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2nd Annual Planned Giving Workshop for Small Organizations (in French)


By mariejosee on December 19, 2013

Tips, Tricks, Pointers and Advice Small organizations have limited resources, yet Planned Giving is just as important for them as it is for large organisations.  It is therefore crucial that they be as strategic as possible.  To do so, they must know and implement tricks of the trade, whether the issue is prospective donor identification, […]

Without a Doubt: How to Navigate Through Ethical Grey Areas (December, 12 – Conference)


By mariejosee on November 27, 2012

Conference Without a Doubt: How to Navigate Through Ethical Grey Areas A workshop for those on the fundraising frontline While legal advice is important, we should all be able to recognize the situations where ethics are called into question – sometimes it isn’t so black and white. We believe that the ability to make the […]

Conference March 21, 2012


By mariejosee on December 22, 2011

LEAVE A LEGACY™ Québec, in collaboration with the CAGP-ACPDP™ Round Table of Montreal, organizes conferences for partner organizations. March 21, 2012  from 12:00 to 13:30 Speaker: Ms Cardinal, Directrice, Dons majeurs et planifiés au Bureau du développement de l’Université de Montréal Subject: “Stratégies gagnantes pour réussir sa carrière en dons planifiés” in French Le Nouvel Hotel – 1740 René-Lévesque […]

Quebecers better plan their future: retirement, will … And planned gifts?


By mariejosee on June 20, 2011

For the third time since its creation in 2000, Leave a LegacyTM Québec uses a major survey to measure the change in the knowledge and attitudes of the people of Quebec when it comes to planned gifts. In 2011, there was a significant increase in the popularity of planned gifts going from 40% in 2005 […]

Monthly Columns regional editions


By mariejosee on January 15, 2011

Monthly Columns regional editions From December 2010, French columns, with content written by LEAVE A LEGACY Québec, will be published monthly in the following regional Transcontinental editions: Rive-Sud Express, L’Action of Joliette, Le Trait d’union of Terrebonne, Le Courrier Laval, L’Appel from Québec, L’Express of Drummondville, La NouvelleUnion of Victoriaville, L’Hebdo from Saint-Maurice, L’Hebdo journal of Trois-Rivières, Le Courrier of Saguenay City, Journal Le Nord of Saint-Jérôme The objective of this operation is to […]

Can my charitable bequest penalize my heir(s)?


By mariejosee on April 16, 2010

After providing for the well-being of your family and loved ones, you can bequeath an amount or percentage of your assets to one or many charitable organizations. Certain charitable bequests will significantly reduce the fiscal burden associated to your estate.  Often, the enjoyment of the assets goes to the spouse first; then is distributed to […]

No children, no heirs? Wrong.


By mariejosee on January 12, 2010

The journalist Dominique Forget wrote an article in the French newspaper L’Actualité (December 30, 2009) referring to LEAVE LEGACY TM Quebec. extract (in french only): Pas d’enfants, pas d’héritiers ? Faux. De plus en plus de Québécois se préparent à devenir mécènes… après leur mort. « À qui vais-je laisser mon argent ? » Cette question, […]

Legacy and Will, are they “new topics” for conversation?


By mariejosee on December 21, 2009

Such was the question asked by Joël le Bigot, the popular host of Pourquoi pas dimanche? on the French radio of Radio-Canada, to Lucille Grimard, chair of LEAVE A LEGACY(TM)Québec, Sunday, December 13, 2009. Ms. Grimard was asked to answer this question and many others. Taking advantage of this public forum heard by many listeners, […]

Towards a Web community focused on the right causes?


By mariejosee on December 16, 2009

Blogger Martin Goyette runs a fascinating blog on questions pertaining to marketing reality of not-for-profit organizations. In a very interesting article on the virtues of the Web, he mentions that not-for-profit organizations would have a lot to gain by grouping together, as recommended by Leave a LegacyTM Quebec. You can read the article (in French […]

Free conference kit provided by the CRA


By mariejosee on November 30, 2009

A wide range of information on charitable donations has always been made available online by the Canadian Revenue Agency.  They also offer a free kit that speakers can order or download. The kit includes various documents to help Canadians make sensible donations such as: Brochures explaining how to claim a tax credit for the donations, […]