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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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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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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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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Web Conferencing Tools: Right for You? | Techsoup Canada

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Techsoup CanadaWeb Conferencing Tools: Right for You?

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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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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

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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

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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.

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

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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

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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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2015 Charitable Giving Report: Fundraising Continues to Grow

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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.

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Housefile Size and Growth in the Luminate Online Benchmark Report

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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Since my customers are all over the Northwest US and Canada, we don’t do many face-to-face meetings. Facebook Linked In Twitter Home About Home Simple but handy web meeting tip Simple but handy web meeting tip Last Updated on Wednesday, 23 May 2007 10:15 Written by Steve Wednesday, 23 May 2007 10:15 I host a lot of web meetings as part of my Salesforce.com consulting. Here’s a tip for making invitations to web meetings really easy to manage.

Canadians say yes to checkout charity (Survey) | Marketing Magazine

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The survey by Ipsos Reid in collaboration with Companies & Causes Canada found 60% of Canadians have donated to a charity at the checkout, with 30% having done so in the past month." 'via Canadians say yes to checkout charity (Survey) | Marketing Magazine : "Most Canadians have opened their wallets for charity when they’re at the checkout, according to a new survey.

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In Canada, you have to give sequential tax receipt numbers to each donor. Facebook Linked In Twitter Home About Home Canadian Tax Receipt Generator Canadian Tax Receipt Generator Last Updated on Tuesday, 5 December 2006 04:34 Written by Steve Tuesday, 5 December 2006 04:34 Here’s an Appexchange package that generates a Tax Receipt Id for an Opportunity.

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

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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.

AFP and NTC…Together AGAIN

Connection Cafe

For the first time, AFP is holding their event outside the US in Vancouver, Canada, so everybody coming from the US needs a passport. The US open rate is about 18%, in Canada it is almost 30%! Sounds like the email channel in Canada should be high on your list if it isn’t already.

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3 easy ways to increase technology effectiveness for your charity | LinkedIn

AFP Blog

Tech Soup Canada has a cornucopia of great stuff much of which is free or ridiculously cheap ''via Blog this 3 easy ways to increase technology effectiveness for your charity | LinkedIn : It''s great to work smarter, not harder, but what if you don''t have the technology resources to accomplish that?

22 Must-Read Research Reports for the Nonprofit Sector

Nonprofit Tech for Good

For Nonprofits in Canada: 17. 2016 Canada’s Charitable Sector :: Download. Published by the Canada Revenue Agency. The reports listed below are a small sampling of some of the research available to nonprofits, NGOs, and charities worldwide.

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

Wild Apricot Blog

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

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.

CWTA - Press Releases

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CWTA - Press Releases: "Mobile Giving Foundation and the Canadian Wireless Telecommunications Association Launch Charitable Mobile Platform to Drive Giving in CanadaNon-Profit Plan Canada Goes Live with First Canadian Mobile Giving Short Code

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Launched! A new landscape tool to help the sector find out who is doing what | powered by DATA

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A new landscape tool to help the sector find out who is doing what | powered by DATA : "We’re excited to present a new tool that we have built with support from Community Foundations Canada and the Ontario Trillium Foundation. Launched! We presented the tool during a session at the CKX summit yesterday, and now we are releasing it as a free publicly available resource." ''via Blog this

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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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Did You Hear The One About. - TheNonProfitTimes

AFP Blog

People from across the United States, Canada and Australia went online in December to pick the funniest story and animation of 2011 from the NP Humour Blog Did You Hear The One About. TheNonProfitTimes : The winners of the first annual NP LOL People's Choice Awards have been chosen.

Wild Apricot Blog : Recruit New Volunteers Online and Celebrate Volunteer Week 2008

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Vine Becomes Number One App In U.S. App Store | Fast Company | Business Innovation

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The six-month-old service also takes the top spot in Canada and Sweden''s App Stores Vine Becomes Number One App In U.S. App Store | Fast Company | Business Innovation : Vine, Twitter''s six-second video app is at the top of the App Store download chart in the U.S. The news was announced on Twitter by Vine''s creative director, Rus Yusupov, with a screenshot (but no backslap-fist pump video offering, sadly.)

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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