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Everyone has a cause they feel connected to. Whether it’s animal rights, water for Africa, climate change or cancer research — we all care about something. The challenge can be acting on those charitable impulses, especially when your charitable budget — and time — is limited. Chimp makes it easy to integrate charity into your […]

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Canadian economist and author William Watson recently commented, in an Ottawa Citizen article entitled The dying-technology charity pitch, on the absurdity of receiving address labels as part of charity direct-mail fundraising appeals. He argued that charities need to get with the times and, more importantly, understand his specific giving behaviour, which as he described, takes […]

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With students back at school, it’s been an active fall for fundraisers on Chimp. From rallying students and alumni to putting technology to work for peace, here are three campaigns we’re excited about. What are you fundraising for this month? PeaceGeeks – Heroes for Peace PeaceGeeks has kicked off their annual crowdfunding campaign to fund […]

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Canada’s magnificent wilderness and natural diversity are invaluable assets that have shaped our culture, economy and lifestyle. In this light, climate change — the biggest threat to our natural resources — has become an increasingly pressing and personal issue to many Canadians. On September 21, thousands took to the streets to make themselves heard in cities all […]

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Vancouver Chef Ned Bell is well known for the cutting-edge culinary creations he serves up at the Four Seasons’ Yew Restaurant. In addition to being a celebrated chef, he’s also one of Canada’s most outspoken ambassadors for sustainable seafood. And he’s not just talking the talk, he is walking the walk. Since July, Chef Bell […]

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Fundraising is hard. And it’s especially hard for small charities on a tight budget with limited time and staff. No one knows that better than Beth Carlson-Malena, co-director of Jacob’s Well, a small Vancouver Downtown Eastside charity with only four staff members. “We already have enough trouble covering all the basics,” she says. “Finding a […]

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11-year-old Quinn Smith-Windsor was born with cerebral palsy, a condition that affects her coordination and muscle control. But that hasn’t stopped her from walking for charity. For longer distances, Quinn normally relies on her wheelchair, because walking tires her out quickly. This June, however, she decided to swap the wheelchair for her bright purple walker, […]

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From the world’s largest sandbox, to the longest soccer game in the world, to a lengthy ride across Canada, here are three campaigns that are going the distance on Chimp this summer. Check them out and join in on the fun! 1. Fun in the World’s Largest Sandbox August 16, 2014 | Vancouver, BC Remember […]