Senator Ratna Omidvar (September 9, 2020) With the installation of new finance minister Chrystia Freeland, Senator Ratna Omidvar is renewing her call to reform the charitable sector. Senator Omidvar was the deputy chair of the Special Senate Committee on the Charity Sector, which ran from January 2018 until it issued a report in June 2019. … [Read more...] about Reform the charitable sector senator urges government
(September 9, 2020) A study of the US’s spring and summer of unrest has revealed a police response more violent than protesters. “While the US has long been home to a vibrant protest environment, demonstrations surged to new levels in 2020,” according to The US Crisis Monitor — a joint project between ACLED and the Bridging Divides Initiative (BDI) at … [Read more...] about Police response more violent than protesters in US civil unrest: US Crisis Monitor Report
(August 26, 2020) Donor-centered fundraising and donor-centered leadership have been promoted as best practice in the charity sector for many years. “Donor‐centered fundraising puts satisfying donors’ need for meaningful information at the top of the agenda,” says charity specialist and author Penelope Burk. Yet, putting donor’s needs at the top of the charity … [Read more...] about Can donor-centered fundraising reinvent itself?
(August 24, 2020) A portrait of Breonna Taylor covers the September issue of Vanity Fair. The 26-year-old emergency services worker was shot by police eight times in her own bed. Her death has still not resulted in charges against the Louisville, Kentucky police officers who were exercising a search warrant at the wrong address for a suspect who was already in custody. The … [Read more...] about Breonna Taylor covers Vanity Fair
Blackbaud headquarters in Charleston, South Carolina (August 24, 2020) In late July, scores of Canadian charities received notification of a global Blackbaud data breach involving its Raiser’s Edge and NetCommunity products. The stolen data could have included donor information charities routinely keep on their databases, such as a donor’s name, age, address, phone … [Read more...] about Blackbaud Data Breach: The impact on Canadian charities and what we still don’t know