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Philanthropie Québec's guide : Our goals, values, team and tools.

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    • Your Needs = Our Tools Knowledge to Share!www.philanthropie-quebec.ca/fr or www.philanthropie-quebec.ca/enphilanthropie québecfacebook.com/philanthropieqctwitter.com/philanthropieqc
    • SummaryWelcome ....................................................................................................................................................... 3PHILANTHROPIE QUÉBEC ...................................................................................................................... 4 Presentation ............................................................................................................................................... 4 Values ....................................................................................................................................................... 4 Goals ......................................................................................................................................................... 4 Team ......................................................................................................................................................... 5TOOLS.......................................................................................................................................................... 6 Quiz ........................................................................................................................................................... 6 Newsletter ................................................................................................................................................. 7 Blog ........................................................................................................................................................... 7 Forum ........................................................................................................................................................ 8 Wiki .......................................................................................................................................................... 8 Knowledge base ........................................................................................................................................ 8 Events calendar ......................................................................................................................................... 8 Survey ....................................................................................................................................................... 8 Geolocation ............................................................................................................................................... 8SOCIAL MEDIA .......................................................................................................................................... 9 LinkedIn .................................................................................................................................................... 9 Facebook and Twitter ............................................................................................................................. 10 YouTube ................................................................................................................................................. 10 Podcasts .................................................................................................................................................. 10 2
    • WelcomeDear Readers,Welcome to the Presentation Guide of Philanthropie Québec. First of all, you will find ourpresentation, values, goals and team members. Then, you will discover our tools available to allcharities in Quebec and Canada such as: quiz, newsletter, blog, forum, wiki, knowledge base,events calendar and geolocation. Finally, we will focus on social media.Philanthropie Québec is there for you! Indeed, our website is a reference related to fundraising-good governance and tax compliance for Quebec and Canada charities.Together, we will share our expertise into collective knowledge and promote charities, happinessof people in need and Canadian society as a whole.Enjoy the reading!Michel Plaisent, PhD.Director- Philanthropie Québec research projectProfessor at UQAM, Department of Management and technologyCase postale 8888, succursale Centre-ville Adresse géographique et messagerie :Montréal (Québec) H3C 3P8 CANADA Pavillon des Sciences de la gestion, local R-3570Téléphone : 514-987-0360 315, rue Sainte-Catherine EstTélécopieur : 514-987-3343 Montréal (Québec) H2X 3X2www.mantech.uqam.ca 3
    • PHILANTHROPIE QUÉBECPresentationPhilanthropie Québec is a virtual community sharing knowledge with - managers, employees,board members and volunteers - of charitable organizations in Quebec and Canada. People willfind information on fundraising, mentoring, networking, and more…Philanthropie Québec offers:  A daily updated website with blog articles  A self-assessment software tool to evaluate your tax compliance knowledge, governance good practices and transparency  Professional articles  A knowledge base of almost 1,500 classified references  A schedule of upcoming events in the charity sector  A geolocation tool of more than 16, 000 organizations in Quebec  A discussion forum on LinkedIn and on our website, as well as live chat sessions with experts on FacebookValuesValues of Philanthropie Québec: Solidarity, Ethics and Expertise. We provide charitymanagers a virtual network of mutual aid and a place to share knowledge about philanthropy.GoalsOur goals :  Become a reference site on philanthropy in Quebec and Canada  Create and develop a community of practice  Provide tools necessary for charities managers to get a better understanding of good governance and management practices, fundraising and fiscal observance. 4
    • Team members  Director : Michel Plaisent  Manager of web development and Webmaster : Marc-André Robert  Web developer: Mohamed Meziani  Communications manager: Myriam Balian  Web community manager: Caroline Ternaux  Web community manager : Lily Serreau  Research assistant – Taxation and law : Stephany Boucher-Huet  Research assistant - Fundraising : Charles Desroches  Accounting clerk : Josie-Anne Lacoste  IT resources coordinator: Sylvain Favreau  Consultant - Knowledge Transfer: Diane Mercier, PhD.Professors from the University of Quebec at Montreal (UQAM) involved in the project:  Department of Accounting: Lyne Latulippe, PhD.  Department of Accounting: Guy Villeneuve, PhD.  Department of Accounting: Jean-Paul Lauly, PhD.  Department of Management and Technology: Prosper Bernard, PhD.  Department of Education and Pedagogy: Pascal Ndinga, PhD. 5
    • TOOLSQuizWhat is the Quiz?The Quiz is a diagnosis and evaluation questionnaire that allows charities managers to assesstheir knowledge and thereby improve tax compliance, governance and fundraising practices.The Quiz has 3 categories (300 questions):  Fundraising  Governance and transparency  The Income Tax ActGoals  Assess knowledge of managers, board members and all those working in the philanthropic community.  Get statistics for the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) and Philanthropie Québec.  Provide information and assistance to the philanthropic community.Needs it addressesMany registered organizations are often discouraged by the laws and regulations of the CRA.Also, the team Philanthropie Québec has set up a quiz to test knowledge of charities managersand employees. This quiz provides the correct answers to each question and a personalizeddiagnosis with sources to help people better understand the regulations of the CRA.Where can I find the Quiz?You will find the quiz in the "tools tab" on the website Philanthropie Québec:http://www.philanthropie.uqam.ca/enHow can I take the Quiz?To take the Quiz, just follow these steps:  Register your profile  Test your knowledgeThe second step allows you to test your knowledge. Select a category among - fundraising,governance and the Income Tax Act. Each set of questions has 10 random questions and takes upto 15 minutes of your time. 6
    •  ResultsResults of the quiz will be available only when you have finished answering questions. A filewith details answers to your questions, explanations and references will be provided directlyafter completing the quiz and sent by email.  Change historyOnce you have created your profile and you have answered at least one questionnaire, you willfind in the change history all the tests you have done. They will be sorted by date and category.4 good reasons to take the Quiz  Test your knowledge on three subjects: fundraising, governance and the Income Tax Act.  Update your knowledge about various laws and regulations of the CRA with our supporting documentation.  Learning by doing. Each person taking the quiz learns from his mistakes and confirms their knowledge.  Provide blog posts on specific topics, podcasts, business lunches, seminars, 5@7 networking, etc.RecognitionPhilanthropie Québec wants to reward individuals and organizations who make the effort toanswer the quiz. Also, every month, those who best scored the quiz will be headline in a blogpost and our newsletter. Challenge yourself and do this quiz.NewsletterFrom September 2011, Philanthropie Québec will publish a newsletter highlighting main blogposts. In addition, the newsletter will inform you of events set up by Philanthropie Québec suchas: 5@7 networking, podcasts.BlogPhilanthropie Québec offers you a French and English blog delivering 4 new articles every week.These articles are written by members of Philanthropie Québec, by our talented volunteers andby professionals in the philanthropic community.If you are interested in participating in our blog, please contact us at:caroline.ternaux@philanthropie-quebec.ca 7
    • ForumThe forum is a discussion tool created to help people working in the philanthropic community toshare or ask questions to experts, volunteers, charities managers on fundraising, governance andthe Income Tax Act.WikiWelcome. Our wiki is easy to use and groups definitions related to charity management. Mainadvantages are:  Network! The wiki is a collaborative project. Charity managers contribute and share definitions with each others.  Visibility! As a contributor your visibility increases.  Learn! Among other charity managers, volunteers, board members, learn and read definitions on governance or charities ethics for instance.  Share! Like a definition on a blog, dictionary...? Share it to us on our wiki! Dont forget to reference your definition.Knowledge baseThe knowledge base of Philanthropie Québec gives you an access to almost 1400 Frenchjournals. It allows you to find particular information on fiscal responsibilities of charities.Events calendarPhilanthropie Québec offers all members an events calendar. Thus, each organization’s membermay enter his events directly on the calendar.SurveyThe survey questions may cover topics as: articles, users’ opinion, etc. Every Monday, a newsurvey appears on the home page, you can vote and see the survey results.GeolocationYou can search for a specific organism, or type a keyword. 8
    • SOCIAL MEDIAPhilanthropy and social web has been emphasized in 2010. Many organizations now want to usesocial media such as Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and YouTube to reach their potential donorsand increase their visibility.The Philanthropie Québec community is very active, constantly growing and helps charities byoffering various services and free tools. We invite you to join us to benefit from the expertise ofmany of our peers and share your knowledge and tips with them!How to join the Philanthropie Québec community?Website: www.philanthropie-quebec.ca.LinkedIn : http://www.linkedin.com/group?gid=2570186Facebook : http://www.facebook.com/philanthropieqcTwitter : http://twitter.com/PhilanthropieQc LinkedInLinkedIn is a social media and professional networking tool. Stay in touch with other charitiesmanagers with our group Philanthropie Québec!AdvantagesPhilanthropie Québec’s group offers:  Efficient & free services  Collective intelligence on philanthropyServices  Networking and business developmentThere are 700 members among Philanthropie Québec’s group on LinkedIn - mainly charitymanagers - consultants and Quebecers interested by philanthropy.  Knowledge sharing and learningMore than 115 discussions commented by group members. Within 48 hours moderators answersto members questions. 9
    •  Volunteers and charity employee’s recruitmentCareer discussions help you to post and scan job offers. As a recruiter or charity manager youtarget and hire employees or volunteers effectively. Group includes only people interested bycharity management, governance and communication/social media.  Promote your charity!Reach your exact audience by posting events and promoting your ads. Facebook and TwitterWe use social media Facebook and Twitter to communicate with people. With these virtualcommunities, we will keep you informed of the philanthropic news through our blog posts,surveys and site tools. YouTubePhilanthropie Québec is also present on YouTube. Several videos are presented and soon you willfind podcasts conducted with professionals on the topics as: fundraising, taxation and muchmore. PodcastsPhilanthropie Québec made several podcasts on the following subjects: good governance,fundraising, good fiscal practices, etc. Several experts participated in the realization of thesepodcasts. 10