Google plans to split $5M among Canada’s 10 most innovative non-profits

TORONTO – Google Inc. wants to make 10 Canadian non-profit organizations very happy. On Friday the company revealed it was bringing philanthropic arm Google.org’s Impact Challenge to Canada for the first time. “Google’s

Published on: October 29th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Embracing Salesforce helped Toronto’s Furniture Bank support nearly 80% more people in only 2 years

Organizing one move is difficult enough. Now imagine organizing 25. Every day. That's essentially the challenge faced by Furniture Bank, a Toronto-based organization with a unique, but crucial niche in the city's charitable

Published on: September 26th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Help Fort McMurray wildfire victims by donating your old tech gear

It's been two months since 88,000 residents of Fort McMurray, Alta. faced a mandatory evacuation as wildfires threatened to burn through the city. It precipitated the largest aid response to a disaster in

Published on: June 30th, 2016 ITBusiness Staff

Charities can use their success to market themselves with CanadaHelps’ new tool

For years, administration costs have served as a key measure that Canadians use to evaluate the charities they contribute to, but a new offering by Toronto-based online donation platform developer CanadaHelps aims to

Published on: June 19th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

What to do with your old server hardware

Come July 14, there might be a lot of people wondering what to do with their old server hardware. That's the last date of support for Windows Server 2003, the Microsoft Corp. server

Published on: June 18th, 2015 Brian Jackson

Twitter users combining business with social change #FollowFriday

So often in business, the almighty dollar is the bottom line. Private corporations are out to make a profit for their investors and operations are conducted with that at front of mind. Bigger

Published on: June 19th, 2014 Brian Jackson

‘Young entrepreneur of the year’ melds e-commerce jewellery sales with a good cause

What were you doing when you were 14 years old? I'll bet you weren't running an e-commerce business that split its profits with a charity funding women's education. If you had a job

Published on: June 13th, 2014 Brian Jackson

4 reasons your brand’s social responsibility efforts are falling short

As a Procter & Gamble brand alumnus and 25-year marketer, I've seen a lot of brands - Crest, Vicks, HBC, Lotto 6/49 among them - trying to use causes and good works to

Published on: June 4th, 2014 Bret Conkin

World Vision personalizes web experience with Webtrends on Demand

Here's a riddle for you: given the choice between buying three guinea pigs for $35 and buying one goat for $100, when is the goat the most commonly selected option? When visitors to

Published on: May 26th, 2014 Brian Jackson

Canadian marketers honoured at Webby awards

The annual bestowing of the "Internet's highest honour" has been announced with the latest batch of Webby awards made public this morning and Canadians are claiming eight of the silver spring trophies. In

Published on: April 28th, 2014 Brian Jackson

Canadian Computer Charity Golf Classic enters 30th year

Barring anything short of a miracle, players on the Toronto Maple Leafs will soon be slinging a bag of golf clubs over their shoulder instead of hitting the rink for early-morning playoff practices.

Published on: April 4th, 2014 ITBusiness Staff

Startup equity for charity foundation gets charitable status

A foundation that aims to help start-ups support charities and those in need has achieved approval as a charitable foundation.The Upside Foundation of Canada's goal is to “Share the Upside” by encouraging startups

Published on: January 31st, 2013 Jeff Jedras

Facebook boosts fundraising campaigns: study

Most people use Facebook to share cute pictures of their pets or complain about the weather, but it's becoming a more popular fundraising platform as well, according to one study.Peer-to-peer campaigns, or crowdfunding

Published on: January 25th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Equity for charity proposed by new Upside Foundation

Startup firms may not have a dollar to their names, but that shouldn't prevent them from giving to charity, according to a new foundation. The Upside Foundation launched today at the Canadian Innovation

Published on: November 27th, 2012 Brian Jackson