Donor Prospect Management Guidelines Come With A Caveat

As well written the PMG document can be, it is important to address a caveat to enable the Prospect Management Guidelines (PMG) and the team to achieve their intended purpose. The caveat being 'creating a culture of trust and transparency'. This can't be imbedded into the document per se, but cultivated by a committed group working together each and every day.

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..."

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.

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.