150 Profiles: Celine Trojand

As we mark the 150th anniversary of confederation, The Philanthropist is profiling Canadians from across the non-profit sector and putting a face to 150 individuals who work or volunteer in Canada’s social sector. Name: Celine Trojand Current role in the sector: Lead Organizer at Organizing for Change, a.k.a. movement wrangler Years working and/or volunteering in the nonprofit…

New Media And New Voices

Community engagement and development offer youth the opportunity to communicate their desires and have their voices heard. But young Canadians do not participate in community life, for example, political elections, political campaigns, or interest groups, in the same capacity as older Canadians. They are less interested in and have less knowledge of politics (O’Neill, 2007),…

Social Networking And Other Technologies: Capturing The Attention And Maintaining The Social Significance Of An Issue For Young People

Introduction This article is about ways in which digital natives converse day-to-day and explains the value in knowing how they converse. “Digital native” is a term that is used to describe young people in First World countries who were born into an era during which the Internet truly became popular: the digital era. The focus…

Bookshelf

The Nonprofit Organization’s Guide to E-Commerce By Gary M. Grobman Published by White Hat Communications, P.O. Box 5390, Harrisburg, PA 17110-0390, 2001, 182 pp., U.S. $19.95 (plus S and H) REVIEWED BY CHERYL EWING Brava Special Events and Arts Management, Kitchener, Ontario One of the greatest challenges facing not-for-profits is the lack of time—staff never…

Building Relationships in the Networked Age: Some Implications of the Internet for Nonprofit Organizations

Successful fundraising has always been about building healthy relationships, whether with single donors, volunteers, the media or funding agencies. The Internet is emerging as an essential tool for building these relationships and charitable and nonprofit organizations must learn to take advantage of such tools or risk losing out to those groups who do forge communities…

From the Editor

Our first contribution is written by Doug Jamieson who addresses the challenges faced by nonprofit organizations in building relationships in a “networked” age. Doug Jamieson is an experienced traveller in cyberspace. He started online in 1981 with a 300-baud modem and an acoustic coupler, dialing into online databases and information sources and using these as…