I.M.M.A.A.M.M.M

I.M.M.A.A.M.M.M

I’m maximizing my assets and moving my mission. That’s what we proposed as the answer to the question “why are you doing social enterprise?” during a recent presentation at Volunteer Alberta’s annual general meeting. While the winding narrative of how you started,...
#givingtuesday, I didn’t.

#givingtuesday, I didn’t.

It feels blasphemous to admit that I didn’t buy into Giving Tuesday.  I’m certain this admission will count against me in the do-gooders tally.  On Giving Tuesday, I silently floated through the day afraid to admit my concerns.  It was only after a glass...

Delving deeper into power

My kudos to Alliance for taking on the topic of power and philanthropy. It’s not a topic that we often wade into very deeply, and, as Peter Buffett’s op?ed in the New York Times showed, once the surface is scratched a multitude of perspectives and opinions emerge....

Lysol Wipes

On the Saturday after the Calgary flood, I signed up to the (then) fledgling YYCHelps.ca as a volunteer. On the Monday after the flood, our family returned home, cleaned out the fridge and took stock of what we could offer. Our first stop was our Community Center.  We...

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