Our TEDX Talk: Volunteers Leading Change

Anne Melanson

Bloom President Anne Coyle Melanson’s TEDX presentation February 11, 2016 on voluntarism in Canada, “Volunteers Leading Change.” Charities need you now more than ever before. Not only do the charitable …

How Sweet It Is

Anne Melanson

A Big Bloom “Bravo!” to Mount Saint Vincent University, on the achievement of ProjectTWENTY12’s $12 million fundraising goal.  Congratulations to President Ramona Lumpkin and her volunteer leadership and staff teams. …

Margaret McCain’s Philanthropic Plan

Anne Melanson

Margaret McCain is a woman on a mission — a philanthropic one. This cover article by Alec Bruce in the current issue of Atlantic Business reveals her perspective and plan …

Paying homage to wonderful women

Anne Melanson

What could be niftier than a wall of honour dedicated to honouring women? Celebrating the Paying homage to wonderful women. Well, a virtual wall of honour dedicated to honouring women! And Mount …

The Mount’s Big Day

Anne Melanson

Yesterday was a day for the Mount Saint Vincent University community unlike any other. This day being called and remembered as The Mount’s Big Day. The Honourable Margaret Norrie McCain made a …

The ABCs of RBC in philanthropic focus

Anne Melanson

By Anne (Coyle) Melanson, BPR, CFRE Aside from being Canada’s largest financial institution (by market capitalization), RBC has established itself as a major national philanthropic entity that maintains a strong …

Medavie Blue Cross’ Charitable Policy

Anne Melanson

In today’s economy, you won’t find too many companies committing 13% of net income to charitable contributions, no matter how hard you look.  But a new entry onto this field …

Kudos to RBC

Anne Melanson

Royal Bank of Canada earned the 2010 Catalyst Award for advancing women and other diverse groups, Kudos to RBC .  RBC has been recognized for adapting women’s programs to engage Visible …

Margaret Norrie McCain

Anne Melanson

by Anne (Coyle) Melanson, BPr, CFRE (Principal, Bloom Non Profit Consulting Group) Sitting atop the list of potential major donors for a multitude of Canadian charities simply can’t be a …

Methods of giving to charities

Anne Melanson

I took two important lessons from Ipsos Reid’s recent survey of Canadians’ online giving behaviours. First, our preferred Methods of giving to charities of choice are influenced by the region in …

Ottawa

Anne Melanson

The vulnerable young men and women served by the Youth Services Bureau of Ottawa will receive a helping hand this year through two contributions by The Community Foundation of Ottawa. …

$1 million to Children’s charities

Anne Melanson

CIBC is kicking off 25 days of miracles to celebrate the 25th anniversary of CIBC Miracle Day. Over the next 25 trading days, the CIBC Children’s Foundation will donate more …