Friday, May 06, 2016

Social Impact Newsletter(Formerly the Charities and Not-for-Profit Newsletter) | May 6, 2016 | Miller Thomson

Social Impact Newsletter(Formerly the Charities and Not-for-Profit Newsletter) | May 6, 2016 | Miller Thomson: "The Alberta Provincial Government announced on May 4th that it will match donations made to The Canadian Red Cross Society (the "Red Cross") that are designated to support the residents affected by the wildfires currently blazing in the Fort McMurray, Alberta area.  Following suit, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced yesterday that the Federal Government will engage in a similar matching program with respect to individual donations made to the same organization."



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Charity apologises following direct debit error » Charity Digital News

Charity apologises following direct debit error » Charity Digital News: "Concern Worldwide has been forced to apologise after charging direct debit donors up to 100 times more than pledged.
The charity took the wrong amount from 25,000 donors, leaving many in the red and facing bank charges.
The organisation has contacted its supporters to say sorry and advise them to get in contact with their bank and process an indemnity claim."



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Wednesday, May 04, 2016

Startup India boost: IIM-Bangalore to launch incubator for early stage non-profits - The Economic Times

Startup India boost: IIM-Bangalore to launch incubator for early stage non-profits - The Economic Times: "MUMBAI: Management expertise and venture philanthropy are joining hands to give a boost to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Startup India campaign. The Indian Institute of Management Bangalore is launching a first-of-its-kind startup incubator with support from the Michael and Susan Dell Foundation exclusively to nurture early-stage nonprofit organisations working primarily in education, financial inclusion, and jobs and livelihoods for the urban poor.
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Monday, May 02, 2016

Latin American Herald Tribune - China Says Controversial NGO Law Suits "National Conditions"

Latin American Herald Tribune - China Says Controversial NGO Law Suits "National Conditions": " China Friday appealed to its "judicial sovereignty" to defend the controversial NGO law it recently approved, which Beijing considers in line with "national conditions."

China's Parliament Thursday approved the law, criticized by several foreign non-governmental organizations in the country and by the U.S. Secretary of State, John Kerry, who believes that the legislation will encroach on the already shrinking space of the civil society in the country, by creating a "potentially hostile environment" for these organizations."



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Friday, April 29, 2016

Baby steps in the right direction with lottery regulation | UK Fundraising

Baby steps in the right direction with lottery regulation | UK Fundraising: "ince the then Secretary of State Maria Miller announced a review of lottery regulation in December 2012 lottery operators across Great Britain have watched with some apprehension to see when and in what form, any changes might take.

Almost three and half years later the main Act to those changes has still to be written, much less played out and we still can’t tell whether the outcome will be positive, or as some have schemed, harmful to fundraising lotteries."



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Three hospitals partner on single fundraising lottery - Winnipeg Free Press

Three hospitals partner on single fundraising lottery - Winnipeg Free Press: "Manitoba's three big hospitals are eliminating the competition between them to create one big hospital lottery with big prizes, including a luxury Bridgwater Lakes home package worth more than $1.5 million.

The Health Sciences Centre, Children’s and St. Boniface Hospital foundations launched the 2016 Tri-Hospital Dream Lottery at the Lake Bend Road house up for grabs Thursday, marking the first time the three have ever worked together."



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China adopts new law on international nonprofits operating in mainland | CCTV America

China adopts new law on international nonprofits operating in mainland | CCTV America: "International nongovernmental organizations must secure approval from Chinese authorities before they can operate on the Chinese mainland, under a new law adopted by China’s top legislature Thursday.

This applies whether they are planning to open permanent offices or operate temporarily, The law states. Overseas nongovernmental organizations operating on the mainland without approval will be punished."



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Wednesday, April 27, 2016

LCBO’s Giving Back In Our Community program raises $1.6 million for SickKids

LCBO’s Giving Back In Our Community program raises $1.6 million for SickKids: "We are extremely grateful for the generous support of LCBO customers and employees who helped us raise more than $1.6 million in donations this year,” said Seanna Millar, vice-president of corporate partnerships with the SickKids Foundation. “Their ongoing commitment enables SickKids to continue to invest in critical research and education programs that help improve and save the lives of children across Ontario, and around the world.”"



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What can charities campaigning in Parliament expect from Brexit? | nfpSynergy

What can charities campaigning in Parliament expect from Brexit? | nfpSynergy: "So what sort of challenges would charities face in the event of a British withdrawal from the EU, and all of the political turmoil that could come with it?

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Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Australians Increase Charitable Giving - Pro Bono Australia

Australians Increase Charitable Giving - Pro Bono Australia: "Charitable giving in Australia has grown significantly in the last 12 months, buoyed by reduced levels of consumer anxiety, according to new research by National Australia Bank.

The NAB’s bi-annual Charitable Giving Index showed overall giving to charity grew by 6.5 per cent over the year to February 2016, up from just 2.4 per cent a year earlier."



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25 Shakespeare quotations for fundraisers

25 Shakespeare quotations for fundraisers: On today’s 400th anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare, UK Fundraising brings you some selected lines from his works that can inspire fundraisers and remind us of how we can achieve even more for our causes.   1. “How far that little candle throws his beams!”   Every little fundraising action counts. All fundraising campaigns, large and small, start with …

Tate refuses to pay the set-up costs for the Fundraising Regulator

Tate refuses to pay the set-up costs for the Fundraising Regulator

Donations pour in for Army Captain who died after London Marathon collapse - ITV News

Donations pour in for Army Captain who died after London Marathon collapse - ITV News: "Donations pour in for Army Captain who died after London Marathon collapse"



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Thursday, April 21, 2016

Foreign automakers stingy in charity, generous in dividends

Foreign automakers stingy in charity, generous in dividends: "mong the foreign automakers, Mercedes-Benz Korea paid dividends of 58.5 billion won, Audi Volkswagen Korea disbursed 16 billion won, Porsche Korea recorded 6 billion won and Volvo Korea logged 3 billion won.

As for donations, Mercedes-Benz Korea spent around 2 billion won, BMW Korea paid 1.8 billion won, Hanbul Motors Corp donated 210 million won and Porsche Korea gave 150 million won.

Mercedes-Benz Korea’s donation amount is quite small compared to the dividends it paid to its two major shareholders Daimler AG and Hong Kong-based paper company Star Auto Holdings.

The company’s spokesperson told The Korea Herald it plans to expand local charity donations this year.
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