Articles for Donors

Inputs, Outputs, Outcomes and Impact

“If your decisions are always dollar-driven, you’re not going to have the outcomes you’re looking for,” warns Winnipeg philanthropy consultant Joan Blight. That’s true whether the dollars you’re discussing are spent on program, administration or fundraising. Charities already know, of course, that measuring dollars…

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Telling Donors About Your Impact

  Do your donors ask you what the impact of their gift will be? If that hasn’t happened yet, you need to get ready. No longer are most donors content just to write a cheque to a charity….

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Stats and Facts

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Issue 1- Summer 2013: Straight talk with donors about fundraising costs

“We train everyone in the organization about the cost per dollar raised so they can speak to donors confidently“ That’s Ted Garrard of SickKids Foundation talking about how his team — all 150 of them — explains fundraising costs to…

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