Karma & Cents guest appearances and more


Family Enterprise Advisors Share Insights on Charitable Giving Strategies

Globe & Mail, Oct. 16, 2020

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Stiftung & Sponsoring: Das Magazin for Nonprofit – Management und-Marketing

More Trust, Collaboration & Money: Is COVID-19 Changing Philanthropy in North America for the Long-Run?

June, 2020


Covid-19 Press Release

Press Release:

Four Stages of Crisis Philanthropy

Philanthropy’s Response to COVID-19

March 24, 2020

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Covid-19 Press Release


All in the Family: The State of Family Giving as the Next Generation Takes the Torch

A panel discussion with Dr. Sharilyn Hale, Ben Fortier (Deboski & Co) and Gena Rotstein moderated by Vincent Duckworth.

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 Click here to listen to the podcast – Jan. 9, 2020


CBC – Radio Canada: Les organismes de charité à l’ère de la transparence

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Les organismes de charité redoublent d’ardeur à la fin de l’année pour récolter le plus de dons possible. Cette compétition est d’autant plus féroce que les dons des Canadiens n’augmentent pas au même rythme que la population ces dernières années, selon le groupe CanaDon. Et cette surenchère peut décourager des donateurs constamment sollicités, qui voudraient parfois donner autrement

 Click here to watch video – Dec. 28, 2018


Give for Generations – Philanthropy 3.0 video series

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In this first videoGena discusses some key concepts in working with socially responsible, entrepreneurial families.

The second video explores issues and opportunities facing the Rising Generation and how they are influencing the philanthropic sector.

In the third video we explore the topic of Family Conversations and creating a living legacy.


Donor Fatigue is Real! #GivingTuesday and Strategic Philanthropy

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 Click here to watch video – November 25, 2018


“Canada’s Charitable Sector is Broken”

 An analysis on the WE Charity relationship with Trudeau and the Canadian Federal Government funding allocation.

July 13, 2020

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In an interview with Angela Kokott on CHQR770 dives into how Canada’s charitable sector is designed and how this played into the WE Charity – Trudeau scandal, what Canadians can learn from this and suggestions on how we, as donors into this system can do better.


Click here to listen to the interview.


“Speak up, I can’t hear you!”

What is family foundation governance and why do we need it?

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On page 48 of Foundation Magazine, this long-form article explores the challenges and opportunities facing multi-generational family foundation governance and leadership.

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Philanthropy 3.0 at TEDxCalgary

Press Release:

4th Annual – Capital for Cause

Impact Investing Summit


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Get your copy of the press release here.

Press Release:

National Music Centre announces Crossroads series, a cross-cultural exploration of music in Canada


Get your copy of the press release here.


Foundation Magazine, June/July 2020

“Canada’s Charitable Sector is Broken”

In this issue of Foundation Magazine we expand on the reasons why and how Canada’s charitable sector is broken. We also provide questions to consider in an effort to strengthen the sector and the relationships between funders and grantees.

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All’s Well that Ends Well

In this episode of Prosper the Podcast produced by Advisors Edge, Bruce Sellery, leads a discussion on how advisors can integrate strategic philanthropy in their clients’ wealth planning. Starting at minute 17:28, Bruce and Gena dive into how philanthropy advisors work on a multi-disciplinary team and how the inter-generational wealth transfer is impacting wealth planning and the advisor-client relationship.

Click here to listen to the podcast – Aug. 14, 2019


The Future of Charities

In this episode, Adam Aptowitzer, Partner at Drache Aptowitzer LLP leads a discussion on how philanthropy is changing and how the charity field can shift to accommodate the new perspectives and trends.

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Click here to listen to the podcast – Jan. 15, 2020

Press Release:

This #GivingTuesday Shift the Conversation from Asking to Engaging

Get your copy of the press release here.


BrainTrust Philanthropy

Listen to the podcast here.


Corporate Philanthropy – Measuring the Impact of Contributions

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Read the Article in Business in Calgary Here.

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