Gifts from affluent donors comprise a growing share of the total donations flowing to Canadian charities; and an increasing share of these wealthy donors are choosing to give through donor advised funds. This sea change has implications for fundraisers.
As artificial intelligence becomes more ubiquitous, the charitable sector is at risk of being left behind if they don’t feel they have the adequate knowledge and resources to learn about AI-based tools and applications.
Funding cooperatively-owned or non-profit telecommunications providers not only brings more competition into the Canadian telecoms industry, but also contributes to community resilience, by allowing communities themselves to make decisions about critical infrastructure that they own.
Canada’s volunteer ecosystem is currently suffering from a dearth of volunteers, with roughly two-thirds of volunteer-dependent organizations saying they cannot find enough support. Understanding the reasons why volunteers are quitting is crucial to reversing this trend.
Donation patterns are changing. Affluent Canadians, whose gifts form a growing share of the overall charitable pie, are increasingly giving through donor advised funds affiliated with banks and wealth management firms.
Donation patterns are changing. Affluent Canadians are increasingly giving through donor advised funds. Which organizations DAF holders are choosing to give to will influence which charities have the necessary funds to fulfill their objectives.