San Francisco, California, December 1, 2009 — Levi Strauss & Co. continued more than 25 years of pioneering leadership on HIV/AIDS by commemorating World AIDS Day 2009 with support from pioneering artists around the world. The company launched a global web site that spotlights work of global artists’ interpretation of World AIDS Day and encourages consumers to “know your status” in the fight against HIV/AIDS. The Levi Strauss Foundation also announced $2 million in grants in 2009 for organizations engaging in groundbreaking work on the pandemic.
Toronto, November 5, 2009 — Despite the economic downturn, Canadians remain a "giving" people, says Nicola Elkins, author of a new book, Master Your Philanthropy: How to maximize your strategic giving, published by The Knowledge Bureau.
INDIANAPOLIS, November 2, 2009 — Gender does not generally predict whether someone who donates to charity is likely to leave a charitable bequest in his or her will, according to a study released today by the Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University.
TORONTO, June 29, 2009 — Vulnerable youth facing mental illness and
addiction -- whose needs now go unmet -- will soon benefit from expanded
services in new facilities, thanks to the support of a generous donation of $5
million from the estates of Ken Thomson and his sister Audrey Campbell. The
donation will enable the expansion of CAMH's existing services through the
creation of a new inpatient centre which will be part of CAMH's pioneering
TORONTO, May 20, 2009 — Wild Apricot today launched Version 3.0, a major upgrade to its website and membership management software designed for associations and non-profits. The majority of Version 3.0's features were "crowdsourced": driven by feedback from customers. Wild Apricot, which has more than 15,000 registered users and continues to experience growth of 10% per month, attributes its success to its "obsession" with listening to customer feedback and actually using it.
Saying thank you. Recession or no recession, it’s one of the most important things you can do to keep more donors. Of course, you might already know “the basics” — things like thanking your donors promptly, segmenting by giving level or personalizing your letters. But there’s lots more to effective, engaging thank-you letters. And with the help of nonprofits from Toronto to Tasmania, you’re about to find out how much more.