Ideas & Impact November 2023

Posted November 28, 2023 in Uncategorized

Ideas & Impact

from the Power to Give Foundation


Just over a decade ago, Giving Tuesday began as a project by the 92nd St Y in New York. Since then, this “global generosity movement” has activated billions of dollars in donations and given charities a high-profile engagement platform. By coordinating as a sector, they are able to achieve far more than on their own.

Collaboration is a force multiplier – especially when it involves big ideas and groups that might not normally be partners. As Giving Tuesday approaches on November 28, we encourage you to consider how your impact can be broadened, deepened and lengthened through radical collaboration. And if we can help, we’d love to hear your big ideas.


Perhaps you read about Chuck Feeney when he gave away the last of his $8 billion fortune in 2016. Or when he passed away in October of this year. But you likely didn’t hear much about his generosity before then – which is how he wanted it. Living in a rented apartment and wearing a $10 watch, Feeney’s final years were spent quietly eschewing his past life as a billionaire – while living a new, purposeful life as one of America’s greatest living philanthropists.

“Chuck has set an example. A fellow who is my hero and Bill Gates’ hero. He should be everybody’s hero.” (Warren Buffett)


The “Healing our West Coast Collective”* leverages and amplifies the incredible talents of organizations like Salmon Coast, Clayoquot Action and Swim Drink Fish to bring attention to the dangers of fish farms in BC’s critical coastal waters. By encouraging and facilitating such collaboration, we hope to arm communities with resources to match the challenges they face.

“It’s so refreshing to find collaborations and partnerships with people who are also trying to heal the coast.” (Amy Kamarainen – Salmon Coast)


By now, many of you have seen “UnCharitable”, either through our screenings or in theatres. We have been delighted to see our community of funders and non-profit leaders having both “Heck yeah!” and A-ha!” moments together. If you would like to support the ongoing rollout of the film through donation or investment, please reach out and we will connect you.

“The next time you are thinking of investing in a charity, don’t ask about the rate of their overhead, ask about the scale of their dreams” (Dan Pallotta)



  • Watch for more private screenings of UnCharitable to be announced


If you have:

  • Ideas… we are always looking for high-impact organizations and leaders
  • Intros… we are always excited to meet other active or aspiring philanthropists
  • Interest… we would be honoured to assist with your philanthropic journey


Our kind of person: “A cross between Mother Theresa and Hollywood super-agent Ari Emanuel”

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With Immense Gratitude,

Tim Cormode (He/Him)

Founder and CEO

Power To Give Foundation

C: 250.507.5972

We acknowledge with respect the Coast Salish people on whose traditional lands and waterways we live, learn and play.

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