Archive for March, 2009

Engaging Volunteers in a Meaningful Way

Six years ago, Scott Neeson took a five-week backpacking vacation through Asia. Today, Mr. Neeson’s Cambodian Children’s Fund operation is in its sixth year – and he has traded in his successful Hollywood career, 36-foot yacht and luxury lifestyle for a single room in the children’s centre he operates and funds. Rather than a Porsche, […]

Ten Creative Ways to Support Charities this Month

With more than 8,000 registered charities in Atlantic Canada, the charitable sector makes up a significant portion of the Atlantic Canadian economy. These organizations deliver vital services in areas of education, health, and social and community service. Many, such as food banks, provide the basic essentials of life. Together, with nonprofits, charities in Atlantic Canada […]

Is Bill Strickland Coming to Halifax?

According to a December 2008 article in Miller-McCune magazine, Halifax is on Bill Strickland’s list of cities where he is planning on creating a Manchester/Bidwell-like facility. In fact, local rumour has it that Bill has already been to visit, and has been discussing his plans with some of Halifax’s movers and shakers. If there was […]

Innovation and Collaboration at its Best

Bernie Smith, manager of the Spring Garden Area Business Association, is a very wise man. For years, merchants in the Spring Garden Road area have struggled with finding a solution to the significant population of panhandlers who frequent the area. Attempts to rid the area of panhanders have only resulted in relocating the population to […]

Charity Co-ops?

In Ontario, the Youth Services Bureau of Ottawa provides a vast range of services to young people with the objective of helping youth move toward independence and self-sufficiency. From a drop-in centre for street youth, emergency and transitional housing, and mental health services, through to long term housing and employment resources – YSB provides a […]

Humber College Fundraising Interns

Are you interested in an intern from Humber’s Fundraising and Volunteer Management program? The program provides students with the equivalent of three to five years of on-the-job fundraising experience. Interns are available full-time from June 15 to Aug. 20, 2009. Here’s how to post your opportunity online: 1. Go to 2. a) If this […]

Women Still Have a Long Way to Go

Today is International Women’s Day, 2009. Belinda Stronach (former MP and Chair of the Belinda Stronach Foundation) observes that in tough economic times, fear about layoffs, bankrupticies and companies shutting their doors threatens to push women’s issues off the public agenda. She says that “taking stock in the state of Canadian women in 2009 means […]

Bread and Roses…and Funding for Education

The Honourable Carolyn Bolivar-Getson, minister responsible for the Nova Scotia Advisory Council on the Status of Women, launched the Bread and Roses Bursary Fund today to mark International Women’s Day. The term “Bread and Roses” comes from a poem by James Oppenheim, published in 1911, and later set to music. Nearly a century later, […]

Fundraising with Impact

Organized by Impact Entrepreneurship Group, Impact Microcredit is an innovative entrepreneurial competition open to high school students across Canada. Each school is allowed to enter one team of 3-5 students. Teams are given $100 and one week (in October) to generate as much revenue as possible from that $100. Of course, there are rules – […]

International Women’s Day in Lunenburg County

In honour of International Women’s Day and our 25th anniversary, Second Story Women’s Centre is hosting an Open House: Date: Sunday March 8, 2009Time: 2-4 pmLocation: 22 King Street, Post Office Centre (upstairs), LunenburgMore Info: 640-3044 or 543-1315 We want everyone in Lunenburg County to know who we are, where we are, and what we […]