150 Profiles: Megan Van Buskirk

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: Megan Van Buskirk Current role in the sector: Office Manager & Volunteer Coordinator, Saskatchewan Environmental Society; Coordinator, Saskatoon CarShare Co-operative; Deputy Provincial Commissioner, Saskatchewan Girl…

150 Profiles: Lisa Attygalle

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: Lisa Attygalle Current role in the sector: Director, Engagement at Tamarack Institute Years working and/or volunteering in the non-profit sector: Four years. What was your…

150 Profiles: Pietro Bozzo

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: Pietro Bozzo Current role in the sector: Executive Director, Dawson Boys and Girls Club Years working and/or volunteering in the non-profit sector: I have been…

150 Profiles: Jenny Mitchell

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: Jenny Mitchell Current role in the sector: Chief Visionary Officer, Owner, Chavender Years working and/or volunteering in the nonprofit sector: 15 years. What…

Funding Social Innovation: How Do We Know What To Grow?

“… more people today have the freedom, time, wealth, health, exposure, social mobility, and confidence to address social problems in bold new ways. Supply is up; so is demand” (Bornstein, 2007, p. 7). Introduction Social innovations abound. In every Community, and perhaps in all times and places, human beings seek to solve problems. In doing…

Social Media: Lessons From The “Front Lines”—One Engo’s Foray Into The Brave New World Of Social Media

The organization I work for, the Canadian parks and wilderness society (CPAWS), is facing the same challenges as many other NGO’s these days—our tradition—al donor base is aging and the response rate to our direct mail prospecting campaigns is declining slowly but surely. But it’s not just funding to keep our organization growing that motivates…