How to lead in a world of fear

For businesses and non-profit groups, communicating in this kind of environment and reaching an audience can be tricky

How to lead in a world of fearCALGARY, Alta. Feb 28, 2015/ Troy Media/ - Spend a few minutes on the homepage of any media outlet and you’ll get a taste of how scary the world can be. Greece is cratering. Russia is battling Ukraine (again). ISIS is encouraging attacks on suburban shopping malls. Disneyland is a measles petri dish. Conditions are…

March of Dimes helping Calgary man

David D’Amour will be receiving up to $15,000 to retrofit a vehicle to become accessible

Troy Media’s editorial department was not involved in the creation of this content MEDIA RELEASE TORONTO, ON, Feb 2, 2015/ Troy Media News Wire/ - March of Dimes Canada, a charity that provides programs and services to children and adults with disabilities, is providing up to $15,000 to help a Calgary man living with a…

Charities punished by anti-spam law

Sensible laws, which this is not, target bad behaviour, not render all behaviours bad until proven good

Charities punished by anti-spam lawCALGARY, AB, Jul 4, 2014/ Troy Media/ - Canada’s anti-spam law came into force on July 1st, 2014. Everyone calls it “CASL” since its real name is an unwieldy 52 words long. Proponents have touted CASL as a giant leap for economic efficiency in e-commerce by making spam illegal. And CASL does list the promotion…

Business misses the point of corporate social responsibility

Companies don't understand what it takes to establish a genuine, trusting community relationship

Business misses the point of corporate social responsibilityCALGARY, AB, Jul 1, 2014/ Troy Media/ - The social licence to operate – which refers to a community's willingness to give a thumbs-up or thumbs-down to industry development – is a popular phrase that is gaining prominence even as opposition to energy sector initiatives grows. Social licence is a combination of things that create…

PEI farmers helping their counterparts in East Africa

Showing farmers in Kenya and Tanzania how making even small changes in the way they do things can have big results

PEI farmers helping their counterparts in East AfricaCORNWALL, PEI, Jun 15, 2014/ Troy Media/ - Back in 1979, Charlottetown played host to a conference on global food issues that attracted delegates from around the world. Just like a more famous meeting in the Island capital 150 years ago that laid the foundation for the country, the International Family Farm Consultation conference has…

Non-profits should look for new corporate support

The spectre of philanthropic burnout is growing across the country

Non-profits should look for new corporate supportVANCOUVER, BC, Jun 15, 2014/ Troy Media/ - For those of us who toil in non-governmental organizations (NGOs), the annual cycle of grant-raising is never ending. So why not try another tack? At a recent national NGO budget discussion, we debated the idea of applying for philanthropic and sponsorship support from unlikely partners. For example,…

How one social enterprise is supporting First Nations development

Focus on mutual respect and shared values and earn the social license to operate

How one social enterprise is supporting First Nations developmentCALGARY, AB, Jun 1, 2014/ Troy Media/ - Various organizations are finding new ways to generate revenues by selling services that create simultaneous social and economic benefits. One such success story is Impact Society, a Calgary-based social enterprise partnering with corporations to build economic and social sufficiency within First Nations communities. Jack Toth, Impact Society’s…

The future of philanthropy

If we give too much freedom to private philanthropy, do we undermine democratic society?

The future of philanthropyCALGARY, AB, Apr 25, 2014/ Troy Media/ - As the philanthropic sector takes an increasingly bigger role in social change, the questions about the role of private philanthropy, social agencies, and governments are growing. But giving too much latitude to private philanthropy makes some people nervous. Linda McQuaig and NeilBrooks, the authors of The Trouble…