Monthly Archives: December 2013

Who’s reading TRUST now?

by Jini Stolk I’ll end the year by sending grateful thanks to all of you who’ve told me that you read, enjoy, and learn from the Toronto Arts Foundation Creative Trust blog. It makes me happy, encourages me to keep on writing, and often gives me ideas for new posts. If you think your board […]

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My wonderful associates

Cheers and many thanks to the wonderful Creative Trust Associates who have contributed so much to our projects throughout this year, and have been such a joy to work with. Melody Mui, our Research and Evaluation Associate, is currently in Hong Kong completing her Masters in Cultural Management where she was recently chosen to serve […]

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Last minute holiday giving

by Jini Stolk It’s hard, I know. Why don’t you give someone you love a gift that really lasts? How about a seat in their name at Tafelmusik‘s newly renovated hall at Trinity St. Paul’s? Or a contribution to the Theatre Centre’s community campaign? Help them put it over the top! Perhaps something to support […]

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A few more bits of Christmas cheer

by Jini Stolk Creative Trust’s latest Tool Kit Creating the Program contains critical paths, criteria and processes, program components, and decision-making policies from Working Capital for the Arts that will help you design and carry out a program that delivers on your goals and intentions. The Better Buildings Partnership (BBP), at the City of Toronto’s […]

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Something to lift your spirits

by Jini Stolk I don’t know why I cry every time I hear the Hallelujah Chorus from Handel’s Messiah (or, for that matter, Leonard Cohen’s Hallelujah): I just know that I do. This is the right time of year to talk about music and its mysterious ability to touch the heart and soul, as I’ve […]

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Grand possibilities in new TAC programs and partnerships

by Jini Stolk The Toronto Arts Council has had the welcome, but challenging, task of spending a significant influx of new funding ($4 million in 2013) quickly, strategically and very effectively. Half of the new funding went to supplement and increase equity in current programs. For the rest the TAC not only had to devise […]

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CanadaHelps helps

by Jini Stolk I’m beginning to budget for my year-end giving, and it was good to be reminded that CanadaHelps, through which most of my donations will be made, is an amazing Canadian, nonprofit entrepreneurial success. It launched its first official site in 2000, and now has over 14,000 charities that rely on it as their online […]

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