“ As a result of our listing in the Canadian Donors Guide, we received a very kind and generous donation from a new donor who found us in the guide. Having a presence in the Canadian Donors Guide is important to us, and it works!”
Jennifer Ashleigh Children's Charity
“ Through a law firm, The Canadian Merit Scholarship Foundation was thrilled to receive an unsolicited donation of a half a million dollars as a direct result of our descriptive listing in the Canadian Donor's Guide. We have increased our presence in the Guide in order to reach a wide range of prospective donors”
Director, Communications & Development
Canadian Merit Scholarship Foundation
“ The Canadian Donor's Guide is an essential first-line resource for lawyers and donors. It's a key advertising outlet for any charity that is serious about planned giving.”
Head, Philanthropic Advisory Services
Scotia Private Client Group, Executive Office
“ We have found that estate professionals often reference the Donor's Guide. We are proud to be a continuing partner with you.”
Director, Gift Planning,
Canadian Cancer Society,
“ I once saw a will with over 100 bequests. I was struck after seeing so many bequests in a will that 90 per cent of the bequests were advertisers in the Canadian Donor's Guide. The other ten per cent were local charities in his own small community.”
Campbellford Memorial Hospital Foundation,
“ The Canadian Donors Guide is tremendously useful in providing the contact information I need. It sits open on my desk every day.”
Ber Tov Capital Corporation
“ I contacted the lawyer involved in an estate that had provided a bequest to us of over $100,000. The lawyer said that when the donor was preparing her will she expressed a desire to leave bequests to charities but did not know which ones to designate. The lawyer gave her the Canadian Donor's Guide to look through without any coaching on his part. We were one of the beneficiaries she selected.”
(Former) Director, Gift Planning
The British Columbia Lions Society for Children with Disabilities,
“ Being a consultant and fundraiser for the past seven years, I have found the Canadian Donor's Guide to be a fabulous resource when partnering sponsors with Charity recipients. Often clients have a theme in mind and are interested to find a charity who would fit their profile and be the right choice for them in their hearts. The guide allows me to search geographically and learn what each charity is about. A wonderful resource. Thank you.”
Diana L. Zoppa
FUNraiser Events & Management, Vancouver, BC
“ I use the Donor's Guide when I am preparing a will in which the testator leaves a charitable bequest. I have also lent my Donor's Guide to clients who are preparing wills so that they may canvass the possibilities for charitable bequests. This has often expanded the possibilities for charitable gifting for clients. Thank you for publishing this Guide. I find it a great resource.”
Doris C. Bonora
Reynolds, Mirth, Richards & Farmer, Edmonton, Alta.
“ The Canadian Donor's Guide is the first reference book that I refer to when a client wants to make a charitable bequest in a Will. It is extremely helpful in confirming the correct legal name of a charity. I have even given the book to clients to review when they are considering making a charitable bequest but they do not know which specific charity they want to name in their Will. The Guide continues to be a very useful resource in my practice.”
Kary B. Hargreaves
Brownlee Fryett, Edmonton, Alta.
“ The Canadian Donor's Guide is an excellent source of information... It provides clients with up-to-date information when they consider which charities to support.”
Jeffrey R. Blucher
National Wills, Estates & Trusts Section
Susan M. Manwaring
Charities and Not-For-Profit Section
Robert H. McCulloch
General Practice, Solo and Small Firm Conference
(Canadian Bar Association)
“ I believe in Leave a Legacy and I think your Guide is one very easy way to help lawyers and their clients achieve what they want to do in a simple and expedient manner. This book alone is worth the price of my Bar Association fee.”
Heather Ann Dixon
Dixon Law Office, Winnipeg, Man.
“ I use the Guide to find charities doing work in a particular area of activity or geographic location. I find the description of charitable activities and purpose to be helpful in determining which of several charities the Will-maker might prefer to benefit. The Guide is extremely useful for keeping track of address and name changes for charities. ”
Fowler Slade, London, Ont.
“ I use the Guide frequently through the year and sometimes leave it with a client for several days to enable him or her to acquaint themselves with organizations to which they may wish to leave a bequest. On a number of occasions the use of the Guide has resulted in a donation. ”
Jacob Hildebrand, Q.C.
Daniel and Partners, St. Catharines, Ont.
“ There is no substitute for paper - physically seeing the various charities to choose from helps to make the tough decision choices real. They are not competitors, they are simply donors' choices. Although various computer listings are now available (including the Canadian Donor's Guide web site), there is no substitute for the Canadian Donor's Guide in my gift planning consulting practice.”
Christopher JK Richardson, FCA
Charitable Gift Planning Consultant & Philanthropy Consultant,
“ When clients have philanthropic wishes but lack focus with respect to the appropriate recipients, I find that the Guide is a useful tool for them to review the opportunities which are are available and where to obtain further information.”
Margaret H. Mason
Bull, Housser & Tupper, Vancouver, BC
“ Over the years, as a tax and estate planner, lawyer and consultant in planned giving, I have found the Canadian Donor's Guide to be a very useful reference tool. Major gifts came from donors as far as the West Coast. Professional advisors need to know quickly who you are and how to reach you. On several occasions major gifts were received because professional advisors were able to communicate quickly with key individuals at the respective charitable organizations”
Gaston E Bouchard LL.B.
Director of donor services and gift planning
Foundation of Greater Montreal, Montréal, Qué.
“ En tant qu'avocat, planificateur financier et conseiller en planification des dons, j'ai toujours trouvé que le Guide des Donateurs canadiens est un outil de recherche extrêmement important sur les organismes de bienfaisance. A plusieurs occasions nous avons reçu des dons majeurs de certains donateurs parce que mes confrères et consoeurs pouvaient communiquer rapidement avec la personne responsable du service en question.”
Me Gaston E Bouchard LL.B.
Directeur des services aux donateurs
et de la planification des dons
Fondation du Grand Montréal, Montréal, Qué.
“ Our firm has for years relied upon the Canadian Donor's Guide to provide current, accurate contact information in relation to Canadian charities. It is an excellent, concise directory which enables us to assist our clients in planning their estates. It is our single most important charity identification resource.”
Drew S. Gunsolus
Staples Swain & Gunsolus,
“Your Guide proved helpful to me in an unexpected manner.
I was contacted by someone who wanted to explore designating the United Church as the beneficiary of his estate through a substantial bequest. Our conversation revealed that the United Church would be unable to fulfill the plans that the Donor had in mind. I was able to determine through the Donor's Guide that there were other Charities that would be a 'fit' and provided a copy of the Guide for the Donor's use.”
Gift Planner, United Church of Canada
“As a new public foundation, we rely on the Canadian Donors Guide to start our due diligence service for donors. It is the first place we turn to research
qualified donees, understand their mandates and find the appropriate contact information. It is an invaluable research tool.
The Canadian Donors Guide is such a key research tool for us in our grantmaking services for donors, that we need more than one copy in the office. It is always in use.”
J. Denise Castonguay