May June 2022

The Metaverse Comes to Philanthropy

In Budapest, Hungary, Next Earth established a new collaboration with SEE Turtles, a non-profit organization working to protect endangered sea turtles through conservation tours, education, funding, and more. The campaign ran from 19 May to 2 June. As part of the “Clean-the-ocean” charity campaign, a game is being launched in …

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May June 2022

The Role of Finance Continues to Evolve

By Daniel Oh The roles of CFOs and controllers have been greatly transformed in recent years with the increased demand for accounting automation and the need to adapt to change. Today, their responsibilities could include corporate planning, strategy, and connecting the dots between financial and operational data to drive business …

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May June 2022

Seen, Heard & Noted

May 17th was International Day against homophobia and transphobia. For this occasion, the Fondation Émergence and advertising agency Havas Montréal, created at the Haute École d’Horlogerie Arc in Switzerland, a first of its kind: a 54-second watch, illustrating that time is different for everyone depending on your sexual orientation, identity …

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May June 2022

Inside AFP Fundraising Day: An In-Person Experience Again

By Michael Brooke Foundation Magazine had an opportunity to attend the Association of Fundraising Professionals Greater Toronto Chapter Fundraising Day at the end of May. This was the first time that the AFP had the chance to gather face-to-face in over two years. A quick glance over at the lanyard …

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May June 2022

Seven Faces of Philanthropy

Wealth Management – Malcolm Burrows   By Malcolm Burrows The Seven Faces of Philanthropy: A New Approach to Cultivating Major Donors is an iconic American fundraising book published in 1994. In it authors Russ Allen Prince and Karen Maru File neatly categorize charitable profiles. While written for a fundraising audience, …

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May June 2022

The Friends of Leith Church

The cemetery and buildings in Leith Ontario and the nearby Annan cemetery are maintained by the non profit association Friends of Leith Church. A strong flock of volunteers under the guidance and hard work of Jim Glaves (pictured), the chairman of the cemetery board, this group has been responsible for …

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May June 2022

A New Generation of Volunteers

Leadership – Kathleen Provost Change seen as an opportunity By Kathleen A. Provost, CFRE, MAdEd As a professional fundraiser, I sometimes wonder — if change is good, why is it so difficult? In my article entitled The Great Awakening (Jan/Feb 2022 issue), I talked about the learning coming after weathering …

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May June 2022

Fundraising Legacy Creates Endless Opportunities for Amputees

By Martine Lepine What began as an Association to assist war amputee veterans returning from the First World War has expanded over the years from assisting war amputees — whom they still serve today — to all amputees, including children. Julian Telfer Wan, 26, was born a left hand amputee …

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May June 2022

No Apology Needed

Thinking Out Loud – Maryann Kerr   By Maryann Kerr I’ve been thinking about the politics of apologies and how these politics have a significant impact on our progress in the philanthropic sector. The politics of apologies is a topic covered well in several articles I have read recently online …

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May June 2022

Is Strategic Philanthropy Part of Your Major Donors’ Estate Planning?

The Accidental Philanthropist – Mark Halpern   Five ways affluent families use Life Insurance to preserve wealth and create enduring charitable legacies   By Mark Halpern, CFP, TEP, MFA-P I recently moderated a panel discussion about insurance strategies at the 3rd annual Northwind Institute High Net Worth forum at beautiful …

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