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Tag Archives: Canada

Social Impact Bonds under review in Canada

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new type of financial instrument is challenging the idea that giving and investing are separate and distinct. The social impact bond (SIB) is an experimental hybrid that applies a profit motive to some of the most intractable social problems.

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Fundraising and Giving increases in Canada

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79% of Canadians made a gift in the past twelve months which is up 11% from 2011. A significant increase that suggests we have come full circle and more Canadians are being generous in their giving to charitable organizations and less cautious of the uncertain economic
climate.

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New Canadian, Internet Based Initiatives Launched to Increase Charity Transparency and Accountability

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- Opinion: Internet puts focus on charities’ accountability Article posted on The Vancouver Sun by Malcolm Burrows, 25 September 2012 Over the past six months, publicly accessible financial data about Canadian charities has taken a huge leap forward. Demands for increased …

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Canadians Appreciate the Value of Charities but Want Better Information on How Donated Funds are Allocated, New Survey Shows

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Most Canadians consider charities to be important in filling a gap of needs not being addressed by the public and private sector. However, a challenge remains in communicating and educating donors about fund allocation.

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More Than Half of Canadians Are Less Likely to Give to Charity Based on a Fear of Fraudsters

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A new survey commissioned by CanadaHelps.org and Capital One Canada, as part of Fraud Awareness Month, found that across all generations and all donor methods, more than half of Canadians say
they’re less likely to give to charity based on a fear of fraudsters.

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