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Issue 2 – Fall 2013: Staff retention depends on board involvement

Fundraisers rely on board members to play an active role in fundraising so that ambitious goals can be met. Yet as I researched the underlying causes of premature job turnover among fundraisers, I heard them describe boards who: – set…

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Issue 2 – Fall 2013: Short relationships shrink financial support

The Mackenzie Investments Charitable Foundation isn’t one of Canada’s largest corporate foundations. But we like to think that our relationship-based approach to granting is unique. Every Foundation volunteer (that is, every member of the Foundation’s Board of Directors and its Employee Donations…

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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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