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?