3 Things You Should Know About Fundraising in Canada

Connection Cafe

Knowing Canadian giving habits is key to successful fundraising in Canada. Peer-to-peer fundraising in Canada is big. The success of events like this in Canada is simply because we love to support our friends in their charitable endeavours. Canadians are known for many things.

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Engineers Without Borders Canada

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

I greatly enjoy talking to students, and I am now in Ottawa, Canada, just having spoken to an incredible group of students, Engineers Without Borders Canada. Mainly engineering students, but as EWB Canada has grown and matured, they've increased the size of their umbrella and welcome non-engineering students. What was exciting was that EWB Canada had just put up their version of project development, which they call Intelligent Development.

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Ready For Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation?

Wild Apricot Blog

Canada''s anti-spam legislation took effect July 1, 2014. Here is some information and a list of resources to help you better understand CASL and the possible impact on your organization.

2015 Charitable Giving Report: Fundraising Continues to Grow

Connection Cafe

Nonprofit Fundraising Arts & Cultural Canada charitable giving report Digital Fundraising giving tuesday Higher Ed Online Fundraising online givingBlackbaud’s 2015 Charitable Giving Report includes more than $18.2 billion in total fundraising and $2.2

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What’s Really Driving the Increase in Online Giving?

Connection Cafe

Nonprofit Fundraising Blackbaud Index Blackbaud Index Canada Canadian Giving millennials Online Donation Pages Online Fundraising Tips online givingIf you’re like most nonprofits and charitable organizations you’re seeing growth in online giving. How fast is your online giving growing? Maybe 25% or more? The latest figures from the Blackbaud Index for Canadian giving and U.S.

October 27: Free Cloud Computing Webinar from TechSoup Canada

Tech Soup Blog

This post was written by Tierney Smith, community manager of TechSoup Canada. Join us for a free webinar hosted by TechSoup Canada on Thursday, October 27th. During the month of October, join TechSoup.org and the TechSoup Global Network for our Cloud Computing Worldwide campaign. Check back throughout the month for blog posts, webinars, and dispatches from around the world on cloud computing for nonprofits, NGOs, and public libraries.

NPD Canada - Home

AFP Blog

NPD Canada - Home : This year, all Canadians were encouraged to participate on a Twitter contest by tweeting how they were changing the world to hashtag #npdTELUS. The five most inspiring tweets earned the sender a $500 contribution to their favorite charitable cause. The five tweets selected are

The State of the Canadian Web Nation

NTEN

Nearly a year ago, my colleagues Fraser Green, Todd Jamieson, and I decided we could no longer simply work with unreliable or incomplete statistics and benchmarks about nonprofit websites in Canada, and that you shouldn’t have to either. Canada website strategy Holly Wagg.

How Furniture Bank Used Innovative Technology to Increase Social Impact | TechSoup Canada

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How Furniture Bank Used Innovative Technology to Increase Social Impact | TechSoup Canada : ''via Blog this

In Canada, Online Giving Reigns - Press - AFP

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In Canada, Online Giving Reigns - Press - AFP: "In Canada, Online Giving Reigns(Sept. 14, 2010) Online giving has surpassed traditional modes of transacting gifts among all Canadian donors under the age of 65, reports fundraising consultant Penelope Burk from her recent survey of more than 7,000 Canadian donors. However, nonprofits continue to underestimate young donors as a source of significant

Text-to-donate: charitable giving in 8 characters | TechSoup Canada

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Text-to-donate: charitable giving in 8 characters | TechSoup Canada : I’ll come back to this, first the facts: Text-to-donate in Canada is made possible through the Mobile Giving Foundation Canada (MGFC), a registered charity whose purpose it is to enable text message donations for the benefit of other registered charities in Canada.

Inside a Website Redesign: Plan Canada

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Plan Canada is a child-centered community development organization. Mark Banbury, Vice President and Chief Information Officer of Plan Canada, shared with me some insights into the recent redesign of their website They work with children, their families, communities, organizations and local governments to bring about positive change.

Canada's Most Generous Online Cities

Connection Cafe

Author: Tad Druart. Our third annual ranking of the Most Generous Cites in the US for Online Giving to charity sparked a number of questions via social media about which Canadian cities are most generous. It is more difficult to get an “apples-to-apples” comparison of Canadian cities as our ability to standardize and correct addresses in US cities is easier and some of the multi-language requirements of Canadian providences complicates the reporting.

CANADIAN WIRELESS TELECOMMUNICATIONS ASSOCIATION | Mobile Giving for Haiti Earthquake Relief Raises $500,000 in Canada

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CANADIAN WIRELESS TELECOMMUNICATIONS ASSOCIATION | Mobile Giving for Haiti Earthquake Relief Raises $500,000 in Canada: "Mobile Giving for Haiti Earthquake Relief Raises $500,000 in CanadaMobile Giving Foundation Canada Enables Leading National Non-Profit Organizations to Drive General Public Donations via Mobile PhonesOTTAWA, Feb. 2 /CNW Telbec/ - The Mobile Giving Foundation Canada (MGF Canada

Redesign or Realign? Four things to consider to improve your website | TechSoup Canada

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Four things to consider to improve your website | TechSoup Canada : Last week’s Toronto Net Tuesday, titled “Redesign or Realign? Redesign or Realign? Four Things to Consider to Improve Your Website” focused on just this predicament. Presented by Chris Wulff of Patience and Fortitude Consulting, the session delved into questions that nonprofits are faced with time and time again: “We’ve got a site, now how do we make it better?” Where do we go from here?” What’s next

Infographic: 2013 Nonprofit Communication Trends

TechImpact

In the infographic below, check out what nonprofit CEOs from the United States, Canada, and other countries had to say about their nonprofit’s communication tendencies. No matter how you look at it, communication is key.

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Your Volunteers Rock! Be Sure to Tell Them How During National Volunteer Week

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April 12 to 18th is National Volunteer Week in Canada and the U.S. Here are some resources to help you recognize and celebrate with your volunteers - including our Expert Webinar on "Converting Joiners to Stayers", tips and tools from Volunteer Canada and Points of Light. national volunteer week webinar Volunteers

Nortel Pullout Hits Laptop-for-Poor-Nations Program Hard | Embassy - Canada's Foreign Policy Newspaper

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Nortel Pullout Hits Laptop-for-Poor-Nations Program Hard | Embassy - Canada's Foreign Policy Newspaper: "owever, Nortel was forced to file for bankruptcy protection in January and, according to officials, has ceased its involvement in the OLPC program.'As

TechSoup Canada Art Installation

Tech Soup Blog

My favorite-thing-of-the-week award goes to Toronto artist Gil Martinez for this art installation he designed to help celebrate the launch of TechSoup Canada. Here's what TechSoup Canada marketing manager Donnie Claudinho had to say about the piece: The launch of TechSoup Canada would not have been the same without Gil's creative leadership.

Happy Healthy Nonprofit Workplaces: How To Kick the Sit Out It

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Last week, I was honored to do the keynote workshop at the Peel Leadership Center’s TimeOut Conference in Toronto, Canada. Kick The Sit Out of It: This is a healthy workplace initiative in Canada called “ Sitkicker,” designed to get people standing up at work.

Peer to Peer Fundraising is Changing—Are You Keeping Up?

Connection Cafe

This annual report examines the performance of 16,855 events in the United States and Canada over a three-year period from January 1, 2014 to December 31, 2016. Last week Blackbaud released the results of our 2016 Peer-to-Peer Fundraising study.

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24 Must-Read Fundraising and Social Media Reports for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

For Nonprofits in Canada: 1. 2016 Canada’s Charitable Sector :: Download. Published by the Canada Revenue Agency. The reports listed below are just a small sampling of some of the research available to nonprofits on the subjects of online fundraising and social media.

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How to Organize Volunteers to Maximize Impact

Wild Apricot Blog

million in Canada, there’s certainly not a shortage volunteers. With over 62.5 million people volunteering in the US and 12.7 So, how do you organize your volunteers in a way that maximizes their impact with your organization, and, you know… makes them want to stick it out in the long run? association nonprofit organize Volunteers

YouTube Extends Their Nonprofit Program to Canada and Australia

Nonprofit Tech for Good

In addition to the United States and the United Kingdom, nonprofits in Canada and Australia can now also take advantage of YouTube’s Nonprofit Program. Good news! The benefits of the program incude: Premium branding capabilities and increased uploading capacity ( View Example ). The option to drive fundraising through a Google Checkout “Donate&# button. Listing on the Nonprofit channels and the Nonprofit videos pages.

28 Must-Read Fundraising and Social Media Reports for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

For Nonprofits in Canada: 1. Published by Philanthropic Foundations Canada and Imagine Canada. The reports listed below are just a small sampling of some of the research available to nonprofits on the subjects of online fundraising and social media.

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Ten Must-Follow Nonprofits on LinkedIn

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Nature Conservancy of Canada. linkedin.com/company/nature-conservancy-of-canada. Some nonprofits have thousands, tens of thousands, even hundreds of thousands of LinkedIn Company Page followers, and yet have not customized their page or posted a single update.

13 of the Best Nonprofit Videos from the Last 13 Years

Nonprofit Tech for Good

World Wildlife Fund Canada. YouTube launched almost 13 years ago on February 14, 2005 and you got to give credit to the early adopter nonprofits active on YouTube in its early years.

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Alistair Croll, Guest Post: Using Twitter for Fundraising - Lessons Learned from Beers for Canada

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Last week, we helped out our friends at Visible Government with their Beers for Canada campaign. A week before Canada Day (July 1) we built and tested a simple site that encouraged donors to “buy their country a beer” — basically making a donation.

Online Storytelling: TechSoup Canada Video Tips

Tech Soup Blog

Many of you may not know, but TechSoup Canada has its own site and services for nonprofits in Canada. If you've not visited their blog yet, you should, regardless of where you are. They have a terrific recap of a recent Net Tuesday held in Toronto that was focused on online storytelling with video. They highlight a variety of attendees' experiences and list some really useful tips for getting started even if you don't have any video experience.

Say A Big Thank You To Your Volunteers

Wild Apricot Blog

and Canada. It''s National Volunteer Week in the U.S. Here are some ideas and resources for celebrating your volunteers this year. Volunteers

Recent Trends in Giving

Wild Apricot Blog

Here are some recent reports offering insight into giving trends, including e-Giving in Canada and Peer-to-Peer event fundraising. events Fundraising

Report: Volunteer Levels Hold Steady in Canada

Wild Apricot Blog

The new Not-for-Profit Pulse Report on Volunteering, just released by the Association Resource Center (ARC), based on a survey of 74 Canadian not-for-profit organizations, looks at the changes non-profits are seeing in the way people volunteer their time and what, if anything, they are doing to adapt.( read more ).

Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Canada Gains Flexible Access, Consistent Communications with Microsoft Dynamics CRM

Tech Soup Blog

Canada (BBBSC), a quickly expanding and diverse organization that spans more. Many of the agencies turned to TechSoup Canada for help. TechSoup Canada. across Canada waiting for mentors," he says. and TechSoup Canada are committed to.

10 Online Job Boards for Nonprofit Professionals

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Charity Village (Canada). If you are a nonprofit professional feeling restless or unsatisfied at your current job, 2016 is shaping up to be a good year to make a change. According to the 2016 Nonprofit Employment Practices Report , 57% of nonprofits plan on creating new positions in 2016.

New Webinar Series for Nonprofits in Australia & Oceania

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Louis, Missouri and the vast majority of our webinars are scheduled to accommodate nonprofits on the East Coast of the United States and Canada and Western Europe. Nonprofit Tech for Good is based in St.

So Fast Google Can’t Ignore You: Donations Optimized For SEO

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SOS Children’s Villages Canada. Daniel Loftus shares how SOS Children’s Villages Canada put its website back on the SEO map, without adding any new content. SOS Children’s Villages Canada’s role is to raise funds in Canada to fund programs in Africa, Asia, and Latin America. Dan Loftus shares how SOS Children’s Villages Canada put its website back on the SEO map, without adding any new content. Daniel Loftus. Director of Integrated Marketing.

February 11 Is National 2-1-1 Day!

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The success 2-1-1 garnered in the United States opened services in Toronto, Canada in 2002. VisionLink Is Proud To Support 2-1-1s Do you know 2-1-1? Did you know that in 1997 the United Way of Metropolitan Atlanta was the first to introduce a 2-1-1 service?

Using Technology for Mission: Ontario 211 and NTEN Hear From the Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada

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Organization: Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada. Building community within the brain tumour community in Canada - providing places for them to connect with one another and to learn about brain tumours.

8 Steps to Organize Volunteers to Maximize Impact

Wild Apricot Blog

million in Canada, there’s certainly not a shortage volunteers. With over 62.5 million people volunteering in the US and 12.7 So, how do you organize your volunteers in a way that maximizes their impact with your organization, and, you know… makes them want to stick it out in the long run? association nonprofit Volunteers organize

15 Online Job Boards for Nonprofit Professionals

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Charity Village (Canada). Working at a nonprofit often pays less than the for-profit sector, but the perks of extended vacation time, flex time, and the personal satisfaction of having a meaningful professional life can outweigh the financial downside of building a nonprofit career.