Imagine Canada’s new research explores the most pressing and long term shifts in corporate social investment in Canada, encouraging Canadian companies to think differently about how they invest with and engage in their communities as they explore paths forward.
One in four. That’s the number of women in the fundraising profession who report they have been sexually harassed on the job. I’d like you to think about that in the context of your organization. 25% of the female fundraisers you work with have been subjected to “contacts, gestures, or behaviour of a sexual nature” that were unwanted or humiliating.
Ethics is the cornerstone of fundraising. Without it, the public simply wouldn’t give to charities, and the sector’s programs and services could never be provided. Ethics is the way charities demonstrate their commitment to accountability and transparency, and show the public they are worthy of its trust and confidence.
If foundations are an important part of your fundraising portfolio, you’re not alone. In a reader survey, 92% of Grantseeker Monthly readers said they raise funds from Canadian foundations. But what exactly does everyone mean when they use the word foundation?
The federal government’s anti-spam law, known as Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL) came into effect on July 1, 2014. CASL is a spam-fighting Act that regulates the types of electronic messaging that can be sent (and under what circumstances) from people, businesses, and organizations.
Boards of directors have learned over the last year that virtual meetings really aren’t that bad. In fact, they come with several benefits such as higher attendance, improved diversity opportunities, laser-focused agendas, and lower cost. It appears as though virtual board meetings will be part of your board’s permanent meeting cycle. Adopting these ten best practices can help make them a positive experience.
February 22, 2021
Suanne Miedema (Guest Author)
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