The Easel Program

“The bigger the challenge, the bigger the opportunity.”

For charitable and humanitarian organizations, all other challenges pale in comparison to the need to secure enough funding to keep their doors open and accomplish their mission. Intense competition for dollars in saturated markets, fatigued donors and funding cutbacks contribute to making this imperative increasingly difficult. That’s where Funding Innovation comes in.

ZERO-RISK, LONG-TERM, SUSTAINABLE FUNDING

Funding Innovation offers an Easel Program that is designed to provide charitable and humanitarian organizations with a zero-risk, long-term, sustainable source of funding. Our Easel Program allows individuals to purchase beautiful art & incredible collectables and support a worthy cause at the same time.

Partnering with hospital networks, Sick Kids Foundation, Make-A-Wish® Canada, Children’s Miracle Network and dozens of others, Funding Innovation raises hundreds of thousands of dollars every year for great causes and awe-inspiring missions. The best part is that these completely discretionary funds are zero-risk and require zero-investment from our partners.

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Our big goal and team ambition is to grow the amount of money we are able to raise exponentially. As our charitable and humanitarian partner list grows, so too grows our corporate partnerships, allowing for more easel locations and expanding the opportunities to give and make a real difference. The Easel Program runs nationwide across Canada, connecting people with a simple and effective medium and allowing them to participate in creating positive change.

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HOW DOES FUNDING INNOVATION’S EASEL PROGRAM WORK?

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  • 1) A RELATIONSHIP IS CREATED FOR A CAUSE

    First, a relationship is made with a charitable or humanitarian organization. This organization has a goal of raising funds for their mission and cause.

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  • 2) THE EASEL NETWORK DISPLAYS ART

    Funding Innovation then creates a network of locations to display beautiful art and/or incredible collectables on our custom-designed easels or on a wall mounted location. This is where our corporate partners really shine within their communities.

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  • 3) A SEALED BID AUCTION BEGINS

    The artwork and collectables are displayed on the easels and/or wall mounts, which then allows individuals to place a sealed bid for ownership of the piece. Artwork is usually rotated on about a two-week schedule. So each location receives a new and fresh work of art or collectable approximately twice a month.

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  • 4) THERE IS A SUCCESSFUL BIDDER

    The successful bidder is contacted by a Funding Innovation representative and arrangements are made for payment and delivery of their new piece of art or collectable.

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  • 5) MONEY IS GIVEN TO THE CAUSE

    The charitable or humanitarian organization receives a cheque for all the money they have raised.  This money is ‘undesignated’ and can be put towards the most urgent priorities of the cause.

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  • 6) IT’S A WIN-WIN-WIN

    This is what we call our WIN-WIN-WIN.  The incredible cause wins with funds to further their mission. The corporate partner wins, as they are able to provide a platform for causes that are close to their hearts. And Funding Innovation wins, as we live our mission to give a sustainable advantage to charitable and humanitarian organizations tackling the greatest challenges of our time.

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ANSWERS TO YOUR MOST PRESSING QUESTIONS

1. WHAT IS THE COST AND/OR RISK TO THE CHARITABLE/HUMANITARIAN ORGANIZATION?

This is our favourite question to answer! There is ZERO cost or risk to the charitable or humanitarian organization. Simply connect us to a point person within your organization who can supply us with your logo and receive the cheques! There are no increased internal responsibilities and no overhead when partnering with Funding Innovation.

2. WHAT IS THE CORPORATE PARTNER RESPONSIBLE FOR?

Our corporate partners and hosting establishments need only dedicate about four square feet of floor space or a vertical location for a wall mount, and can then enjoy the added benefit of fresh new art in their space and the warm fuzzy feelings they will get from giving back and being part of an innovative and life changing endeavour.

STILL HAVE QUESTIONS ABOUT THE PROCESS? NO WORRIES, CHECK OUT OUR ‘FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS’ PAGE.