Four Essential Fundraising Tools

4 Essential Fundraising Tools

This past week I had the pleasure of sitting in on a strategic planning session with a small start-up charity. Money was on the minds of many around the table, so I thought I would share my thoughts on the four essential tools...

Select Your Charity of Choice

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...

Resolute Clothing Co. – Supporting Vulnerable Youth

There are times in our lives when we must rise to be the better version of ourselves. Tested in the face of adversity, navigating the ups and downs of life; this is when we demonstrate our determination of character and action. This is my belief woven into the Resolute Clothing Co.

7 Tips to Achieve a High Impact Fundraising Gala

“It’s showtime!”  

Your team has worked tirelessly. They sold out the gala, secured sponsors, prepared scripts, the production is set and the meal is in final preparation. They applied the tips and tasks of Phase One and Two in the event cycle and now it’s time to execute Phase Three: The Experience.....

15 Tips for Producing a Fundraising Gala

Creating a quality guest experience is synonymous with providing a positive donor experience when hosting your fundraising gala. Regardless of size – gala or hosting charity – an event that resonates with your guests and reinforces your cause is more likely to be achieved with thoughtful planning and execution.

Planning Fundraising Gala Events

Who’s Coming to Dinner? Tips for Planning a Fundraising Gala

Great events get built over time and create emotional connections. They possess a strong call to action and emote a sense of community. Great galas stand out above many other fundraising events if they compel people to attend, elevate your cause and garner donor support long after the event. Below you will find tips to help...

Donate Cash Carefully This Holiday

In the 2010 Canada Survey of Giving, Volunteering and Participating one-third of Canadians were reported to donate in response to canvassing at a shopping center or on the street. Canvassing yields 2% of the total donations charities receive annually. Calculate those numbers at 2017 levels against what donation activity is anticipated this holiday season the amount of cash donations expected is significant.