Top 10 of 2015

Author: Nicole Mezzarobba Ford

As 2015 comes to a close, we’re reflecting on the past year and all we’ve accomplished with our partners, social purpose organizations and other supporters. It was difficult to narrow this list, but here are 10 highlights from 2015 (in no particular order).

The Play Exchange names its winner: Trottibus!

The Ontario Government announces LIFT as part of its $4-million Social Enterprise Demonstration Fund.

CEO Bruce Dewar shares why venture philanthropy is the future of giving.

We announce new partnerships with two social purpose organizations: Furniture Bank and Aboriginal Human Resource Council.

LIFT Director Sandy Slator talks venture philanthropy with 630 CHED radio in Edmonton.

Take a Hike Youth at Risk Foundation graduates from LIFT’s portfolio and moves on to help more at-risk youth in BC.

Annette Verschuren from our National Leadership Council shares the value of venture philanthropy with the CBC.

We launch our #makegoodbetter campaign with a tongue-in-cheek music video.

CEO Bruce Dewar shares how donors need to empower charities to get out of the 1980s.

We share what keeps the LIFT team going with Bmeaningful. Spoiler: it’s coffee!

We will see you back here in 2016 for more conversation, information and opinions on how, collectively, we can support social purpose organizations to strengthen their operations and grow their impact, so they can help even more Canadians in need.

Best wishes for 2016!

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