• After Unconference for Social Good #1

    After Unconference for Social Good #1

    The first Unconference for Social Good was a resounding success. From amazing attendees and conversations, mass media coverage, and the buzz generated by philanthropist and investor W. Brett Wilson attending in the morning,Find more information on racenightsaustralia.com.au here.

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  • Why Charity Hive?

    Why Charity Hive?

    | June 26, 2011 | Comments (0)

    We love the social sector and the people who are part of it. We come from all silos within the sector – giving, advising, volunteering, marketing, fundraising, leadership and social enterprise. And we believe the social sector is poised to lead massive change in our economic and social fabric. In 1999, Peter Drucker said, “The [...]

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  • W. Brett Wilson on Charitable ROI

    W. Brett Wilson on Charitable ROI

    | June 26, 2011 | Comments (0)

    In his first column for Alberta Venture Magazine, W. Brett Wilson gives his take on philanthropic ROI. According to Wilson, companies will increase their philanthropic efforts when they start seeing giving as an opportunity rather than an obligation – and believes the best corporate philanthropy doesn’t just make a social impact – it should add [...]

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  • Todd Hirsch, Alberta's Foremost Economist

    Alberta’s Foremost Economist on the Future of Social Sector Funding

    | June 25, 2011 | Comments (0)

    As Bob Dylan so famously sang—the times, they are a-changing! Today, for very different reasons than the ones Mr. Dylan had in mind decades ago, we see change coming in the system of funding Canada’s social sector organizations. Since the 1950s, government has contributed to social policy by either directly running its own programs, or [...]

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  • What Can the Social Sector Learn from IBM?

    What Can the Social Sector Learn from IBM?

    | June 25, 2011 | Comments (0)

    In collaboration with CentrePoint, IBM Calgary undertook a 100 Year Centennial celebration by offering a day-long Social Media Workshop for over 100 local agencies who were paired with IBM consultants at each of the session’s work tables. The workshop focused on providing tips and tools for assisting social sector organizations in the development of their [...]

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  • Community Leader Brian Felesky on Creating a Collaborative

    Community Leader Brian Felesky on Creating a Collaborative

    | June 23, 2011 | Comments (0)

    Ten years ago, senior members of Calgary’s social sector came together to create a dedicated court for domestic violence and a network of some 60+ agencies working together to reduce the incidences of domestic violence in Calgary. Through an innovative collaborative response model developed with partner agencies, HomeFront has helped reduce the rate of reoffense [...]

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Funding
Charity Hive

Wellspring Calgary Introduces Toupee For A Day – Innovative One Day FUNdraiser

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News
Jennelle Dippel

Why grads don’t choose nonprofit work and why one is bucking that trend

During a lecture in the communications program I recently completed, our professor tossed out the question, “How many of you would like to work for a not-for-profit when you are done here?” I innocently glanced around the room, eager for my hand to join a forest of excited limbs waving in the air. Isn’t that [...]

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Marketing
Charity Hive

Top 5 Reasons Nonprofits Must be Digitally Literate

Reposted by permission. Thanks to Doug Lacombe (@dblacombe) at Communicatto. This is a guest post by Kelly Ferrier, owner of Calgary copywriting company Kay Phair Advising. You can find her on Twitter at @kayphair. Today we continue our series examining the importance of digital literacy to Canada’s economy. This post is focused on the impact [...]

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Funding
Kelly Morris

Get Smart: 4 Simple Steps to Improve Your Nonprofit’s Corporate Investment Strategy

It’s impossible to sift through my twitter feed or litter of blogs without coming across an article on the challenges the nonprofit sector is facing when it comes to corporate fundraising. It is widely known that most nonprofit and charity organizations receive the majority of their funding from individual donors but how can they deepen [...]

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News
Charity Hive

Specialisterne Canada Project of Autism Calgary

Observing the amazing abilities of his own son with Asperger Syndrome, Danish Information Technology professional Thorkil Sonne founded Specialisterne (‘The Specialists’) in 2004, employing persons on the autism spectrum as IT consultants, primarily in software test and data conversion. The Copenhagen Company has thrived on the special skills of its employees, delivered the benefits of [...]

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News
Charity Hive

Calgary’s Centre for Affordable Water & Sanitation Technology Brings Water to the World

Camille Dow Baker, founder and former CEO of the Centre for Affordable Water & Sanitation Technology, CAWST, looks back over 10 years of initiating, developing and running a nonprofit in Calgary, Alberta. On October 1, 2011, Camille passed the leadership reins of CAWST to Shauna Curry. Describe your organization in a nutshell. CAWST was formed [...]

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News
Greg Thomson

Answering the questions donors ask

Canadian donors are asking more and more questions about the charities that they are giving to. A few have had a bad experience of one sort or another, but most are simply questioning how their donations are being used. What I love about working with Charity Intelligence is that we are working hard to answer [...]

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Leadership
Charity Hive

The Big Vision Behind Charity Hive

Welcome to the place where cause-minded peope share knowledge and inspire each other.

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Giving
Mike Skrypnek

The Donor Mindset: Giving with Impact

Isn’t it funny how some people seem driven to act in a certain way, while others couldn’t be bothered to get excited about anything? Where does this motivation come from? Even better, what exactly is motivation? Wikipedia definitions on motivation summarize it as the “general desire or willingness of someone to do something.” Seems pretty [...]

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Leadership
Unconference for Social Good

After Unconference for Social Good #1

The first Unconference for Social Good was a resounding success. From amazing attendees and conversations, mass media coverage, and the buzz generated by philanthropist and investor W. Brett Wilson attending in the morning, we couldn’t have asked for more from the day. What Matters to You? The day started with personal introductions asking the questions.

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