Scotiabank makes $3.1 Million Donation to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Canada

Funds Boost Nationwide Mentorship Programs TORONTO–Youth mentorship has been given a tremendous boost thanks to a transformational $3.1 million donation by Scotiabank to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Canada. Hundreds of thousands of young people across Canada are growing up in vulnerable situations including poverty, family instability, or identity-based discrimination. …

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Lowe’s Canada Wins a Philanthropic Leadership Award

The creative and collaborative approach of Lowe’s Canada Heroes Campaign celebrated BOUCHERVILLE, QC–Lowe’s Canada, one of Canada’s leading home improvement companies, accepted a Philanthropic Leadership award during the 2019 Excellence in Retailing Award Gala held last night at the Toronto Congress Centre. The award, which recognizes a creative, collaborative and …

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SickKids-Caribbean Initiative gets new $1 million donation from Scotiabank

TORONTO–At the Beyond Boundless event in support of the SickKids Herbie Fund, Scotiabank announced a new $1 million donation to support Phase Two of the SickKids-Caribbean Initiative, a project with a goal of helping to build a sustainable program to diagnose and treat paediatric cancer and serious blood disorders in …

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Creativity: A Fading Spark We Must Reignite

By Agostino Guastella Art has been in my life from the day I was old enough to use a crayon. Growing up, I was lucky to have my creativity nurtured at home and in school. My high school art teacher recognized my passion for art, exposed me to its application …

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New Insights Feature Helps Nonprofits Uncover New Major Gift Prospects

CHARLOTTETOWN–iWave has added their new Insights feature, which helps nonprofits segment their database and uncover major gift prospects by analyzing an individual’s donation history with the specific organization as well as wealth and philanthropic indicators within iWave’s database. A common challenge for many nonprofits is their database contains thousands of …

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Vancouver-Based iATS Payments Launches First of its Kind Coworking Space Dedicated Exclusively to Nonprofit Organizations

Free of charge, nonprofits gain access to high-demand, modern office space and industry-specific resources to alleviate overhead costs and promote organizational growth VANCOUVER–iATS Payments, a leading provider of payment solutions for nonprofit organizations around the world, announced the launch of The Greenhouse, a first of its kind coworking space exclusively …

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Aeroplan Miles donated to Air Canada Foundation matched to help transport sick children for medical care they need away from home

Matching Miles Campaign Means Aeroplan Members Double the Value of their Miles Given to Help Sick Children MONTREAL–Donors wanting to help sick children travel for needed medical care will be able to double the impact of their contribution next week through the Aeroplan Miles Matching campaign in support of the …

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Truly touching the donor: The benefits of blending digital and mail personalization

By Steve Falk Personalization is back on the agenda. I’m not talking about cold, hard data-driven strategies, but rather the touches that make the experience of relating to an organization as personal, trusting and genuine as possible: despite digital interfaces and algorithms that automate interactions. Like driving in today’s vehicles. …

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Can smaller NFPs compete with foundations?

Fundraising: Can smaller NFPs compete with foundations? By Jason Egbuna The not-for-profit (NFP) landscape continues to change, and one of the growing focal points is the growth of corporate foundations. As NFPs work to obtain valuable donor dollars, they know that they are in competition with corporate foundations that typically have …

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Fundraising: Integrating offline and online channels

Fundraising: How to Improve Donor Acquisition and Renewal By Liz Attfield For many years Canadian non-profit organizations have been facing declining performance in direct mail acquisition. The reasons are multifaceted. They include the aging of the typical direct mail donor, list fatigue and sometimes stale creative. Charities have also had …

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