Press Releases

Tech Conference Leverages the Power of Community

The power of charity big data sees GROW Conference attendees create social impact for Whistler Charities

August 21, 2014

Whistler, BC – In a mountain village that purports community and healthy living, is there a way that GROW Conference can support the community beyond the tourist dollars and conference budget?  According to Dexterity Ventures Inc. CEO Gena Rotstein there is.

Dexterity Ventures has launched The Whistler GROW Fund for the attending tech companies along with the angel and investor communities who have converged in Whistler, BC for GROW 2014. The fund challenges attendees to make a social impact on Whistler’s charitable sector. Last year during the Alberta floods, a similar fund started by the Dexterity Ventures raised over $1.1 million in donations, which were distributed to 20 local charities.

Social Good organizations to help non-profits benefit with Tech-Summit

Event to help non-profits benefit from their data

August 14, 2014

Calgary, Canada – Dexterity Ventures Inc., in partnership with the Calgary Chamber of Voluntary Organizations (CCVO), Data for Good and Propellus, is helping charities learn how to use data to make more effective decision by putting on a half day summit: Getting Value Out of Your Data. launches so everyone can create their own charitable foundation

July 22, 2014

Calgary, Canada – The latest in social good innovation,, was launched by Dexterity Ventures Inc. (DVI) today. MyPlace2Give is a micro-foundation website that enables individuals, families, and businesses to easily set up their own personalized charitable giving fund and support multiple organizations in a single click.

Dexterity Ventures Inc. CEO to speak at prestigious World Entrepreneur Forum

Topic will focus on ‘Social Purpose and Going Beyond the Bottom Line’

July 3, 2014

Calgary, Canada – Gena Rotstein, CEO of Dexterity Ventures Inc. and founder of Canada’s first philanthropic brokerage firm Dexterity Consulting, will be speaking on the panel ‘Social Purpose and Going Beyond the Bottom Line’ at the World Entrepreneur Forum (WEF) in Vancouver, BC, on July 24-27, 2014. 

Place2Give releases API to its charity search engine

Companies can now access data in Place2Give’s database through new API

North America’s most comprehensive charity search engine, Place2Give, announces the release of our GIVE-API (Application Programming Interface). The GIVE-API provides critical access to information on the 1.5Million+ North American charities that Place2Give has gathered data on, as well as access to the foundation’s payment gateway.

Place2Give creates GivingTuesday Fund to help celebrate the start of the giving season

GivingTuesday movement encourages Canadians to feel great about giving

For Immediate Release, November 27, 2013 

Calgary, Canada – Place2Give is proud to join GivingTuesday, 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.

Place2Give creates Emergency Relief Fund for Philippines Typhoon Haiyan 2013

Donations can be designated to support the relief fund directly through

November 14, 2013

Calgary, Canada – In response to the massive typhoon that hit the Philippines on November 8th, 2013 and resulted in mass destruction, Place2Give has created a Philippines Typhoon Haiyan Relief Fund to assist in the recovery efforts needed.

“Due to the fact that the situation on the ground in the Philippines is disastrous and since access to many locations is limited, we have decided to include organizations that have a long and proven history in international aid and disaster recovery and will be able to provide long-term help.” Says Gena Rotstein, CEO of Dexterity Ventures Inc.

Place2Give creates Emergency Relief Fund for India Cyclone Phailin 2013

Donations can be designated to support the relief fund directly through

October 18, 2013

Calgary, Canada – In response to the massive cyclone that hit India and resulted in mass destruction, Place2Give has created a Cyclone Phailin Relief Fund to assist in the clean-up effort and any other relief efforts needed.

Charity App Challenge Launches pledgeCalgary App

Calgary, Canada, October 17, 2013 - Charity App Challenge launches pledgeCalgary, a web based interactive fundraising app that enables charities to expand their donor base by making fundraising entertaining. Using any device a person can log onto pledgeCalgary through their Facebook account and set up a fun activity challenge, they can invite their friends to support them and contribute to their favorite cause and then share their challenge through their Facebook network and drive donations in fun and entertaining ways. Challengers can select from a list of pre-approved charities, set their activity, funding goal and the duration of the campaign.

Place2Give releases version 1.0 of Advisor Toolbox philanthropic advising tool

The philanthropic advising tool features new integration with CRM Systems

Calgary, Canada, September 30th, 2013 – Place2Give, the leader in Canada’s charity big data space, announces the release of version 1.0 of their Advisor Toolbox. This unique charity data tool for financial and legal advisors now features integration with CRM systems.