Raising charitable children is a journey, set by our example and deliberate lessons that reinforces our shared values of empathy, compassion, trust and a commitment to community. These values shape the character of our children and serve as the foundation for them to become charitable in their words and deeds.
Admittedly, I had some reservations as I planned my route through 10 states lodging in campgrounds, hotels and with friends in Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Georgia, Tennessee and Ohio. This wasn't my first trip to the USA, rather about my 30th, but unlike others I wanted to learn what was on the minds of everyday Americans. As a self-proclaimed US election junky I could hold my own in the conversation and share my Canadian perspective on current events. At no time did I feel or hear a panic about a collapsing economy or about a country in chaos, rather I learned about compassion for the families affected by recent tragedy, a need to improve race relations and a desire to institute gun reform. These were thoughts from charitable people grappling with and if their government was willing to lead the change.
The benefits of taking a planned approach to your charitable giving is that it allows you to demonstrate your financial commitment to one or more social causes while living within your personal budget. For the charity, it can represent the forming of a longstanding partnership where donors and charities are making a shared, sustainable commitment to a solving a social problem.
Charitable by Choice is excited to launch its new brand inspired by the iconic Alstroemeria flower, commonly known as the Peruvian Lily. The Peruvian Lily symbolizes a devotion and mutual support between family, friends and community and serves as a reminder to us all the importance of being caring and charitable. It encourages the building of new relationships to branch out and develop a healthy social support network. Something Charitable by Choice inspires everyone to do every day.
Having managed one of Canada's most successful programs, I am sharing 8 tips on how to execute a charity coin box program. After reflecting on these tips you may find this fundraising option is the right one for your charity.
Today's donor wants more than a transactional relationship with a social cause, so let's shift our traditional view of the 'case for support' to a 'case for engagement'. Based on the model below, I have provided key suggestions for developing your traditional static case for support into a dynamic case for engagement. The model reflects an integrated approach using the traditional primary document along with your website, social media platforms and stakeholder engagement.