Press Releases

Investing in early childhood literacy together to build tomorrow’s workforce

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

October 21, 2015

CALGARY, AB – Calgary Chamber of Commerce, Calgary Economic Development, with the Calgary Public Library Foundation and Place2Give Foundation today announced a historic collaboration, Give to Grow, a campaign to improve early childhood literacy in Calgary.

The Give To Grow campaign launching during Small Business Week, October 18-24, 2015, will invite local small businesses to engage and donate to support early childhood literacy. The program seeks to encourage local business and citizens to support four local charities that specialize in early literacy programs: Calgary Public Library, Calgary Reads, CanLearn and Further Education Society.

Dexterity Ventures Inc. receives B Corporations status

October 9, 2015

Calgary, Canada – Dexterity Ventures Inc. (DVI) is proud to announce the company’s recent recognition as a Certified B Corporation. A global movement comprised of organizations from over 40 countries and more than 100 industries, ‘B Corps’ are selected for their ability to meet rigorous standards of social and environmental performance, accountability, and transparency.

Women entrepreneurship and business support event to be held in Calgary

SheEO founder to lead women’s only event

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June 18, 2015

Calgary, Canada – Dexterity Ventures Inc. (DVI) is presenting an event on empowering women entrepreneurs on Wednesday, June 24. ‘In Conversation with…Vicki Saunders’ is a women’s only event which will discuss the state of women’s entrepreneurship in Canada and the world.

Vicki Saunders, the event’s special guest, is the founder of SheEO, an organization which mentors, guides and accelerates women-led ventures in Canada. Saunders is a serial entrepreneur who has co-founded and run ventures in Toronto, Europe and in Silicon Valley. She has decided in this next stage of her career to support women investors and entrepreneurs by providing opportunities to connect and support one another.

Dexterity Ventures Inc. releases GIVE_api v. 2.0

API provides access to North American charity data

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 7, 2015

Calgary, Canada – Dexterity Ventures Inc. (DVI) has released the newest version of the GIVE_api, which provides access to the information that DVI has gathered on more than 1.6 million charities across North America. The XML/JSON web service gives developers the ability to quickly add philanthropy into a web or mobile based application.

A free tool, developers can use the GIVE_api to facilitate giving and social good for their customers, employees, vendors, and partners. Users can search for, obtain information about, and give to the charity of their choice with our GIVE_api integration.

Organizations give donors opportunity to amplify their support for Nepal earthquake relief

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 05, 2015

The Place2Give Nepal Relief Fund, launched to help direct donations to organizations that have experience working with groups in Nepal and that are operating on the ground addressing the earthquake’s aftermath, is excited to offer donors the opportunity to amplify their generosity. Agencies involved with the Fund have announced that they are the beneficiaries of donation matching opportunities launched by their partner organisations. An example of this is the Rotary International Foundation which has pledged to match donations, up to $25,000, made to Shelterbox Canada through the end of the Nepal relief campaign.

Nepal Relief Fund launched to aid organizations addressing earthquake on front lines

Donations can be designated to support the relief fund directly through Place2Give.com

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 30, 2015

Calgary, Canada – In response to the recent earthquake that struck Nepal on Sunday, Place2Give has launched the Nepal Relief Fund. The fund has been created to help direct donations to organizations that have experience working with groups in Nepal and are operating on the ground addressing the earthquake disaster.

“The organizations we have selected for the Place2Give Nepal Relief Fund have a proven track record during a time of crisis and in going about their day-to-day operations” says Gena Rotstein, CEO of Dexterity Ventures Inc., parent company of Place2Give.com and the Place2Give Foundation. “As always, there is the Red Cross. While the Red Cross has a strong history of disaster relief, if your goal as a donor is to see a direct impact, and you value the emotional connection around how your funds will be spent, there are other choices.”

Top economist to talk about investing while doing good

Michael Shuman shares how to invest in companies that align with charitable goals

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 2, 2015

Calgary, Canada – Dexterity Ventures Inc. (DVI), in partnership with REAP Calgary, present ‘In Conversation with Michael Shuman…’ a two-day event that focuses on how families with their assets managed under a foundation can grow their portfolio without offsetting their philanthropic efforts, featuring leading economist Michael Shuman.

The event, to be held on April 18-19 at the Hotel Arts in Calgary, Alberta, will bring together families and their advisors, whether they currently have a private foundation, if they are thinking of setting up a foundation, or are interested in how their personal investments can be effectively invested in values-aligned companies.

Dexterity Ventures expands team

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March 25, 2015

Calgary, Canada – Dexterity Ventures Inc. (DVI) is excited to announce four new additions to the DVI team. The company has brought onboard a CMO, a Product Manager, a Developer, and an Office Assistant. This expansion is the result of the organization’s success and continued growth in North America’s B2B philanthropic technology sector.

Place2Give launches GivingTuesday Motif Giving Campaign to kick off start of ‘Giving Season’

The organization has also launched solutions to help
others get involved with GivingTuesday

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 26, 2014

Calgary, Canada – Place2Give is proud to announce that they are joining the GivingTuesday movement for a second year in a row. GivingTuesday is a global movement that harnesses the collective power of a unique blend of partners – charities, families, businesses and individuals – to transform how people think about, talk about, and participate in the giving season.

Taking place December 2, 2014 – the Tuesday after Black Friday and Cyber Monday – GivingTuesday harnesses the power of social good (and social media) to create a national movement around the holidays dedicated to giving, similar to how the shopping days have become synonymous with holiday shopping. This year, there is a special initiative led by members of the Calgary community to promote GivingTuesday on a local level - GivingTuesdayYYC. In addition to Place2Give, partners include the Calgary Public Library, Acts of Random Kindness, Bgenerus, and the Calgary Chamber of Voluntary Organizations.

Ebola Emergency Relief Fund launched to aid organizations addressing the Ebola crisis at different stages

Donations can be designated to support the relief fund
directly through Place2Give.com

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 7, 2014

Calgary, Canada – In response to the recent spread of Ebola hemorrhagic fever, the Place2Give Foundation has created an Ebola Emergency Relief Fund to support the relief efforts.

“As a result of the spread of Ebola, not only are people dying, but children are being orphaned and families are being shunned” says Gena Rotstein, CEO of Dexterity Ventures Inc. “The organizations we have chosen for our Motif Giving Fund address the Ebola crisis at different stages, and aim to help assist in aiding the relief effort on different fronts.”

Based on research Place2Give identified three organizations that are making a meaningful difference in the fight against Ebola.  “We have selected these agencies for this fund because we are confident that we can report back information on use of proceeds to our donors in a timely fashion,” says Rotstein.