A Guide to Exploring the Untapped Potential of Canada’s Multicultural Donors

Connection Cafe

And our communities are becoming increasingly diverse; newcomers to Canada currently account for nearly 20% of the population, and by 2036, it is projected that as many as 1 in 3 citizens will be foreign-born. Nonprofit Nonprofit Fundraising Canada Imagine Canada multicultural donors

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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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Future of Volunteering from the Volunteer Canada Perspective

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We got the opportunity to sit down for an interview with Elizabeth Dove, the Director of Corporate Citizenship for Volunteer Canada. Elizabeth Dove is the organizational lead on supporting companies in their employee/stakeholder community engagement programs at Volunteer Canada.

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3 Things You Should Know About Fundraising in Canada

Connection Cafe

Knowing Canadian giving habits is key to successful fundraising in Canada. Whether you are an international organization moving in to Canada or simply new to the country there are a few things you need to learn, and the below list will help you understand some of the most important giving behaviours that make Canadians unique. Peer-to-peer fundraising in Canada is big. Face-to-face and door-to-door fundraising in Canada is huge. Canadians are known for many things.

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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

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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.

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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

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Ready For Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation?

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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.

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In Canada, Online Giving Reigns - Press - AFP

AFP Blog

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

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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.

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Inside a Website Redesign: Plan Canada

NetWits

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.

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Executive Insights on Nonprofit Resiliency During COVID-19

Connection Cafe

Blackbaud Canada recently hosted our first – ever digital executive roundtable , Necessity Breeds Innovation: Getting Back to Business. Nonprofit Nonprofit Management Canada coronavirus COVID-19 Stories of Resilience

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

AFP Blog

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

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

AFP Blog

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

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SEO Service In Canada Can Speed Up Your Business Growth

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

So, good SEO service in Canada can really benefit small and medium sized businesses. There are many different, innovative yet effective ways of creating marketing strategies that are implemented online. Search engine optimization is the most efficient online marketing strategy that can be implemented by small businesses. Any business having online presence needs to have a well optimized website. A website that is not optimized is always at high risk of losing its presence online.

5 of the Biggest Major Gift Myths – Busted!

Connection Cafe

Learn more in Blackbaud Canada’s free on-demand webinar “Major Gifts Mythbusting” Myth #2: You should pause on major gifts and wait for things to get better . Nonprofit Nonprofit Fundraising Canada coronavirus COVID-19 major donors Major Gifts FundraisingChances are myths and misconceptions about major donors and mega gifts are holding you back from raising the sustainable, reliable revenue you need for your mission. .

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The 2019 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar

EveryAction

Western Canada Fundraising Conference. Western Canada Fundraising Conference. WCFC offers a unique and incredibly affordable opportunity for you to connect with up to 250 leading fundraising professionals working with charities and not-for-profit organizations in the lower mainland, throughout the province and around Western Canada. Canada. It's finally here!

Report: Volunteer Levels Hold Steady in Canada

Wild Apricot

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 ).

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.

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

AFP Blog

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

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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.

Fundraise Across Borders with International Giving on EveryAction

EveryAction

based nonprofits working in the areas of international development, refugee services, and environmental conservation, among other sectors, perform a significant amount of work and raise a significant amount of money in the United Kingdom, Europe, and Canada. Many large U.S.

4 Ways Canadian Charities Can Improve Email Fundraising in 2019

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Nonprofit Nonprofit Fundraising Canada email fundraising tipsLast year for a research study, I signed up to get emails from 152 Canadian charities to see how they were capturing emails and then what they were sending when it came to fundraising (more on why and the research study here ). This post will look at four ways Canadian charities can improve their email fundraising in 2019 but first, briefly, why it’s important that they do.

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Five Signs You Should Double Opt-In Your Emails

EveryAction

Laws such as Canada's Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL) and the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) put specific emphasis on the proof of consent for each contact in your database. Building out an email list is a science; each factor from your subject line to the length of your email body, to the timing of your send can contribute to your list growth.

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The Canadian Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL) Is Going into Full Effect – Are You Ready?

Connection Cafe

or any other country outside of Canada, this law applies to you. When this law first came into effect in Canada, it caused widespread panic. Nonprofit Marketing Canada CASL CASL Compliance email deliverability email performance nonprofit email best practices The Canadian Anti-Spam LegislationThe Canadian Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL) came into effect July 1, 2014 and is applicable to anyone who sends commercial electronic messages.

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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.

What You Can Learn About Online Fundraising from 152 Canadian Charities

Connection Cafe

Nonprofit Nonprofit Fundraising Canada fundraising tips Online FundraisingHave you ever signed up to get email updates from 152 Canadian charities? What about receive, read, and analyze 1,234 emails from those organizations? Or how about make $25 donations to each and every single one of those 152 charities? The answer is probably ‘no’ because that would be an insane thing to do right?

4 Ways Canadian Charities Can Optimize Their Donation Pages in 2019

Connection Cafe

Nonprofit Nonprofit Fundraising Canada Donor Acquisition fundraising tips online giving strategyYou’ve done the hard work of sending an email , using online ads, or getting website traffic to your donation page… now it’s time to help complete the online giving journey. Unfortunately, this last step is also one of the biggest hurdles for donors as it’s when they actually have to part with their money (cost) and provide their personal information (cost).

Now Nonprofits Outside the U.S. and Canada Can Fundraise on Facebook Too

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Since the popular Facebook fundraising App Causes was built using GuideStar’s database of nonprofits in the United States and Canada, only nonprofits in the U.S. and Canada can utilize Causes’ fundraising tools. That said, nonprofit’s inside the United States and Canada can use Ammado too.

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.

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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.

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 billion in online giving data from 2015. It reveals that overall giving in the United States increased 1.6% and online giving grew 9.2% in 2015 compared to 2014.

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Housefile Size and Growth in the Luminate Online Benchmark Report

Connection Cafe

Nonprofit Fundraising Nonprofit Marketing Canada housefile housefile growth Luminate Online Benchmark Report Non-ProfitThe release of the 9th Luminate Online Benchmark Report is an opportunity for nonprofits to take stock of how the nonprofit sector is performing online, and what recent trends tell us about donor and giving behavior. Housefiles are an important tool in a direct marketing program. The Report dedicates an entire section to housefile size and effectiveness this year.

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. "Thanks to Microsoft upgrades acquired through TechSoup Canada and Dynamics. and TechSoup Canada are committed to. Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Canada ). Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Canada

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

NTEN

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. [Editor's note: Ontario 211 and NTEN asked Ontario nonprofits about how they were using technology – and how they’d like to be using technology – for their work. We’ll share what they told us in this series of blog posts. If you’d like to share your stories, click here.].

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. We put badges on the Beers For Canada website encouraging people to Digg us and promote us on other social news aggregators.

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. Chief Digital Architect & Philanthropic Counsel. Good Works. The State of the (Canadian) (Web) Nation, according to over 500 charities.

Our EveryAction Hero: Girls Inc.

EveryAction

With over 1,400 sites in 400 cities across the United States and Canada, the organization has grown tremendously since its founding in 1864. network spans across the United States and Canada. We have 83 affiliates across the country and in Canada, and the mentoring relationships our staff and volunteers provide for each of our girls at our affiliates is instrumental to our mission. Girls Inc. inspires all girls to be strong, smart, and bold.

The 2016 - 2017 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar

EveryAction

Canada / Not available. At this exclusive and top event in Canada, source strategies to help you diversify your investments and navigate a rapidly shifting economic landscape. Canada. Canada / Not available. Canada. Thousands of nonprofit pros rely on our annual Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar to discover skill-building, strategy-slaying, network-enhancing nonprofit events. Today, we're excited to announce the all-new list for 2017!

The sgENGAGE Podcast Episode 123: Aligning Business Strategy and Purpose

Connection Cafe

In today’s interview with Sarah Chapman, Director of Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability at Deloitte Canada, we discuss how businesses and organizations are following the trend of being more socially active. Listen in to hear Sarah talks with host Rachel Hutchisson about how Deloitte Canada has increasingly incorporated purpose into their strategy, and her advice for how other companies can do the same.

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

Wild Apricot

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

Say A Big Thank You To Your Volunteers

Wild Apricot

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

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Nonprofits find their way with social media - Shelby News: Local News

AFP Blog

and Canada earlier this year and found that the vast majority use Facebook as their primary focus." ''via Blog this Nonprofits find their way with social media - Shelby News: Local News : "Just how effectively are nonprofits using social media? Bloomerang, an Indianapolis company that works with nonprofits to help them improve donor retention, surveyed over 9,000 small to medium-sized nonprofits in the U.S.