Press Releases

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. 

Tech Conference Leverages the Power of Community

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
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 Place2Give.com 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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
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.

MyPlace2Give.com launches so everyone can create their own charitable foundation

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 22, 2014

Calgary, Canada – The latest in social good innovation, MyPlace2Give.com, 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’

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
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 Place2Give.com

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
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 Place2Give.com

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
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.