CATA turns to crowdfunding to enhance, direct advocacy efforts

One of Canada's leading tech industry associations is branching out - figuratively and financially - in its efforts to support the country's innovation economy. This week the Canadian Advanced Technology Alliance (CATA), an

Published on: July 14th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

How Xerox Canada helped Family Service Toronto streamline its 100-year-old record-keeping system

Since 1914 Family Service Toronto (FST) has been connecting families and individuals in distress to counselling, community development, advocacy, and public education programs - and used paper to keep track of its clients

Published on: March 28th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Reach affluent consumers who actually want to answer your surveys with Centiment

In the Internet age, marketers have become used to conducting online surveys that pay respondents for their opinions. But would the consumers who answer these surveys actually purchase the products or services they're

Published on: January 18th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

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

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

Hacking 4Good: NetSuite supports non-profits with annual contest

On May 16, while hundreds of cloud software firm NetSuite Inc.'s employees, partners, analysts, and members of the media were preparing for the 2016 SuiteWorld conference in San Jose, more than 60 programmers

Published on: May 31st, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

5 social media marketing lessons from the non-profit industry

Whether private, public, or non-profit, audience engagement is the name of the game when it comes to social media marketing, a recent panel hosted by Facebook Canada concluded - and while the few

Published on: April 29th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

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

CIRA giving $1M to projects that “enhance Internet for all Canadians”

The Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA) is launching a new program that will fund projects by as much as $100,000 each if they can improve the Internet for all Canadians. CIRA, which manages

Published on: January 29th, 2014 Candice So

Lower costs a goal of new Montreal Internet Exchange

Canada's third Internet Exchange Point (IXP) will open its doors to member registration May 1 and could help drive down the cost of Internet service in Quebec, according to its organizers. The Montreal

Published on: April 25th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Incubes shifts focus to business-to-business startups

Welcome back to Incubes.You remember this downtown Toronto business incubator. We visited just last summer to meet the entrepreneurs creating Internet businesses here. But this downtown hub already has a new cohort of

Published on: January 29th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Startup news round-up: April 17, 2012

Here's the startup news making headlines today on other Web sites and blogs. Pebble is rolling towards a record, Canadian crowdfunding pleas continue, and self-publishing gives way to social publishing online.A Kickstarter record

Published on: April 17th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

ZipGive turns text messages into charitable donations

An earthquake in Haiti, a flood in Pakistan and other major global disasters require an extensive and rapid response from organizaitons such as the Red Cross, who must in turn look to donors

Published on: December 7th, 2010 Brian Jackson