Social Impact Analysts Association: Will there ever be a common social reporting standard?, Harry Hoare, Social Finance UK
Harry Hoare comments on Ci Analyst, Kate Ruff's, SIAA conference keynote address on social reporting standards.
ZOOMER Radio AM 740: The Zoomer Week in Review Podcast, Libby Znaimer (LISTEN)
This week on the Zoomer Week In Review, Libby gets some Charity Intelligence with Karen Greve-Young. The podcast is an interview supplement to the full report by Libby Znaimer printed in the July/August 2012 Zoomer Magazine.
ZOOMER Magazine: Acts of Charity (Money/Advice)
Before you give, says Libby Znaimer, find out where your money is going.
"Too often people make a donation without thinking how much of this money is going to the charity itself," says Karen Greve-Young of Charity Intelligence Canada. She feels there are a few key questions every donor should ask. "How much of this money is going to achieve real impact? What are the programs this money will actually go to? And is this a charity where I can have the biggest impact on either saving lives or improving treatment or experience for Canadians?"...
(This article was reproduced with permission from the July/August issue of Zoomer Magazine)
Toronto's Metro Morning host, Matt Galloway, spoke with Bri Trypuc about Informed Giving and clothing donations. (Audio. runs 5:42)
The business of collecting donated clothes, selling them in local thrift stores and shipping them overseas has become so lucrative it has created a cut-throat turf war in Ontario. One man in the industry said competition for routes in the past two to three years has become "violent."...
Charities seeking donations have inundated seniors such as Janet Simms-Baldwin with cards, gifts and address labels "by the thousands."
With so many charities and charitable gift options to choose from this holiday season, Bri Trypuc of Donor Services at Charity Intelligence Canada looks at how a new website can help you decide where your money will do the most good. (Video. Runs 4:00)
A Toronto charity that went from receiving zero donor dollars one year to $60 million the next raised “serious red flags” for an independent agency that evaluates Canadian charities...
Nineteen of Canada’s 100 largest charities do not release their full audited financial statements to the public and refused to provide them to an independent agency that evaluates charities...
Star athletes are uniquely positioned to generate charitable donations within the city in which they play, and their teams often rely heavily on their drawing power when it comes to the big business that is sports philanthropy.
Globe and Mail: Here's how we can be both smart and good (Margaret Wente)
[Charity Intelligence] thinks the Canadian Cancer Society has some explaining to do. About why - proportionally - it's spending less on research...and more on fundraising. It raises the question: Are you - as the donor - aware of where your money is going when you donate. It's part of an investigation by CBC Television's Marketplace. Greg Thomson is with Charity Intelligence in Toronto. That new non-profit organization that researches and analyzes Canada's charities to help you make better decisions. (Audio. Runs 5:34)