LGBT Giving Network
The Community One Foundation is proud to be a co-founding member of the LGBT Giving Network, a group of organizations working together to engage and cultivate lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and allied donors to help secure leadership gifts and long-term financial support to build stronger LGBT communities in Canada. The Network was formed in 2007 to address the need for improved engagement between non-profit charities, donors and businesses interested in LGBT communities and issues.
Its founding member organizations represent a cross-section of the diverse LGBT communities. LGBT philanthropy is increasing in Canada and the purpose of this network is to build the collective understanding of the financial implications of philanthropy, nurture the relationship between donors and charities and to provide a point of contact for businesses and supporters.
Current activities of the Network include:
- Developing a mentorship program for non-profit staff and leadership
- Promoting LGBT voluntarism
- Planning the second annual conference on LGBT Philanthropy in Canada in Fall 2009
Visit www.lgbtgiving.com for more information.