The Holiday Edition
November 2017

Happy #GivingTuesday

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.

The Place2Give Foundation continues to support the #RetailPhilanthropy movement.  Going beyond the cash donation at the till through TheCardThatGives.  Our annual list of charities can be found on Gena's blog.

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? 

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Top 5 Recipient Organizations for 2017 from Place2Give Canada Recipient Organizations for 2017 from Place2Give US
  1. Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
  2. Kids Cancer Care Foundation
  3. CAWST
  4. Brown Bagging for Calgary's Kids
  5. Kids Up Front
  1. Women Moving Millions
  2. Children in Crisis
  3. Southern Poverty Law Center
  4. Place2Give Foundation US General Fund
  5. TheCardThatGives Special Campaign
Special Projects and Unique Partnerships
Each year Place2Give Foundation alongside Karma & Cents Inc. works with private family foundations and family enterprises across Canada to support interesting and special projects.  This year we worked with the Horne Family Foundation, Catherine Donnelly Foundation, MaxGreen Community Fund, Lake Family Foundation, Silver Gummy Foundation, The Calgary Foundation and Rotary Club of Calgary South on some special projects. We also worked alongside a few larger corporate funders including Suncor Energy Foundation, TD Private Giving FoundationRBC Foundation and CIBC Foundation to support projects addressing complex social issues.

This year's special projects included:
Poverty - Several
Family Reunification - Give a Mile
Domestic Violence - Several
International Projects - Various in conjunction with Rotary Foundation
Community Art Project - Water for Riley
Mental Health - Sick Not Weak
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