Food For Thought

Small changes can have big results

The first time I realized that humans had the power to change their environment for the worst was when I saw the movie Waterworld when I was about 11 years old. This movie shows an earth under water ...

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The Life-Changing Power of Giving Back

What I Learned from 5 Days of Volunteering in Kingston

Several months ago I stumbled on a video posted by online lifestyle company Refinery29 detailing an employee’s pursuit to volunteer or give back every day for 5 days.

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The Basic Income Approach

A New Model of Charitable Giving

Trust. It’s a concept that’s hard to gain as an organization when you aren’t directly providing benefits to the people funding you. At the bare minimum, people don’t want to feel like they are being scammed.

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Philanthropy in the Hands of Millennials

Connections to The Cause

Similar to what is happening in a multitude of other sectors, millennials are changing the status quo and altering the way they give to charities. They want a connection with the cause ...

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Charitable Fundraising: A Catch 22

We Need To Change The Way That We Think About Charity

“Philanthropy is the market for love; it is the market for all those people for whom there is no other market coming”. A fact that has been widely accepted, yet...

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Supporting the Caregivers - Mental Health Challenges Among Aid Workers

Humanitarian Workers Faced By Mental Challenges

The life or death context associated with humanitarian work and the perceived need to alleviate the suffering of others compels aid workers to overextend themselves. In 2012, mental health conditions were the leading cause of ...

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Being an Advocate for Advocacy

Getting Involved - 3 Great Organizations

Looking to get involved in philanthropy? Look no further! Here are my top 3 favorite organizations and initiatives to help spark your interest and find your passion!

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Philanthropy Starts with Ordinary People

This is our generation and we can make an impact

Katherine Fulton talks about how philanthropy is the giving of time and talent, not just money. When people think of philanthropy, they often think that it’s the giving of money that matters. After all...

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Dancers Give Back

Together We Dance Louder

Dancer’s Give Back Ottawa is an organization that was created with the purpose of uniting dance studios from throughout Ottawa to create change in the community. It is...

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SwimAbility Canada: More than Swimming Lessons

one-on-one swimming instruction to children with special needs

Today I would like to take the time to talk about a not-for-profit organization that is very near and dear to my heart. This organization is SwimAbility Canada

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What Makes A Philanthropist?

ANYONE can be a philanthropist

The idea of considering myself as a philanthropist seemed far out of reach unless...

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