Meet the next generation: Five young philanthropists on the future of giving

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Philanthropy is not known for having a young or diverse face. Changing this will require not only raising a new generation of philanthropists, but also understanding how these emerging grantmakers see philanthropy — and how they’re trying to change it for the better.

It’s almost Giving Tuesday. Here’s how generosity will change in 2021

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Imagine Canada predicted in March that the sector would lose out on billions in expected revenue. By and large, they were right. But the rise of non-monetary generosity shows how social impact is still very much alive, and 2021 will see charities rely on innovative approaches to draw donations.

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The collapse of the gala: Can charities cope without big fundraisers?

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Fundraisers are among the most important sources of revenue for Canadian non-profits — 40 percent of them rely on events for revenue. The COVID-19 pandemic has put many of these events to an end, cutting off a vital source of revenue to non-profits as demand for their services grows.

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Foundations were required to give way more than they do now. Why did that change?

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The Give5 movement and others in the philanthropic sector are calling on foundations to majorly up their disbursement — which could unlock hundreds of millions of dollars for charities. But years ago, what Give5 is calling for was the legally mandated minimum. Why did it change? There’s a long history behind the disbursement rules, and big questions about whether they’re still relevant today.

Non-profit fundraising is uncertain in the face of COVID-19. These tips will keep you on track.

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In the midst of a lot of uncertainty in the non-profit world, dig into these practical insights from a leader in fundraising — Nejeed Kassam, founder of fast-growing fundraising platform Keela. If you’re looking to up your fundraising game in the coming weeks and months, these tips will be helpful.