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July 10, 2017

Over $9.9 million donated with the Great Canadian Giving Challenge!


The results of the third annual Great Canadian Giving Challenge are in – it’s another amazing year! As many charities well know, summer months often mean a drop in donations.  This year, Canadians from coast to coast to coast helped change this trend by donating to enter their favourite charity in a draw to win $10,000! Every […]

May 23, 2017

Giving Back to Dementia Patients for GivingTuesday


The holidays are a joyful time of the year filled with decorative shop windows, lit festive trees, and overall wonder and cheer. We all look forward to the season where we can simply be together with our families. Yet, for those who are living with dementia, the holidays can be a stressful and emotional time […]

March 6, 2017

Case study – PriceMetrix Toronto


We have an active Community Partnership Team and we used GivingTuesday as a platform to promote our mission and the impact that we have made over the past 10 years. For GivingTuesday we had 2 specific objectives: 1) raise $1,000 from employees by December 16, and 2) encourage each employee to volunteer their time and […]

December 10, 2016

GivingTuesday impact – 2016 Highlights!

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ANOTHER RECORD-BREAKING YEAR November 29th, 2016 was GivingTuesday, a global day of giving that began in 2012. We’re happy to report that 2016 was another record-breaking year, kick starting the holiday giving season for Canadians across the country. In Canada, the day was celebrated by more than 5,700 partners, and Canadians flocked to support causes […]

December 7, 2016

2016 Highlights – Infographic

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GivingTuesday continues to break records. Once again Canadians answered the call for the biggest ever global day of giving. You can read more about the results here. Check out some highlights:

December 6, 2016

#GivingTuesdayCa roundup

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It was another big year on social media for GivingTuesday in Canada. Our partners created an amazing amount of new and compelling content and along with their supporters, shared by the thousands. Check out some of these highlights compiled by GivingTuesday Canada founding partner, CanadaHelps:   [View the story “#GivingTuesdayCA 2016″ on Storify]

November 29, 2016

Interac retweet campaign for United Way

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Interac has announced they are donating $1 to United Way Canada for every retweet of their #GivingTuesdayCa tweet on November 29, 2016 up to $10,000. Every retweet on the tweet below triggers another $1 donation.   We're proud to support @UWCCanada for #GivingTuesdayCa. We're donating $1 for every RT today up to $10K! — […]

November 22, 2016

Press Release Template


We get lots of media requests every year from outlets who want to know what’s happening for GivingTuesday. This is a great opportunity to tell your organization’s story. Tell local and national news outlets about your GivingTuesday activity in the week before the big day. Need some help? Use this Press Release Template and adapt […]

November 20, 2016

The PayPal 1% match is back again!

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From GivingTuesday, November 29 and throughout December 2016, PayPal will match 1% of donations made to any registered charity through CanadaHelps when using a PayPal account. All donations between November 29th and December 31st, 2016 made through CanadaHelps using a PayPal account are eligible for a PayPal 1% match. This includes donations made using one of […]

November 18, 2016

Great Campaigns for GivingTuesday 2016!


There are creative and inspiring GivingTuesday activities happening in communities across the country. Find out what’s happening in your area – have a look below or browse the interactive partner map. PayPal: once again for GivingTuesday, PayPal is launching a 1% match for all donations on from November 29th st to December 31st. Check it […]

October 31, 2016

Webinar – Get Active for GivingTuesday: Last Minute Tips and Ideas

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  Over the past few years, GivingTuesday has become one of the world’s most important days for fundraising around the world. Even if you don’t fundraise on GivingTuesday, it’s a great opportunity to raise your profile and shine a light on the amazing work you do. Presenter Lys Hugessen, from the GivingTuesday Canada organizing team, […]

October 28, 2016

United Way Centraide Toolkit

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The toolkit for United Ways and Centraides offers tips and ideas for using GivingTuesday to support your year-end campaign and more. Get the toolkit:  

October 25, 2016

Webinar – Mobile Giving Best Practices

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November 10 – When you launch your GivingTuesday campaign, at least 70% of your donors will read your donation request on their smartphone. But we know that most donors don’t donate from their smartphones. So what does that mean for your campaign, and how can you get the most from your mobile donors this GivingTuesday? […]

October 9, 2016

Is the Smartphone killing philanthropy?

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SMARTPHONES CAUSED U.S. NONPROFITS TO LOSE $6.5 BILLION IN 2015 IN LOST DONATIONS. A CALL FOR NON-PROFIT TECHNOLOGY TO CATCH UP TO THE MOBILE REVOLUTION. by Jonathan Ben-Dor, CEO of PocketCause Ltd. Every year, countries compete for the title of world’s second most generous country. One year it’s the UK, donating 0.6% of GDP, another […]

Mobile Giving Foundation Canada Gives Back

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by Audrey Tétreault, Advisor, Mobile Giving Foundation Canada (MGFC) As a Founding Partner of GivingTuesday Canada, Mobile Giving Foundation Canada (MGFC) is giving back to the charitable sector by waiving text-to-donate campaign fees for the months of November and December. This offer specifically applies to new campaign activations that occur between November 1st to 29th, 2016. […]

October 2, 2016

Celebrities got behind GivingTuesday 2015

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In 2015, big Hollywood names got behind GivingTuesday: Neil Patrick Harris, Alyssa Milano, Barbra Streisand, Ashton Kutcher, and more. All took the opportunity to shine a spotlight on their favourite causes, bringing massive public awareness and, of course, donations to these causes. Canadian endorsers have included Justin Trudeau, Josh Gorges, Carey Price, The Montreal Canadiens, […]

September 24, 2016

Support GivingTuesday with a matching donation


Matching gifts are a great way for companies to do more for the causes they support on GivingTuesday. Leveraging your donation in this way makes your philanthropic investment go further by: Encouraging more people to contribute to the charities you support; Raising more awareness for those causes; Engaging employees in something they can feel proud […]

September 17, 2016

Volunteering Campaigns – Guide for Non-Profits

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GivingTuesday partner, Volinspire has created this excellent resource for charities and non-profits who want to create volunteer campaigns for GivingTuesday. Also check out the Guide for Businesses. This toolkit will help you set goals; recruit volunteers; develop a plan; and communicate, track and share for a successful campaign. Get the guide

Volunteering Campaigns – Guide for Businesses

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GivingTuesday partner, Volinspire has created this excellent resource for businesses who want to create volunteer campaigns for GivingTuesday. Use it in your company, or share it with a business that supports your charity. And check out the Guide for Charities and Non-Profits. GivingTuesday offers companies a chance to tell their giving story to new audiences and […]

September 14, 2016

Engaging Local Businesses

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By Jamie McDonald Leader Community and Higher Ed Campaigns, #GivingTuesday Local businesses, large and small, like to be associated with good causes in their communities, and #GivingTuesday is a movement that they will want to be part of. Here are a range of ways they can get involved in your community’s #GivingTuesday campaign. Small Businesses […]