Archive for the ‘Philanthropy/Charitable Giving’ Category

Big Charities, Big Marketers

Monday, December 30th, 2013

Looking back at 2013, I’ve been reminded daily of the economic weight of philanthropy. The reminders are the large-format ads that run in The Globe and Mail. Being a reader of print edition I've noticed that the biggest advertisers on many days are "institutional" charities -- especially publicly-funded ...

‘Tis the Giving Season

Friday, December 20th, 2013

Given that it is my last blog prior to the holidays, and given the importance of charitable and other giving to estate planning in general, I thought that I would take the opportunity to highlight two news stories that I thought readers might enjoy. The first story is that of Tom ...

Giving Tuesday: December 3

Monday, December 2nd, 2013

As all of North America now knows, Last Friday was Black Friday, an annual blitz of bargains and consumer frenzy. It's followed by cousin Cyber Monday. Together they are launch days for the Christmas shopping season in the U.S. and are now embedded in Canada. Tuesday, December ...