Charity MattersHow To

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 […]

Charity MattersHow To

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% […]

Charity Matters

Canadians are a charitable bunch Us Canadians are known for our hockey obsession, living off a diet of bacon and maple syrup, and being polite, eh? But did you know we’re a charitable bunch too? Canadians gave over $10.6 billion to charities and non-profits in 2010 and with 84% of Canadians giving1, that’s something we’re […]

Charity Matters

On Facebook, last week, we asked what environmental charities we should feature in celebration of Earth Day. Thanks for all of the responses! Here are the submissions: Submitted by Natalie Bowes: The Cetus Research and Conservation. This amazing society protects endangered Pacific coast killer whale populations through education and monitoring projects. Despite having lost their funding the incredibly dedicated staff […]

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A quick Google search showed that a dozen red roses (just in time for Valentine’s Day) could set a romantic back anywhere from $29.99-$79.99. Stats Can showed the average, annual, individual Canadian income is $44,700. We did the 1% math. Average monthly income x 0.01 = $37.25/month And then we wondered…. What if this Valentine’s Day, we […]

Charity Matters

Good news. Canadians are a pretty charitable lot. Statistics Canada recently released findings from their Survey of Giving, Volunteering and Participating, and nearly 24 million people, or 84% of Canadians over 15 donated to a charitable or non-profit organization. Not such good news: While the number of Canadians who give is high, the average donation […]