2 mins read

Absurdist Charity: The CRA Slaps Oxfam

News broke last week of the Canada Revenue Agency’s (CRA) decision to deny Oxfam Canada charitable status because it deemed “preventing poverty” uncharitable. Oxfam was forced to take this wording…..

2 mins read

Peer to Peer Fundraising in 2013

Three stats that leapt out at me from this infographic from Network for Good: 20% increase in donations due to peer to peer Peer to Peer fundraising grew 60% 15%…..

4 mins read

Potato Salad and Crowdfunding

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/324283889/potato-salad The real losers here are charity. A close second Kickstarter. Zack ‘Danger’ Brown knows Kickstarter really isn’t about money, or charity, it’s about getting famous. He’ll be forgotten about…..

2 mins read

Storytelling Tips for Your Nonprofit

Storytelling, good, quality storytelling, is absolutely essential for today’s nonprofits. I talk a lot about storytelling but more from an organizational, brand and strategic perspective and less from a day to…..

5 mins read

What Your Fundraising Can Control

What can you learn about fundraising from volleyball? Well if you grew up playing the sport (as I did) and your brother is a University coach (as mine is) quite…..

3 mins read

Tips for Nonprofit Crowdfunding Success

Nonprofit crowdfunding is increasingly a trendy topic and Vipin Shri, one of the good people at CauseVox, had a good guest post on John Haydon’s blog on this titled 3…..

3 mins read

The 2014 M+R Nonprofit Benchmarks Study

It’s one of my favourite times of the year. Baseball season is starting. The sun starts coming out. Trees are in bloom. And nonprofit benchmarks come out! One such study…..