This year has been an interesting one for philanthropists and social impact investors. We have seen increases in micro-finance and crowdfunding, bringing this type of giving to all-time high; new giving models and a movement away from simple cheque writing are starting to become more mainstream in family philanthropy; and the ongoing growth of OpenImpact and other platforms like ScotiaBank's iTRADE to support impact investors in aligning their wealth strategies with their social objectives.
Thanks to the generosity of the Lake Family Foundation, we recently gave a workshop in Victoria entitled To Gift a Goat: The Holiday Dilemma. Part of this workshop included an opportunity for participants to consider questions that will shape their personal and their family's legacy. Here is a list of some of the Legacy Questions that were reflected upon. This holiday season, we encourage you to start exploring some of these questions and of course, "there's an app for that!" Check out StoryCorp. If you want more support, we have teamed up with TalkingLight Media to document your family's legacy in a multi-media format.
Lastly, our #GivingTuesday press release focuses on creating meaningful engagements with charities and not just about the financial transactions that holiday giving brings.
All the best for the holiday season!
Place2Give Foundation and Karma & Cents Inc. Teams
Guest Article - Vimy HR:
The Top 5 Reasons Giving Back Increases the Ability to Recruit and Retain the Best
With the arrival of #GivingTuesday, a national movement dedicated to giving back following the shopping frenzies of Black Friday and Cyber Monday, I couldn't help but wonder if Canadian business fully realize the workplace benefits of giving?
TheCardThatGives is a charity GIVE card where the recipient re-directs the face-value of the card to any charity in Canada. It is a physical card that can be purchased online, or in one of our participating retailers. A complete list of re-sellers across Canada will be posted mid-October and updated weekly.
This is a product for individuals and companies. A great stocking-stuffer, present for a teacher or small gift for a friend. For companies it is a great way to reward your employees, recognize your clients, attract new customers and share your corporate citizenship story.