Funding matters Inc.

Funding matters Inc.

September 08, 2010 13:47 ET

Hospital foundation secures major donor thanks to software

GIFTABULATOR software responsible for increased donor giving at the Toronto General and Western Hospital Foundation

Attention: Assignment Editor, Business/Financial Editor, Health/Medical Editor, Lifestyle Editor, Tech/Telecomm Editor TORONTO/ON/MEDIA ADVISORY--(Marketwire - Sept. 8, 2010) - The Toronto General and Western Hospital Foundation has landed a major donation after one week of using Canadian software designed to help philanthropic organizations increase donations.

The foundation secured a multi-year annual pledge totaling $110,000, and a $150,000 bequest from a donor who previously gave approximately $125 per year, with the help of GIFTABULATOR software. The software was developed by Toronto-based FUNDING matters Inc.

"We are thrilled with the gift and the donor was appreciate of our professional, education approach," said Anita Nielsen, the foundation's Senior Director of Annual and Planned Giving.

The Toronto General and Western Hospital Foundation selected FUNDING matters Inc's GIFTABULATOR software to demonstrate ideal philanthropic giving scenarios for its donors. GIFTABULATOR enables the foundation to identify appropriate giving strategies for prospective donors, and illustrates the tax benefits of making a major gift or bequest.

Anita Nielsen, Senior Director, Annual & Planned Giving says, "Communicating the various tax benefits of giving to donors can be challenging. We chose FUNDING matters' GIFTABULATOR to help us walk donors through various giving scenarios, and illustrate that by leveraging tax credits, they can leave a more transformative gift. We see GIFTABULATOR as an important component of our fundraising efforts going forward."

Emelita Ervin, Principal Gift Manager said, "The training we received on the GIFTABULATOR software made it easy for us to immediately engage in philanthropic planning discussions with our donors."

FUNDING matters is one of Canada's largest consulting firms specializing in Fundraising and Philanthropic Sector advisory services.

Toronto General and Western Hospital Foundation raises funds for research, education and the enhancement of patient care at Toronto General Hospital and Toronto Western Hospital, as well as for their respective research arms, Toronto General Research Institute and Toronto Western Research Institute.

Customers interested in learning more about FUNDING matters® products:? General Not-for-Profit Consulting: +1-416-249-0788 option 1;
GIFTABULATOR Sales: +1-416-249-0788 option 2; ?Toll-free: 1-800-856-1354.

Contact Information

  • Bill Petruck, President, Funding matters Inc.
    Primary Phone: 416-249-0788
    Secondary Phone: 416-579-0870
    Toll-Free: 800-856-1354