Thursday, November 20, 2014

Battle of the sexes extends to charitable giving patterns

Battle of the sexes extends to charitable giving patterns: "Men tend to write cheques quickly, while women will want to build relationships with the organization they’re giving to, they’ll want to do more due diligence before writing the cheques,” says Jo-Ann Ryan, who leads the Philanthropic Advisory Services team within TD’s Wealth Advisory Services.
 
Ryan hosted two GTA events last week as part of a national series to encourage women to talk about issues raised in the report, called Time, Treasure, Talent: Canadian Women and Philanthropy.
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UK drops from sixth to seventh in league table of most charitable countries | Third Sector

UK drops from sixth to seventh in league table of most charitable countries | Third Sector: "UK drops from sixth to seventh in league table of most charitable countries
18 November 2014 by Sam Burne James, Be the First to Comment

The World Giving Index 2014, published by the Charities Aid Foundation, shows that 74 per cent of people in the UK gave to charity"



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Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Ice Bucket Challenge raises $16.2 million in Canada (with video) | Montreal Gazette

Ice Bucket Challenge raises $16.2 million in Canada (with video) | Montreal Gazette: "It was the Ice Bucket Challenge to benefit amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, better known as ALS, a neurodegenerative disease where the body’s cells that control movement die.

Well those amateur acts of cinema helped the ALS Societies of Canada raise a record $16.2 million, thanks to the generosity of more than 260,000 Canadians.

Here in Quebec, $2.5 million was raised by more than 75,000 people.

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Society lotteries deregulation could lead to less trust in charities, says NCVO

Society lotteries deregulation could lead to less trust in charities, says NCVO: "Deregulation of society lotteries could impact public trust and confidence in charities, NCVO has told the Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee.
Giving evidence to the committee yesterday as part of its inquiry into society lotteries, Karl Wilding, director of public policy at NCVO, joined calls for individual society lotteries to be more transparent about how they operate and the proportion of "



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Tuesday, November 18, 2014

United States Ranks 9th in the World in Giving to Charity - News - The Chronicle of Philanthropy- Connecting the nonprofit world with news, jobs, and ideas

United States Ranks 9th in the World in Giving to Charity - News - The Chronicle of Philanthropy- Connecting the nonprofit world with news, jobs, and ideas: "The United States climbed into the top 10 on an annual ranking of the countries with the most charitable people but still lags behind smaller and poorer nations like Myanmar, Malta, and Thailand.

The World Giving Index 2014 report released today puts the United States ninth for giving to charity, up from 13th place on the 2013 index."



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Monday, November 17, 2014

Daily Exchange - Posting

Daily Exchange - Posting: "TORONTO - With National Philanthropy Day fast approaching, BMO Harris Private Banking today released a research report in partnership with GIV3 Foundation, Canadian Association of Gift Planners (CAGP) and Philanthropic Foundations Canada (PFC), which examines the charitable giving behaviour, motivations and hesitations of high-net worth Canadians (those with investible assets of at least $1 million)."



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Harper Government Celebrates National Philanthropy Day by Highlighting Tax Breaks for Charitable Donations

Harper Government Celebrates National Philanthropy Day by Highlighting Tax Breaks for Charitable Donations: "The Honourable Kerry-Lynne D. Findlay, P.C., Q.C., M.P., Minister of National Revenue, today celebrated National Philanthropy Day by applauding the many Canadians across the country who choose to donate to charities and is encouraging them to take advantage of the tax credits available for eligible charitable donations.
Minister Findlay particularly highlighted the benefits of the first-time donor's super credit. The new temporary donor super credit provides an extra 25 percent federal credit on top of the original charitable donation tax credit. This means that eligible first-time donors can get a 40 percent federal credit for monetary donations of $200 or less, and a 54 percent federal credit for the portion of donations that are over $200 up to a maximum of $1,000. The donor super credit applies to donations made after March 20, 2013, and can only be claimed once between 2013 and 2017. This is in addition to the provincial credits available."



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Institute of Fundraising Blog - Institute of Fundraising

Institute of Fundraising Blog - Institute of Fundraising: "Institute of Fundraising Blog

This blog is a space for influential voices from the charity sector to comment on topical fundraising issues, explore new fundraising ideas, highlight fundraising success stories, share expertise and more."



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Project breaks new ground in understanding diversity in giving - The Globe and Mail

Project breaks new ground in understanding diversity in giving - The Globe and Mail: "Project breaks new ground in understanding diversity in giving

CONTENT FROM THE NATIONAL PHILANTHROPY DAY FEATURE"



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Thursday, November 13, 2014

Poor customer service at charities 'a key reason for high attrition rates'

Poor customer service at charities 'a key reason for high attrition rates': "Charities need to stop believing that increasing loyalty engagement with donors will reduce attrition rates and instead focus on improving customer service when people contact the charity, according to a new paper from Donor Voice.

The experience and relationship management company has published a paper titled Donor Churn – How to stop it before it starts and why current approaches prevent this from happening."



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Wednesday, November 12, 2014

CAF launches young trustees study following Parliamentary inquiry - Civil Society - Governance - News

CAF launches young trustees study following Parliamentary inquiry - Civil Society - Governance - News: "The Charities Aid Foundation, in partnership with Plan UK trustee Leon Ward, has launched the Young Trustee Survey to investigate the experiences of young trustees in the UK.

The survey follows a recommendation from the Growing Giving Parliamentary Inquiry which launched last year, and subsequent Creating an Age of Giving report. It called for more young people to be given the “opportunity to access the skills needed to take up governance roles in charities”, with the longer-term aim of getting more young people into trustee roles.

The Young Trustee Survey, launched to coincide with Trustees Week, aims to “explore the views held by those who have interacted with young trustees in their role at a charity”. "



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Google launches public fundraising campaign to fight Ebola | UK Fundraising

Google launches public fundraising campaign to fight Ebola | UK Fundraising: "4
Google is inviting the public to donate to help fight Ebola. For every dollar donated it will donate $2.

The company has already donated $10 million to support NGOs including InSTEDD, International Rescue Committee, Medecins Sans Frontieres, NetHope, Partners in Health, Save the Children and U.S. Fund for UNICEF. The money will be donated to Network for Good, which will distribute the funds to the NGOs.

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Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Chinese delegation visits Pequannock's NewBridge Services to learn about the nonprofit's approach to philanthropy - Health News - NorthJersey.com

Chinese delegation visits Pequannock's NewBridge Services to learn about the nonprofit's approach to philanthropy - Health News - NorthJersey.com: "NewBridge CEO Robert Parker with Xiaowen Cheng, president of Beijing Geyou Foundation, and Winnie Kuan, program consultant of Cooperation & Development Dept., who visited NewBridge Services Inc. in Pequannock as part of the group's four-day tour, which was hosted by the Rutgers University School of Social Work."



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