Gift Giving In Today’s Tumultuous Times

It’s 9:00 am on Wednesday, November 26 and my inbox is already flooded with emails. Everyone, including our very own Chief Investment Officer, has taken the time to let me know that the BCE Deal has imploded and it’s probably not going to close.   While...

Fundraising Strategies

In many sophisticated fundraising organizations, there is still a sharp dichotomy between major and planned gifts. As a relatively new fundraising professional, I cannot, for the life of me, understand this how this approach truly benefits the donor. Despite the growing professionalism of the non-profit...

Street Fundraising

So you’re strolling down Queen Street West in downtown Toronto searching for a new pair of funky shoes to add to your collection and all of sudden, you’re approached by a clean-cut twentysomething in a colourful smock – “Do you have a few moments to...

Other Testamentary Options

While a charitable bequest in your Will is an easy and very effective way to make a legacy gift to your favourite charity, there are other options when comes to making a deferred donation. This article will explore two of them: life insurance and retirement...