All posts by Keith Publicover

Consultant | Interim Executive | Fundraiser| Keith 's career continues to be personally fulfilling with proven success across the nonprofit charitable sector. Having 25 years of diverse executive experience in strategic development, integrated marketing and organizational change, Keith is an adaptable, compassionate and purpose-driven leader. As a collaborative individual, he inspires superior performance when coaching and supporting others. Keith is committed to advancing charities to serve the needs of our communities through service excellence and good governance. Contact Keith to discuss your organization's consulting needs.

Celebrate Volunteerism – April 23 – 29, 2017

Below are some things we can all do at home and work to shine a light on the volunteers in our lives.

4 Essential Tools All Fundraisers Need

“…what is the vision/mission/purpose of the organization, what was the strategy to achieve the vision and mission, governance structure, what were the objectives for the year and what was accomplished (including challenges, risks, issues), financial and non-financial highlights and what is the organization’s plan moving forward…”

“Transparency and accuracy of the reporting is essential in telling the charity’s story and building trust amongst stakeholders and donors.”

Create Your Momentum Monday

Thanks to the millions of marchers who took to the streets on January 21, 2017, in over 600 cities worldwide… shared values are being defended and a new movement has begun.

To me, the Million Women March represents the best of solidarity and community. But marching isn’t enough. That’s why on Monday we all need to keep the momentum going.

Falling behind? Childhood well-being in Canada | Angus Reid Institute

“Angus Reid Institute – in partnership with Children First Canada – reveals both older and younger generations of Canadians are calling for more assistance for youth mental health, greater action to prevent bullying, and more funding for families in poverty… and a desire for more engagement on their behalf with policymakers is evident… significant debates remain over where the money should come from, and who should oversee its distribution…”

Donate Cash Carefully This Holiday

Admittedly, I have in the past dropped cash in kettles, coin boxes and the hands of canvassers throughout December without question of how the donation will be handled or what level of direct impact will made upon the social cause.

One Reason To Support HIV And AIDS Organizations

“Adolescents are particularly vulnerable to certain health issues. The top three causes of death among adolescents are road traffic injuries, AIDS-related illnesses and suicide.” – WHO and UNAIDS, October 6, 2015

Heart & Stroke proclaims a big change | Marketing Magazine

In 2011, Heart & Stroke’s various provincial associations amalgamated into one national organization. This branding move is to help create a more consistent approach, including across its major fundraising programs, such as Jump Rope for Heart.

The organization also teamed up with Huge in Toronto to redesign its website for a cleaner approach, also creating groups like “donors,” “health seekers,” and “volunteers” for a more personalized user experience.

Report on Canada’s national housing strategy released | Toronto Star

“Canada needs a National Housing Strategy as a vehicle for social inclusion,” Minister Jean-Yves Duclos said in a written statement in the report. “Affordable housing can connect individuals with the facilities and services they need to build secure, productive and meaningful lives for themselves,” said Duclos, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development.

Celebrate National Child Day

Celebrating National Child Day is about celebrating children as active participants in their own lives and in communities, as active citizens who can and should meaningfully contribute to decision-making.

New Financial Literacy Education Policy – Opportunity or Threat?

The Ontario Ministry of Education reports “approximately 700,000 students attend more than 850 publicly funded secondary schools in Ontario.” With these sizable numbers the significance of a Ministry policy and standardized financial literacy curriculum is profound and I imagine it will present unprecedented opportunity and threat for the Ontario [aforementioned] charities related to policy, access to schools, fundraising and the recruitment of volunteer mentors to deliver their programs.