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Having a conversation about giving with a child may seem a little awkward, but it is beneficial in the long run. It helps them become mindful of important issues and active members of the community. Research also shows that talking to children about charity has a greater impact on them than role modelling alone. Though […]

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Every now and then we discover individuals doing amazing things for charity (check out Maya Farrel’s story on how she swam across Lake Ontario). We discovered another amazing group performing a similar feat for a great cause. Gould Lake Outdoor Education staff in Kingston, Ontario are paddling from their hometown to Ottawa, in what they […]

PeopleCharity Matters

Earlier this summer, we saw this story of a young athlete’s attempt to swim 52 km across Lake Ontario for charity. When we discovered that the young philanthropist, Maya Farrell, is part of our Chimp community, we had to reach out and learn more about her remarkable experience. The inspiration behind the swim came from […]

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Philanthropy can be taught in many ways. For children and youth, it can be taught right where learning happens: in school. For the elementary school students at Vancouver Hebrew Academy (VHA), being charitable is one of the most important concepts taught throughout their curriculum. Their vision is to inspire all students who walk through its doors […]

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Social media is a cost-effective approach to drive fundraising efforts to a broad audience and a useful tool to keep supporters informed while adding a personal touch. Here are our five tips on how to use social media to maximize your fundraising success: Before you start sharing and engaging your audience on social media, it’s […]

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On July 9, 2016, Chimp went out to celebrate the community at the West 4th Avenue Khatsahlano Street Party. To amplify the positive vibes of this event, we partnered with Vancouver-based artist and photographer Eyoälha Baker from the Jump for Joy Photography Project and photographed friends, families, and individuals expressing their happiness by jumping for […]

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Last week we addressed different giving trends. While many of these studies suggest a variety of driving factors that explain why individuals donate, all of them illustrate a significant difference in how each age demographic exercises philanthropy. In this post, we’re looking at studies that focus on the giving trends of future philanthropists: millennials. By […]

PeopleCharity Matters

Earlier this year, we had the opportunity to share the story of LGBTQ activist and refugee, Danny Ramadan. His incredible journey from Syria to Vancouver is available in part one and part two of our On Purpose series. Although he faced challenges coming to Canada, his poignant story inspired many Canadians to address the issue […]

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Earlier this year, the Giving Institute released their annual report outlining the 2015 trends in the US charitable sector. According to this study, a total of $373 billion was donated to charitable causes in 2015, which amounts to over $1 billion per day in donations. These numbers are particularly noteworthy, as they illustrate a 4.1% […]