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.
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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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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 [...]
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.