The Giving Pledge in Africa

Thursday, January 31st, 2013

Many professionals working in the area of philanthropy are familiar with the "Giving Pledge” started by the efforts of Bill and Melinda Gates and Warren Buffet who act as philanthropic ambassadors encouraging the very wealth to donate a significant portion of their wealth for charitable causes.  The Giving Pledge program ...

Launch of New On-Line Tool and Resource for Charities

Wednesday, January 23rd, 2013

On December 6, 2012, Imagine Canada launched Grant Connect, an on-line tool connecting charities to potential funders.  In Imagine Canada’s own words, “Grant Connect is the next generation of the Canadian Directory to Foundations & Corporations -- an online directory and publication with a 45-year legacy in the charitable sector.” What are ...

Understanding Social Enterprise in the Charitable Context

Tuesday, January 15th, 2013

There is a growing trend towards social enterprise programming and activities in the charitable sector.  In the wider non-charitable non-profit sector, social enterprise has been growing and developing at a much faster pace because it has not had the same regulatory constraints.  On July 26, 2012, the Canada Revenue Agency’s ...