Charity Intelligence

“Giving money away is easy. Giving money away well is fiendishly difficult.” — Warren Buffet

Canada’s charitable giving landscape is going through dramatic change; the sheer number of charities has increased more than 50% since 2007 to over 86,000. Canadian fundraising has become a sophisticated profession and today is a $3 billion industry. Yet the vast majority of donors act alone in their giving.

For those of us who are deeply committed to philanthropy, how can we sort through the overwhelming number of “asks” from so many charities, how can we say “no thank you” without guilt, how can we be more constructive in our engagement with charities, and how can we give for better impact? Please join us for engaging conversation about the challenges of being a successful donor.

Charity Intelligence sees giving as an investment towards a better Canada. Its innovative approach leads the research and analysis of Canadian charities and it is a “go to source” for information. Behind the scenes, Charity Intelligence works for individuals, family foundations and corporations providing independent and customized solutions to better manage giving and achieve greater impact.

Kate Bahen, CFA, Managing Director of Charity Intelligence, will discuss the universal challenges successful people face in being effective philanthropists and will share tools that work. 




Friday, November 21st, 2014

11:45 am – 1:00 pm (lunch will be served)

Calgary Petroleum Club, Viking Room
319 5 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2P 0L6 


Ms. Bahen will be available for questions following the presentation.