2018 pledge to your team

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Start 2018 with a pledge to your team. We love New Year. It affords us another opportunity to reinforce our commitment to others after a period of reflection.

Your pledge is more than a list of new objectives, targets or resolutions. It embodies your values and how you commit to lead by example. Here we explore why this is worthwhile.

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World Bicycle Relief | Charity Spotlight

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In sub-Saharan Africa, 34 million children are missing out on their education. Knowledge is a way forward, and bicycles are making a difference.

World Bicycle Relief is mobilizing people through the Power of Bicycles. They envision a world where distance is no longer a barrier to education, healthcare, and economic opportunity. World Bicycle Relief has a goal of raising 1,400 bicycles on Giving Tuesday.

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1.5 million reasons – Pinehurst Club Breakfast

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2017 represents a new milestone for Sleeping Children Around the World. 60,000 bedkits will be delivered bringing the total number of bedkits distributed since 1970 to over 1.5 million in 34 countries.

Chair, Dave Dryden, announced that in the past 4 months SCAW has given bedkits to 40,000 children.

“That’s an average of 330 children a day, with 50 of our volunteers [who] have paid their own way to go overseas to India, Kenya, the Philippines and Togo.”

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Building a new MTH online presence | Case Study

Milton Transitional Housing, Opencity Inc, case study, MTH, online presence

Like many charities, Milton Transitional Housing was just using Facebook, having given up on their website, until we arrived.

We built a responsive website with automation that helps to nurture their volunteers, donors, and sponsors. The website now helps communicate the impact that the organisation is having. It guides people on how they can support the work for those in a housing crisis in the Milton, Ontario community. The result is a stronger brand identity that spans the website and offsite channels.

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Charity Spotlight – NSPCC Childline

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This Christmas, a child will contact Childline every 25 seconds. Childline counsellors are there to help children with the problems they’re facing, online and on the phone, 365 days a year.

The formation of Childline epitomises what is possible when people act to support others. Here we explore how Childline, now part of the NSPCC, has sustained and evolved in its first 30-years.

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Charity Spotlight – MS Society

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Multiple Sclerosis affects 3x more women than men.

This was the attention-grabbing statistic that contributed towards the Roze Labs team winning the Hack4Health 2.0 and a ticket to apply for a $15,000 grant from the MS Society of Canada. The Society is partnering with several universities and technology groups to drive innovation and improve the quality of life for people living with MS.

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Making Cantala’s online presence resonate | Case Study

Cantala Women's Choir, Toronto, Opencity Inc., online presence, digital communications experts

The Toronto-based, Cantala Women’s Choir approached us to help them recruit new members.

The resulting new online presence spanning both a website and offsite channels now helps direct their personas towards requesting an audition.

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Charitable Spotlight – Share the Stoke

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Olympic canoeists reach out into the favelas surrounding the Olympic stadium with a food drive.

This humanitarian campaign by two of the Rio Olympic canoe slalom athletes is a slight departure from our usual Charity Spotlight, yet seems timely and relevant. We commend them for bringing the Olympic spirit to the favelas.

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