“...an unparalleled resource in this country...”
The Directory to Foundations & Corporations is an unparalleled resource in this country. Using the Directory throughout the last 22 years, I have found that the information that is available and the searches that you can do are absolutely incredible. As Executive Director at the Muttart Foundation, and as a current board member of Imagine Canada, I happily recommend the Directory to Canadian fundraisers.
"...decreased the number of proposals returned...”
I’ve been using Imagine Canada’s Directory for over 15 years at different organizations as a key member of Fund Development teams. Imagine Canada’s prospecting database enables The Arthritis Society to strategically plan, cultivate and steward donors based on the valuable information given in the profiles. The profiles are updated often and, personally, the best feature identifies prospects who do not accept unsolicited funding requests which decreased the number of proposals returned. Imagine Canada allows me to save time and use my time more efficiently. The profile format is user friendly and easy to understand. Using Imagine Canada as a resource has helped The Arthritis Society to build new relationships with organizations interested in supporting our cause. We have just extended our subscription nationally.
“...a comprehensive and up-to-date tool...”
The United Way of Greater Montreal has been using Imagine Canada's Directory to Foundations and Corporations for a few years now. As an organization working in the philanthropic sector, this resource has been extremely useful in learning about other stakeholders working in the sector in the Greater Montreal area. We appreciate the effort that is put into making the Directory a comprehensive and up-to-date tool. Timeliness and relevance of information are our main criteria for deciding to use resources like Imagine Canada's Directory.
"...CFC gladly recommends this resource to others...”
The Imagine Canada Directory of Foundations and Corporations is a valuable resource for Community Foundations of Canada (CFC). We regularly take advantage of the Directory’s easy-to-use querying functions, allowing us to successfully identify various prospective partners. The profiles offered on each of the foundations and corporations are very helpful in assessing the probability of funding opportunities for us and for others. CFC gladly recommends this resource to others.
“...send well-targeted grant proposals...”
The Canadian Directory to Foundations and Corporations is an important and well-used resource in our library. With its detailed search fields, our members find that it is capable of drilling down to locate potential sources of funding, with excellent return on their time spent researching. The format provides easy access to the pertinent content information needed to send well-targeted grant proposals to appropriate sources.
“...what a wonderful service...”
What a wonderful service this is. Please give a bonus to the person who recommended the subscriber Funder Alerts idea and the people at Imagine Canada who compile the information for us. Bravo!
“...a key source of information on donors and prospects...”
Imagine Canada’s Directory to Foundations and Corporations is a key source of information on donors and prospects to the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada. Its ease of use and reliable, up-to-date information make accessing the Directory an essential step in our prospecting, stewardship and solicitation process.
Did you know that there are 161,000 nonprofilts and charities in Canada?
Did you know that Canada’s nonprofit and voluntary sector is the 2nd largest in the world?
The sector represents $79.1 billion or 7.8% of the gross domestic product
The sector is larger than automotive and manufacturing. It generates $112 billion in revenues and employs 2 million people
Canadians donated $10 billion in 2007
Newfoundland and Labrador, Prince Edward Island and New Brunswick have the highest donor rates.
Canadians volunteered 2.1 billion hours in 2007
Young Canadians aged 15 to 24 are more likely to volunteer than Canadians in any other age group
One percent of nonprofits command 60% of all revenues flowing to the sector
Canadians with the lowest household incomes give a greater percentage of their income than others
Saskatchewan has the highest volunteer rate in the country, followed by the Northwest Territories and the Yukon
Those exposed to giving and volunteering activities early in life are more likely to continue those behaviours as adults