PeopleCharity Matters

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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Charities are often front and centre in the relief and rebuilding efforts from major disaster, and fundraising campaigns in support of these efforts are often very successful in the first few days after the disaster. But in the days and weeks following a tragedy like the Fort McMurray wildfire, donations may dwindle due to reduced […]

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Now that the weather looks a lot more summery, fundraising season is in full swing. Good weather encourages people to get out and pound the pavement for good causes of all kinds. But just asking for contributions to your fundraising campaign isn’t good enough; you need a strategy to maximize your impact. We talked to […]

PeopleCharity Matters

As a former youth pastor and Youth with a Mission (YWAM) team member, Landry McAllister had undertaken humanitarian work in more than two dozen countries around the world. So when he found himself working as a server and shift leader at Joey Restaurant in Vancouver’s Bentall Centre, the idea of doing a food-focused mission trip […]

PeopleCharity Matters

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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In a recent opinion piece, Chimp CEO’s John Bromley urged charities stop being intimidated by technology. But implementing new technology can seem daunting, especially if you’re a small organization strapped for time and resources. Meet Elijah van der Giessen Eli was part of the production team for the Edmonton Folk Festival for 7 years; then […]