GIV3 is a privately-registered Canadian charity1, though we do not ask for donations from Canadians. Instead, we encourage everybody to be more giving by volunteering and donating to registered charities of their choice.
The movement stands on three pillars: Giving, Inspiring others and Volunteering. GIV3 engages Canadian charities and the public in activities to encourage these behaviours.
GivingTuesday is a global day of giving that falls annually after Black Friday and Cyber Monday. GIV3 and CanadaHelps are co-founders of GivingTuesday in Canada. The movement now engages more than 7,000 charities and businesses and millions of Canadians from coast to coast to coast.
Check out the latest impact results from GivingTuesday by visiting the website below.Visit GivingTuesday.ca
The Great Canadian Giving Challenge is a public contest to benefit any registered Canadian charity, occurring annually in June. Every $1 donated to a registered charity on CanadaHelps.org, automatically enters the charity to win a $20,000 donation awarded on Canada Day.
Check out the latest impact results from The Great Canadian Giving Challenge by visiting the website below.Visit GivingChallenge.ca
GIV3, in collaboration with other non-profit sector leaders, is working to help Financial Advisors engage their affluent clients in conversations about charitable giving. In 2014, we undertook a ground-breaking research study on the topic. We subsequently published The Philanthropic Conversation e-Book and printed booklet as a resource for Financial Advisors, highlighting the various opportunities revealed by the research. The e-Book can be downloaded free-of-charge from our partner, Sector3Insights.
We look forward to continuing this important initiative through the distribution and development of training materials for webinars and conference sessions.Visit Sector3Insights.ca
All of the GIV3 programs to date are part of a greater vision: The Billion Dollar Opportunity. This is a multi-year, multi-faceted vision to inspire more giving, similar to ParticipACTION, but for the non-profit sector.
If Canadians returned to their giving behaviour of a generation ago, at just 1% of their taxable income (up from today’s 0.7% average), it would generate in excess of $2 BILLION more for the sector annually. This requires long-term thinking and will likely take a generation to reverse our current declining charitable behaviour, but the size of the opportunity compels us all to try.
A generation ago almost nobody recycled or composted – now most of us do it!
Please contact us to discuss this idea further.Contact us
With all of the best intentions to be charitable, we also need to make sure that our money and effort gets to the causes we intend to support.
Our friends at Imagine Canada provide a very useful Guide to Giving. Check it out for some great suggestions and resources.
Ensure the legitimacy of the charity by making sure it is registered, and thus monitored by the CRA.
Always ask if you will be given an official donation receipt for your records.
Once you have checked the legitimacy of the charity, concentrate your donations so you can make a difference, and consider your on-going commitment so the charity can count on you each year. Setting up a monthly donation is a great way to do this. Ask your favourite charity about monthly giving.
Be proactive. Become a partner with your selected charities. Learn more about them and see if you can help in other ways. Consider including them in your annual budget and in your will if you have one.
And perhaps the most important consideration: choose causes and charities which you are passionate about, have personal connections, and/or enjoy hearing about their successess. After all, giving is personal.
GIV3 does not solicit funds from the public to help us do our work – we simply ask people to give or volunteer for the charities of their own choice. In order to maintain our programs we rely on support from private sources. We are very grateful to the following for their generous financial support, in-kind support and/or collaboration:
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