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News Stories

Give the URL for stories that are online.

If you want to cut and paste or scan the entire story it might be best to create a whole new page for each story, and add a link to it.

 

Headline or topic

URL

Relevant to

course or

topic

Posted

by

(name)

Date

Comments

or summary

Madonna's Malawi charity wasted money, fires board

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/mar/25/madonna-malawi-charity-squandered-millions

Ethics Ken 25 March 2011  

Rogers donates $275,000 to two colleges as CRTC penalty for telemarketing. Is this tainted money? If not, how could Humber get in on the gift?

http://www.thestar.com/business/companies/rogers/article/960185--rogers-to-pay-275-000-after-telemarketing-probe

Grants

Ethics

Ken 25 March 2011  

If arts and culture are publicly funded, why not sports arenas?

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/if-arts-and-culture-are-publicly-funded-why-not-sports-arenas/article1901419/ 

Everything Heather 10 Feb 2011  

Zoo suffers huge drop in attendance

http://www.thestar.com/news/article/935365--zoo-suffers-huge-drop-in-attendance?bn=1  

506 Heather 8 Feb 2011 Setback on FR initiatives - not sure if there is actually currently a campaign

Kelowna women’s centre forced to shut its doors

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/british-columbia/kelowna-womens-centre-forced-to-shut-its-doors/article1888021/ 

506 Heather 30 Jan 2011 They plan to reopen, with a greater focus on fundraising

Google Finds It Hard to Reinvent Philanthropy

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/30/business/30charity.html

Trends Heather 29 Jan 2011  

Biting the hand that feeds them

http://www.nationalpost.com/Biting+hand+that+feeds+them/4148838/story.html

Comment from Seymour Schulich

http://www.nationalpost.com/Philanthropic+Canadians+endangered+species/4160427/story.html

Major donors Heather

22 Jan 2011/

26 Jan 2011

Do major donors have progamming influence? 

No, they do not.

World's richest man won't give half to charity. 
http://ca.finance.yahoo.com/news/Carlos-Slim-Wont-Give-Away-cnbc-3718910407.html
Major Donors Ken 25 Jan 2011 Says governments need the tax income.

Two Toronto charities have their status revoked

http://www.thestar.com/news/article/926820--two-toronto-charities-have-status-revoked

Legal Heather 24 Jan 2011 The man who founded both says the CRA is wrong.

Scotiabank launches global philanthropic program

http://www.torontosun.com/money/2011/01/21/16981716.html

Institutional Giving Heather 21 Jan 2011  

Unions run advocacy campaign about corporate tax cuts

http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/article/924931--union-ads-attack-mcguinty-hudak-for-backing-tax-cuts

Advocacy Ken 20 Jan 2011  

Proposed changes in Election Funding will affect democracy.

http://www.thestar.com/opinion/editorialopinion/article/924883--dollars-and-democracy

Advocacy Ken 20 Jan 2011  

Muslim charity front page news formis-handling donations

http://www.thestar.com/news/article/924865--muslim-charity-squandered-money-for-poor?bn=1

Legal Ken 20 Jan 2011  

McCains donate $1 million to gay-friendly church

http://www.thestar.com/article/923268

Major Donors Heather

17 Jan 2011

“It came out of the blue”

Muslim child's head shaved at birth, weight of hair in gold given to charity

http://www.parentcentral.ca/parent/article/884286

Mulitculturallism Ken 13 Jan 2011  

Raymond Chang Thrifty Philanthropist

http://www.thestar.com/business/companies/article/918017--raymond-chang-the-covert-philanthropist

Major Donors Ken 8 Jan 2011  

Philanthropy Buzzwords

http://www.ssireview.org/opinion/entry/philanthropys_buzzwords_of_the_decade/

  Wendy 6 Jan 2011  

Philanthropy trend prediction

http://www.ssireview.org/opinion/entry/ten_for_ten_philanthropy_from_2010-2020/

 

  Wendy 6 Jan 2011  

Volunteering is useful for Career Planning

http://charityvillage.com/cv/research/rcar46.html

http://charityvillage.com/cv/research/rcar47.html

513 Wendy 24 Dec 2010
 

Bill C470 amended

http://www.charityvillage.com/cv/archive/acov/acov10/acov1039.asp

501 Dave 13 Dec 2010  

Charities see alarming trends as donors become older, fewer

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/in-a-troubling-trend-canadians-are-no-longer-giving-as-they-once-did/article1823101/

506? Heather 2 Dec 2010  

How to make an informed choice for charity

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/economy/economy-lab/the-economists/how-to-make-an-informed-choice-for-charity/article1817097/

Related Blog: Worthwhile Canadian Initiative: Does monitoring charities make a difference? 

http://worthwhile.typepad.com/worthwhile_canadian_initi/2010/11/are-american-charities-better-than-canadian-ones.html

  Heather 29 Nov 10 Read both! They are by the same author - comments on the blog are a worthwhile read too.

Empathy and Giving: Making people feel like they have less makes them donate more.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/managing/susan-pinker/manipulating-the-charitable-mindset/article1808174/

Everything Leah Nov 23rd  

Clintons Foundation get special designation from Ottawa - WHY?

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/ottawa-gives-bill-clinton-foundation-special-designation/article1809416/

501 Leah Nov 23rd Allows US charity to recieve indirect support from Canadian taxpayers.

Does the moustache take away fromt he cause?

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/health/movember-is-the-mustache-distracting-from-the-cause/article1807061/

504 & Movember

 

 

Leah 21 Nov 2010  

Two great @Humber news stories about Bill C470 by reporter Meg Banks; discusses the proposed bill to limit salaries of those employed by charities in Canada.

BANKS - ST - BILL C470.mp3

BANKS - ST - FUND FOLLOWUP NOV 16.mp3

 

501 - Ethics and Legal Issues Dave 17 Nov 2010 Clips from an interview with Ken are in both stories. The followup story includes clips from Liberal MP Albina Guarnieri

Charities hoping for a kind holiday season

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/globe-investor/personal-finance/home-cents/charities-hoping-for-a-kind-holiday-season/article1791521/

506 Heather 10 Nov 2010  

Humane Society donations plunge 50% after year of bad publicity.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/toronto/humane-society-donations-plunge-50-per-cent-after-year-of%20%20-bad-publicity/article1788137/

501/506 Heather 5 Nov 2010 Trying to grow after a publicity nightmare

Candy and charity: Not so sweet a deal?

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/health/candy-and-charity-not-so-sweet-a-deal/article1787064/

501/506 Heather 5 Nov 2010 Are charities selling out?
Nova Scotia couple gives their 649 winnings to charity -  http://news.sympatico.ctv.ca/home/ns_couple_gives_away_11m_in_lottery_winnings/8c0f035c
506 - Major Gifts Caitlin 4 November 2010 Uplifting story about what to do if you win the lottery :)

Nonprofits Rush to Solicit Donations via Text, but the System Is Flawed

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/11/01/business/01text.html

506 Heather 31 Oct 2010 Interesting method, but still has problems

CIBC, BMO battle for soccer sponsorship supremecy

http://www.thestar.com/business/article/881496--cibc-bmo-battle-for-soccer-supremacy 

506 

 Ken

 1 Nov 2010

Big bucks at stake as banks compete 

The Charity 100: Where is your money going?

http://www.moneysense.ca/2010/06/17/the-charity-100-where-is-your-money-going/ 

All

Leah

26 Oct 2010

 

Hospital lobbying unnacceptable, says report 

http://www.thestar.com/news/ontario/article/878209--hospital-lobbying-unacceptable-says-report?bn=1

501

Heather

20 Oct 2010

Gov't funded organizations using public money to lobby the gov't

Gift Planning Guidance for the Super Rich

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/arts/leah-mclaren/looking-for-bang-for-your-donated-buck-talk-to-sal-laspada/article1758755/

503, Marketing and Communications

Dave

Oct. 16, 2010

Very interesting story. Paints a positive picture of Canadian philanthropic culture.

http ://www.cbc.ca/video/#/News/TV_Shows/Lang_&_O'Leary_Exchange/ID=1612978522

Belinda Stronach's Philanthropy 

Wendy

Oct 11

Tonight Lang&O'Leary has an hour devoted to Philanthropy and Millionaires; also worth checking out are : Frank Guistrav, Phil Buchanan, Carlos Slim

Mayoral Debate at Humber Lakershore Campus Thursday October 14th 3:00 pm.

All

Leanne

October 9th

I wish we could all go, but we are in class at that time.

Pakistan Relief Efforts

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/story/2010/10/04/pakistan-relief-104.html

Capital Campaigns

Dave

Oct. 5, 2010

The effectiveness of donor matching programs

How media coverage influences dollars raised

Women changing the face of philanthropy

http://www.thestar.com/news/insight/article/869658--women-are-changing-the-face-of-philanthropy

All

Dave

Oct. 5, 2010

Great story on the profound influence of women in the philanthropic environment.

Stars shine light on issues, but should we consider it illuminating?

http://www.thestar.com/news/insight/article/869631--stars-shine-light-on-issues-but-should-we-consider-it-illuminating

Celeb fundraising

Laura

3 Oct 2010

 

Banana-Based Pad Maker Elizabeth Scharpf Wants Rwandan Women Educated. Period.

http://jezebel.com/5652457/banana+based-pad-maker-elizabeth-scharpf-wants-rwandan-women-educated-period

501 Ethics

Vanessa

Sept. 30

2010

Interesting in relation to the discussion we were having in class in regards to the Always campaign

Filmmaker's burning question: 'Where's my goat?'

http://www.thestar.com/entertainment/movies/article/867062--filmmaker-s-burning-question-where-s-my-goat

Movie site: http://wheresmygoat.com/wp/

503/501

Heather 

28 Sept 2010

A donor goes in search of his donated goat

CBC offers sound advice for Donors

http://www.cbc.ca/video/#/News/Consumer_Life/ID=1598645895

501 ethics.  donor responsibility

Dave

Sept. 26, 2010

Short video clip. 

Ontario Gov't announces new Arts funding

http://www.arts.on.ca/Page3902.aspx

Campaigns

Erin

Sept 23, 2010

 

Fundraisers Out Earn Charities: CBC Probes 

 http://www.cbc.ca/canada/edmonton/story/2010/09/21/edmonton-fundraising-charities.html

Ethics 

everything.

Cynthia 

22 Sept 2010 

2 charities spend vast majority of donor money on fundraising, not cause. use of external fundraisers.

Charities Paid $726M to Private Fundraisers 

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/story/2010/09/21/con-charities-fundraisers.html

ethics. everything. 

Cynthia 

Sept 22 2010 

paying external fundraisers. CRA guidelines. The comments are great. 

Crowd-fundraising can mean big bucks

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/technology/personal-tech/crowd-fundraising-can-mean-big-bucks/article1712385/ 

Marketing?

Social Media

Heather 

20 Sept 2010

Accepting donations of any size online, popular among musicians & filmmakers

Mats Sundin helps Canadian bear researchers 

http://www.thestar.com/sports/hockey/article/862483--mats-sundin-helps-canadian-bear-researchers-in-sweden

503 Marketing 

Ken 

17 Sept. 2010 

Tracking celebrities and their interests and causes may help when we need spokespeople and board members

Philanthropy as Immortality - Excerpt: The Trouble with Billionaires by Linda McQuaig and Neil Brooks 

http://www.thestar.com/news/insight/article/859721--excerpt-the-trouble-with-billionaires-by-linda-mcquaig-and-neil-brooks 

501 Ethics

506 Major Donors 

Ken 

12 Sept 2010 

Donors get big tax breaks, may not really be altruisitic 

The munificent magnate

http://www.thestar.com/news/insight/article/847952--the-munificent-magnate 

506 Major Donors 

Heather via Ken 

13 Aug 2010 

Donor profile/ motivation 

What to do when donors become tainted

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/opinions/what-to-do-when-donors-become-tainted/article1589904/http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/opinions/what-to-do-when-donors-become-tainted/article1589904/

Ethics

 

 

 

Heather

June, 2010

 

 

Books

Title  Author(s) Comment 
Leaving Microsoft to Change the World John Wood I found it inspiring, but also full of useful tips for fundraising, taken from the corporate world. -Heather
The Networked Nonprofit 

Beth Kanter & Allison Fine

Recommended by Brock Warner for learning about social media & nonprofits. Contact him if you're interested. 
Dead Aid

Dambisa Moyo

very interesting and controversial views of international aids affecting African economies (Wendy's pick)
The Zen of Fundraising Ken Burnett 89 quick snippets about strengthening donor relationships. Great read.
1001 Fundraising Ideas and Strategies Jim Hawkins Typical and unique ideas about what works best for different situations. Written for Charities and NPO in Canada.
Afrika Colleen Craig Although a juvenile fiction, it's a leisure read for anyone who wants to know more about Africa's Apartheid history (Wendy's pick)

 

 

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