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Tides Top 10 Teaser

They are Canada’s most innovative and forward-thinking initiatives. They inspire people to take action, to think in new ways and to make the world a better place. They are Tides Canada’s Top 10.

It’s that time of year again, and Tides Canada staff, partners and experts are working to identify 10 Canadian initiatives that demonstrate exceptional leadership, vision and real-world impact in addressing environmental and social problems. Find out more about who has been a Tides Top 10 in the past and why here.

Stay tuned for the announcement of the 2011 Tides Top 10 on December 6th by following @TidesCanada on Twitter!

Sharing impact for a different level of donor engagement

As charities seek to grow and build philanthropic support, donors are becoming more discerning than ever and are asking tougher questions related to a charity’s performance and effectiveness in achieving its goals. Done correctly, sharing stories of impact can demonstrate successes, while describing what a charity does and what differentiates them from other charities.

Celebrating 10 years with Reel Youth

This month marks Reel Youth’s 10-year anniversary with Tides Canada and 10-year anniversary leading the youth component of the Vancouver International Film Festival. Reel Youth began in response to the challenge that most media is controlled by adults but young people have unique perspectives, and can use film making to express themselves and be advocates for positive change.

Trends in corporate fundraising

What motivates a corporate donor can be very different from what motivates an individual donor. This is an important consideration that needs to be taken into account when building a relationship with a corporate prospect.

Baffin to BC: shared learning between two coasts

We recently invited our partners from Inuit Nunangat to meet our partners in Klemtu and Bella Bella, British Columbia to create connections and inspire ideas through a peer-to-peer learning exchange. Our partners in BC have launched exciting integrated eco and cultural tourism endeavours, land and marine stewardship programs, and community well-being initiatives that can help inform similar models in the Canadian North. Sara Hsiao of Tides Canada’s Strategic Programs team shares her experiences and reflections from the trip.