Supporting Black-Led Nonprofits for a More Equitable Future
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by CanadaHelps
1M ago
Black-led nonprofits here in Canada are often grassroots organizations advocating for racial and social justice that fuel meaningful change in Black communities, and this benefits society as a whole. CanadaHelps’ aims to amplify the voices of Black-led charities, connecting you with causes that align with your values. In the landscape of Canadian philanthropy, however, a troubling imbalance has been made clear. Recent landmark studies show that Black-led and Black-focused nonprofits face significant underfunding compared to their white-led counterparts. This critical giving gap transcends fin ..read more
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Ready, Set, Fundraise: How to Launch a CanadaHelps Fundraiser in Minutes
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by CanadaHelps
4M ago
Follow these 10 easy steps to launch your fundraiser in just a few minutes! You’ll be doing a world of good in no time at all. 1. Create an Account/ Log in. If you don’t already have a CanadaHelps account, sign up for free or Log-in. Once you’re logged in, you can start creating your fundraising page 2. Search for a registered Canadian charity or multiple charities to support. Type the charity name in the search box or search by category, location, or scope. You can also add multiple charities to your fundraiser. While there is no limit to the number of charities you add to your fundraiser ..read more
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Unravelling the Development of the East Africa Hunger Crisis
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by CanadaHelps
4M ago
This blog article is in conversation with Onome Ako, CEO of Action Against Hunger Canada.   As the hunger crisis in the Horn of Africa grows and emergency funding falls short, the work of Action Against Hunger Canada is more important than ever. Flying to the Somali Region of Ethiopia last year, Onome Ako, CEO of Action Against Hunger Canada, got a first-hand glimpse into the devastating drought that’s been plaguing millions of people in East Africa for years. The images are burned into her mind. “There were dry riverbeds everywhere, carcasses of animals spread out as well…we were actual ..read more
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The Advantages of Monthly Giving
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by CanadaHelps
1y ago
This blog was originally published on July 7th, 2014, but was updated in March of 2023. If you’re like most Canadians, you may associate giving with a mad dash in December trying to figure out which charities you will support and how much you will give before the year end charitable tax receipt deadline.  Instead of waiting late into the year when you are already strapped for cash during the holiday season, it may be time to consider monthly giving earlier to make a difference and enjoy the gift of giving year-round. Monthly giving is a scheduled financial donation given to the charities ..read more
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Feb 17 2023 Intermittent Service Issues Update
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by CanadaHelps
1y ago
We are currently experiencing an unexpected service issue that we are actively investigating and working to resolve. Read on below for status updates on the issue. We apologize for the inconvenience. ‍ 3:09 PM EST • We have received confirmation from our service partner that the service issue is fully resolved and our team at CanadaHelps has completed a full validation of our entire system to confirm our system is operating smoothly. We apologize for the impact this had on our customers. 2:03 PM EST • While testing is still in progress, we are seeing donations processing through all channels ..read more
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New Partnership Announcement: CanadaHelps and Donate A Car Canada
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by CanadaHelps
1y ago
In another step towards giving Canadians the opportunity to diversify the ways they donate, we are thrilled to announce our new partnership with Donate A Car, a company that makes it easy for individuals to donate their used vehicles to charity since 2003. This partnership is a significant step forward in our mission to make charitable giving more accessible and convenient for Canadians. Charities across the country will benefit greatly from this partnership, with the proceeds from the sale of a donated vehicle going towards a charity’s mission and programs. Our partnership will also make a di ..read more
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Canadians Made GivingTuesday 2022 The Best Yet!
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by CanadaHelps
1y ago
This year for the 10th anniversary of GivingTuesday on November 29th, Canadians proved yet again that they are generous and passionate about supporting the charities and causes that are close to their hearts. In just 24 hours, Canadians raised $13 million on CanadaHelps to support over 9,183 charities! This year charities have been struggling with an increased demand caused by inflation and the rise in the cost of living. More and more Canadians are turning to food banks, and 1 in 4 people have said they may rely on charities for their basic necessities. That said, the donations made on Givin ..read more
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The Best Holiday Gifts for Everyone: Charitable Gift Giving Edition
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by CanadaHelps
1y ago
With the holiday season right around the corner, many of us are thinking of gift ideas for our loved ones. However, with rising costs of living, the war in Ukraine and almost one in four Canadians planning to access essential charitable services over the next six months, many find it challenging to balance holiday gifting and charitable giving during the holiday season.  All this considered, the demand in our communities for the services charities provide continues to rise. Canadians are well aware that the need for charitable giving is increasing throughout the year and want to do what t ..read more
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12 Ways to Give Back This Holiday Season
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by CanadaHelps
1y ago
GivingTuesday is on the horizon! Following a shopping-filled Black Friday and Cyber Monday, GivingTuesday is the world’s largest generosity movement. It is a day dedicated to celebrating and spreading kindness through acts of generosity like volunteering, donating, and fundraising to uplift others. Canadians are encouraged to support any cause they care about on GivingTuesday 2022 which is set to take place on November 29th.  The state of charitable giving has changed so much over the last three years and this year is no different. Many Canadians and charities have felt the effects of in ..read more
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October 28th, 2022 CanadaHelps Intermittent Service Issues Update
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by CanadaHelps
1y ago
We are currently experiencing an unexpected service issue that we are actively investigating and working to resolve. Read on below for status updates on the issue.  We apologize for the inconvenience. <10:57 AM> We identified an intermittent issue processing donations. Our team is actively working to solve this issue. Continuous updates will be made available here. The next update will be made within 30 minutes or sooner.    <11:05 AM> We have identified that this is an issue impacting all websites which use caching technology to display data via React. The next upda ..read more
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