs. Today, I’d like to introduce you to one that lets you enjoy relatively high levels of guaranteed income for life and leave a meaningful bequest to your favourite …

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March April 2022

Building Equity, One Program at a Time

By Mona-Lisa Prosper To be truly inclusive, you must be intentional about it. Diversity is a fact, but inclusion is a choice! Marginalized communities are said to be those excluded from mainstream social, economic, educational, and/or cultural life and that exclusion has been entrenched in our society for quite some …

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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

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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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

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

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

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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