Building Partnerships – At Spire Philanthropy, we offer an innovative approach to relationship building between corporations and charities. We work with a variety of public, private and not-for-profit organizations to build long-term, meaningful relationships that have a sustainable, lasting impact.
My first article on corporate community investment attempted to dispel some of the basic tenets of corporate philanthropy – namely, that the notion of “corporate philanthropy” is a misguided one because all corporate giving must be driven by building shareholder value and that the values...Read More
There are many myths and erroneous assumptions about how corporations manage their community investments. The first myth (and probably the most important one to dispel) is the notion of corporate philanthropy – that corporations are philanthropic entities that share human goals and ideals. The faster...Read More
It’s time to have a frank discussion about charities and their administrative and fundraising costs. Over the past decade, the increasing focus on a charity’s cost of doing business – and yes, charities are in the business of societal betterment – has forced the entire...Read More
Tucked away in the latest Federal Budget were several proposed provisions which will radically impact the way that charities manage their donations. These provisions, which reform and substantially simplify the existing disbursement quota rules, should dramatically impact the conversations that gift planners (and all fundraisers)...Read More
The recent influx of commercial donor-advised funds (aka “charitable giving funds”) into the charitable marketplace has raised the eyebrow of many fundraising professionals employed by the thousands of charities currently operating in Canada. How will this impact my bottom line? Will these new charitable programs...Read More
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...Read More
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...Read More