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GivingTuesday: All We Want For Christmas

GivingTuesday: All We Want For Christmas

The holiday season inspires so many reasons to give and get involved in the work of charities. This is part of the motivation behind GivingTuesday. “Just as Black Friday kicks off the holiday shopping season, GivingTuesday is the opening day of the giving season” the organizers of this Christmas campaign explain. Most people want to […]

All We Want For The New Year

All We Want For The New Year

Throughout December, the giving season, we hear a lot about giving and getting involved in worthy charities, but it is also a time of year when we are busy and distracted with other commitments.   January is the month for renewal; renewed commitments, renewed energy, renewed focus. To follow up from our All We Want […]

What We’re Up To: November

FONT Home Page

  We have been busy working with two great organizations, Frontiers for Now and Tomorrow (FONT) and Barr Christian Vocational Center. Both organizations requested new websites to share their work with their communities and donors, so we helped them make it happen.   FONT is a women-led, community based organization and is non-political and no-sectarian. […]

What We’re Up To

What We’re Up To

A New Website for CARUWE, an organization run by women in Uganda and the DR Congo Recently we were contacted by Community Action For Rural Women’s Empowerment (CARUWE), an organization founded by women, run by women, to support women in Uganda and the DR Congo. A new website was a the top of their wish […]

Giving Tuesday 2016

Giving Tuesday

The holiday season inspires so many reasons to give and get involved in charitable deeds. This is part of the motivation behind GivingTuesday. “Just as Black Friday kicks off the holiday shopping season, GivingTuesday is the opening day of the giving season” the organizers of this Christmas campaign explain. Most people want to give, but […]

Making Sense of the Charitable Industry -Conclusion

Making Sense of the Charitable Industry -Conclusion

For the past few weeks we have been exploring the charitable industry by looking at five key sectors, environment and animal welfare, community and social services, health and wellness, arts and culture, and international development. The purpose of this series was to clear up some of the industry’s murkiness to help you, the potential donor, […]

International Development

International Development

As a leading country in the developed world, Canada has made a commitment to help other, struggling nations. One of the ways Canada does this is by funding international programs, organized by Canadian charities or nonprofits. These organizations can apply to the Canadian International Development Agency, (CIDA) and if their mission is in line with […]

Arts & Culture

Arts & Culture

In a city like Toronto there are so many different things happening in the world of arts and culture. Although there are a few organizations that are able to make a profit from performing arts, most do not. In fact, some even fundraise to be able to sustain their work. The Canadian Opera Company and […]

Health and Wellness

Health and Wellness

Each weekend in the spring seems to bring another run, walk or bike a-thon to support a different charity seeking to eradicate a different illness or disease. With so many charities and fundraising events, it’s hard to understand who does what, and how you can participate. In Canada there are almost six thousand health related […]

Community and Social Services

Community and Social Services

The Community and Social sector is not defined so much by the type of services they offer, but by the catchment area they serve. Essentially, the mandate of an organization within this category seeks to serve the people of their community. Some of services can include foodbanks, shelters, community centres, language courses, vocational training, counselling […]

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