Selecting Your Charity of Choice?

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.

We’re Launching Our New Brand

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.

8 Tips For Charity Box Fundraising

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.

Reimagine Your Case For Support

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.

12 Tips For Looking After Your Staff

Richard Branson once said, “If you look after your staff, they will look after your customers. It’s that simple.”

Nonprofit employees traditionally have a variety of unique challenges and expectations that are not found in the for-profit sector, nonetheless it is imperative the executive leaders and governance volunteers invest in their employees to maintain a healthy, sustainable and client (customer) centered organization.

My Personal Action Plan #Orlando

The action of one individual impacts us all! So, in my sadness and rage, I ask myself,”What can I do?” I share my list below to encourage others to take action. Create your personal plan in support of Orlando and the worldwide LGBTQ community. Let’s make a collective positive impact!

Signs Your Board Suffers From Poor Health

The Muttart Foundation’s 2013 report, “Talking About Charities” speaks to the trust level Canadians have in their charities. While 79% of Canadians report having a lot or some trust in charities, there is a need to understand why 20% say they have little or no trust in charities. In my opinion, it’s the erosion of trust, accountability and health of the board team inside the organization that has rippled to the public arena.

Make Workplace Diversity and Inclusion A Priority

With over 1.3 million people working in over 89,000 charitable and nonprofit organizations in Canada, the sector is a dynamic and caring place to work with a reach well beyond its local and national borders. Imagine the collective power of positive change that could ripple globally if all Canadian charities made workplace diversity and inclusion a greater priority.

Big Festival For Little People

The WeeFestival emerged, “Out of a passionate belief that children in their early years of development should be exposed to aesthetically-rich and stimulating arts artistic experiences…. “

Mentoring New Leaders Thru Executive Search

Now more than ever, I find myself advising emerging leaders searching for their next professional challenge. The executive search process can be daunting with the stress of planning life changes, interviews, contract negotiation and the weight on making a significant career decision.