It’s Giving Tuesday! Here’s how to help clients

By Staff | November 29, 2016 | Last updated on November 29, 2016
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Over the last week, consumers across North America have been focused on filling their shopping carts and checking off their Christmas to-do lists.

But today is Giving Tuesday, a national movement that’s focused on giving and volunteering. The movement was started a few years ago by a team of organizations, including GIV3 and, following a similar initiative in the U.S. in 2012.

According to, “the third annual Giving Tuesday increased charitable donations in Canada on top of the previous GivingTuesday’s lift, for a total increase of more than 300%. CanadaHelps also also saw a 28% increase in new monthly donors [in] 2015.”

If your clients reach out for advice on charitable giving, whether that’s today and over the next few weeks, here are some articles you can read and share.

How to donate a life insurance policy

Millennials likelier to support smaller, tech-savvy charities

Setting up your own charity

New tax brackets change donation credit decision

Canada’s top-rated charities are… (2015 winners of the MoneySense Charity 100)

Canadians plan to prioritize charitable giving

Don’t let clients forget these tax credits staff


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