Category: Fundraising —

Rewarding Charities for Upholding Big Goals and Achieving Social Profitability

Changing attitudes towards not-for-profit spending

Let’s take the altruistic attitude about not-for-profits – especially in relation to spending and expenses – and turn it on its ear. Many of us recognize that causes and charities are as much a business as any in the private sector, and equally accountable to the bottom line. Yet, it takes money to make money, even for charities. Is it… Read More

Corporate Canada Targets Women’s Needs for Social Profitability

From health to domestic abuse, companies pledge their support

Each year, companies large and small make a commitment to causes that impact the lives of women. These partnerships not only benefit women’s causes, but also create a higher level of connection between the company and their employees. Whether through employee fundraising, participation or pro-bono gifts, becoming involved and supporting causes benefits staff, which in turn benefits the company’s Social… Read More

How Transparency Factors into Social Profitability

Gaining trust for your organization

Cause-related marketing has grown into a popular strategic tactic and public relations tool for corporations and charities. Trust is the key to building a transparent brand. Trust is even more critical in branding and reporting in the not-for-profit sector. It is imperative that your audience believes that the business or organization is acting as a good corporate citizen and doing… Read More

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Stepping Up Aid Relief Also Aids Corporate Social Profitability

Understanding the importance of giving – and getting great PR

Global and national corporate giants have pledged huge support for Syrian refugees arriving in Canada. These corporations are in a position to make a positive impact in the lives of those who are landing with little more than the clothes on their backs, while at the same time amassing positive impressions of their commitment to Social Profitability. They are shining… Read More

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Changing the Conversation for Social Profitability

Begin by engaging community partners

I had the opportunity to speak at a symposium for a National healthcare charity, bringing together nearly 100 community team members at the managerial level, to connect with their provincial counterparts. I was asked to lead a session that would provide a strategic review of an existing fundraising event concept, with the goal of creating consensus on a path forward… Read More

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Leading Retailers Raise Social Profitability Awareness with ‘Checkout Charity’

Consumer engagement and donations increase at point of sale

Many of Canada’s leading retailers boost their Social Profitability right at their cash registers. Costco, Loblaws, Shoppers Drug Mart and Walmart are prime examples of those who have upped the ante in charitable giving, prompting customers to add a little extra to their purchases by making donations to a charity of choice. These small ‘asks’ have resulted in tens of… Read More

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Stars Shine for Social Profitability

Celebrities lend their support to worthy causes

Charities working to achieve Social Profitability recognize the importance of fostering relationships with stars for their ability to increase awareness of their endeavours. For so many celebrities from the world of television, music, film, fashion, sports or the arts, commitment to a cause means more than paying it lip-service. Impassioned by their beliefs, whether through personal circumstance or the desire… Read More

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Engaging Millennials for Social Profitability

Social media is a key influencer in the charitable giving of millennials

Digital devices are the lifelines of most, if not all millennials. Cause marketers who hope to attract this younger audience should invest resources to create interactive social experiences that are engaging and easily shareable on digital networks. Millennials want to celebrate the causes that are important to them and give to organizations that match their interests. Doing good has become… Read More