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Non-profits: Are you protecting your donors’ privacy?

Added to the many responsibilities of a non-profit organization is the safeguarding of donors’ privacy. It’s not only the right thing to do, it’s the law. The provinces and federal governments have privacy and access to information legislation that applies … Continue reading

Privacy

The Mikuska Group website does not automatically gather any personal information from you, such as your name, phone number, or e-mail address. This information is only obtained if you provide it voluntarily, through contacting us via e-mail, or through an … Continue reading

Ethical fundraising is not like sales

It’s amazing how often we’re asked if we take a percentage of funds raised, and how astonished prospective clients are when we say no, that happens to be unethical. Up until that moment, they have equated fundraising with sales, where … Continue reading

Tell me everything and I’ll see nothing

I was excited to receive an envelope of material from a social impact organization that I supported last year. As it looked like there was a lot of stuff in the package, I looked forward to pulling it apart and … Continue reading

Flourishing Gardens

We’re excited to announce that our client, Gardens on Tenth in Altona, has officially opened their brand-new residence for seniors in their community. An excerpt from the official opening program: “The Gardens” – FIVE years from visioning to reality! Five … Continue reading

Where are your memories stored?

Last month, our blog talked about the importance of databases for your fundraising program – keeping track of donors and your relationship with them. But there’s an even greater reason to have a robust database. It becomes your institutional memory. … Continue reading

Don’t lie to me

Today I opened an appeal from an organization in Winnipeg that I was sure I had no ties to. It was addressed to me and my husband, with my sister’s address on it. It was the second time I’d received … Continue reading

Spam, Spam, Spam! Get ready for new legislation

I attended an informative session recently sponsored by the Canadian Society of Association Executives (Manitoba Chapter) about Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation. Brian Bowman, partner with Pitblado LLP,  and an expert in privacy and social media law, outlined what the new legislation will … Continue reading