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“It’s a really awkward weight, very unbalanced and hard to carry,” says Nate Lepp, Executive Director of the Africa Community Technical Service Society (ACTS). The words come out laboured as he’s struggling to balance a large, yellow jerry can filled with water on this head. Alongside him, roughly 40 Vancouverites are making their way down […]

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A June report by Brian Emmett, Imagine Canada’s chief economist for Canada’s charitable and nonprofit sector, shows that the country’s charitable sector is expanding. So much so that it has become “a major sector in Canada, supporting a large number of jobs and creating significant economic growth.”   Charities in Canada as an Economic Sector […]

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If celebrating and supporting the arts is high on your to-do list this summer, then you’re going to love all the fundraising song and dance that’s happening on Chimp this month. These fundraisers are working hard to ensure there’s no shortage of music and theatre (and musical theatre) to keep you entertained during the longest […]

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In the summertime, when the weather gets hot, so too do the charitable fundraisers — warming the body and heart in support of meaningful causes. We’ve got some seriously hot challenges happening this month for some very cool causes. Check them out and get involved! ACTS Walk for Water – June 6 We tend to […]

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Charity events are a staple in most organizations’ fundraising strategies. And for many good reasons: Events can be a great opportunity for charities and NPOs to raise money for their causes, connect with long-term donors and meet new ones. Event Planning If you want to learn more about how to counter the pre-event sleepless nights […]

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Most Canadians remember Chandra Crawford for her very successful skiing career, including a gold medal in cross-country skiing at the 2006 Turin Games and seven World Cup medals. Since her retirement from competitive skiing, the energetic 31-year-old has channelled much of her infectious enthusiasm into her own charitable initiative, Fast and Female. Founded in 2005, […]

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We recently had the pleasure of welcoming Scott Harrison (above, right) into the Chimp offices. The founder and CEO of charity: water, the New York-based charity working to bring clean water to developing nations, shared details about his charity’s unique approach, and how that has led to its success. He launched charity: water with two […]

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Meet Chris Davies, renowned weightlifter and official title holder of BC’s Strongest Man. He can pull a 24,500 pound truck and bench press 530 pounds —roughly the weight of a full-grown black bear or five dishwashers stacked on top of each other. Imagine lifting that in the air while lying on your back!   He’s not only BC’s […]

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Since entering the world of Canadian professional football more than seven years ago, Shea Emry has made a name for himself. The all-star middle linebacker’s long list of athletic achievements includes two Grey Cup wins, as well as being elected seventh in the 2008 CFL draw by the Montreal Alouettes. Emry’s impressive career, however, didn’t […]