Charity Intelligence’s most important asset is its people. The Ci Team is a passionate cadre of volunteer professionals, some retired, some still working crazy hours. Most of the Ci team have over 10,000 hours experience in the “for-profit” sector in different professions – investing, management consulting, and public relations. We all volunteer extensively with charities, and we are donors ourselves.
In 2006, one off-hand comment “just doing what I can” triggered us to think differently. We hadn’t seen our investing skills as applicable to Canadian charities. Yet doctors give their medical expertise; lawyers work pro-bono on worthy causes. At the same time, we were also digging into our personal giving trying to be better donors. Would our perspective, our independent work, be helpful to others?
Apparently so. The spontaneous responses from hundreds of donors from across Canada have guided our work.
For those donors that have questions, we hope our research and reports provide answers. We hope our work gives you new insights and helps you give intelligently.
And, please, keep emailing and calling in your questions. Since our beginning, your questions have driven our work forward.
Board of Directors
Kate Bahen, CFA Managing Director Retired equity analyst
Graeme Hepburn Chairman Dufferin Gate Capital
Nancy A. Self, MBA CFA, Independent Director
Greg Thomson, MBA Director of Research
Dr. Terrence Colvin, Founder of Success Markets Inc.
Patrick Gossage, Public Relations, Media Profile
Martha Grant, ProPublic
Ken Evans, APEX Public Relations
Joni Avram, Principal, Cause &Effect Marketing, Marketing & Communications (Alberta)
Design & Production
Stephen Thursby Design, Principal, Thursby &Associates
Myrna Forsythe Editor
Rachel Greiner Production & Design
Former Research Analysts, colleagues and interns who contributed so much to what Charity Intelligence provides donors:
Roland Bertin, Ci Top Picks Committee, Retired Director, Burns Fry Research
John Grandy, TD Investments Research (retired), Environment charities analyst
Chris Murphy, CFA, CIBC Wealth Management, Ci Food Bank Analyst
Indi Gopinathan, MBA, Investor Relations, Rainy River Resources Food Banks Analyst
Hanny Elsayed, CFA, Food Banks Analyst
Ben Gardent, MBA, RBC Capital Markets, Animal Welfare Analyst
Zoe Young, Social Results Reporting Analyst
Karen Greve Young, MBA, Cancer Analyst, Director, Strategic Initiatives at MaRS Discovery District
Michael Phillips, CFA, Education Analyst
Nancy Carss, CFA, At-Risk Youth Analyst
Bronwyn Smith, MBA, Charity Analyst
Daniel Binnette, 2013 & 2014 Summer Research Analyst, Harvard Law School
Yash Ahuja, 2015 Summer Research Analyst, MBA candidate 2016, Rotman School of Management
Zoe Best, 2015 Summer Research Analyst BCom candidate 2016, Queen's University
Rohan Bhargava, 2015 Summer Research Analyst, MBA candidate Rotman School of Management
Mikhil Mahore, 2015 Summer Research Analyst, MBA candidate 2016, Rotman School of Management
Adam Heller, 2011, Summer Research Analyst, Davies Ward and Beck
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