Happy Giving Tuesday!

More and more people have trade their normal day-to-day shopping for online shopping. If you’ve shopped anywhere online over the last few months, chances are your inbox was inundated with Black Friday offers last week, and chances are you took advantage of some of these offers to stock up on gifts.

While retailers and consumers took part in Black Friday, today, the giving community is coming together for the 10th annual edition of Giving Tuesday!

What is Giving Tuesday?  

Giving Tuesday”  is the world’s largest generosity movement. Whether it’s making someone smile, helping a stranger, or giving to those who need our help, every act of generosity counts, and everyone has something to give.”

Each year, over 7,000 businesses and charities participate, along with families and individuals, to collect much needed funds and items such as clothes, food baskets, sports supplies and electronics.  

Every organization needs money to survive! The same goes for non-profits.  

According to Donorbox, “In essence, a non-profit funding model combines different funding sources into a constellation unique to every non-profit. For example, one non-profit might be funded 50% through grants, 30% through events, 15% through a membership program, and 5% through in-kind donations. Another one might be 70% funded through a major donor program, 20% through direct mail fundraising, and 10% through events. Different types of non-profits are suited to different funding models, depending on their mission and programs.”  

In one of my blog articles, I mentioned that, prior to launching my translation business in 2006, I had worked for the YWCA Montreal. 

What you might not know is that I have a BA in Arts and Sciences from Concordia University, with a major in Human Relations. This allowed me to work for a number of non-profit organizations, ranging from drug and alcohol rehabs to homeless shelters and in the areas of crisis intervention, community organization, leadership training, etc.   

To this day, there’s a special place in my heart and my business for non-profits. Did you know that all of the non-profits I work with receive a donation equivalent to 10% of their invoice total? I want my business to have a social impact, and what better way to give back than to give back to my clients and their cause!  

Here are a few of the non-profits I’ve had the privilege to serve in 2022. Feel free to browse their websites to find out about their work and how you can support them.  

Founded in 1974, Quebec Native Women defends the interests of Indigenous women from Quebec and Indigenous women living in urban areas. 

The Legacy of Hope Foundation is a national, Indigenous-led, charitable organization whose goal is to educate and raise awareness about the history and existing intergenerational impacts of the Residential School System (RSS) and the subsequent Sixties Scoop (SS) on Indigenous (First Nations, Inuit, and Métis) Survivors, their descendants, and their communities.   

An award-winning, national, charitable organization, Let’s Talk Science has provided engaging, evidence-based STEM programs for more than 25 years at no cost for Canadian youth and educators. 

Inspired by Jewish values and the vision and resilience of our founder, David J. Azrieli z”l, the mission of The Azrieli Foundation is to improve the lives of present and future generations through Education, Research, Healthcare and the Arts mainly in Canada and Israel.

Starlight Children’s Foundation Canada does what no medicine can do: create priceless smiles and memories for seriously ill children and their families. For over 30 years, Starlight Canada has been spreading joy to sick kids across the country through a unique blend of hospital to home programs designed for the whole family. 

Founded in 1947 as a Catholic aid organization for war refugees and recognized as a Pontifical Charity since 2011, Aid to the Church in Need is dedicated to the service of Christians around the world, through information, prayer and action, wherever they are persecuted or oppressed or suffering material need. 

Mining Matters is a national charitable organization dedicated to educating young people to develop knowledge and awareness of Earth sciences, the minerals industry and their roles in society. This organization provides current information about rocks, minerals, metals, mining and the diverse career opportunities available in the minerals industry. Mining Matters offers exceptional educational resources that meet provincial curriculum expectations, created by educators and Earth science experts. 

Katimavik offers young adults opportunities to gain life skills and work experience while contributing to community development through volunteerism. The word ‘Katimavik’ originates from the Inuktitut language, meaning ‘meeting place’. Since 1977, Katimavik has brought young Canadians together to learn, to exchange culture and language, and to help build stronger communities across Canada.  

These organizations reach out to me for the translation of material such as   

  • Websites and webpages 
  • Donation campaigns 
  • Blog articles, newsletters and social media posts 
  • HR policies and procedures, employee manuals and job postings 
  • Press releases  
  • Annual reports  
  • Activity guides  
  • Minutes from meetings and annual general assemblies  
  • Requests for funding  


Do you know of a non-profit looking to reach out to the francophone market? Email them a copy of this article and invite them to book a free consultation.   


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