The Philanthropic Conversation
for Financial Planners

GIV3, in collaboration with other non-profit sector leaders, is working to help Financial Advisors engage their affluent clients in conversations about charitable giving. 

In 2014, we undertook a ground-breaking research study on the topic. We subsequently published The Philanthropic Conversation e-Book (and in printed format) as a resource for Financial Advisors, highlighting the various opportunities revealed by the research.

The e-Book can be downloaded free-of-charge from our partner, Sector3Insights.

We look forward to continuing this important initiative through the distribution and development of training materials for webinars and conference sessions.

"No one has ever become poor by giving." 

GIV3 Initiatives


An initiative advocating for new policies to address current problems, to empower a stronger charity sector, and ultimately to develop the emerging social-purpose sector. Add your voice.

Increase the Grants

A movement to lobby the federal government to increase the required Distribution Quota of grant-making foundations.


Each year, after the consumer frenzy of Black Friday & Cyber Monday,  we have GivingTuesday, a day of giving for those in need.

The Great Canadian Giving Challenge

A public “charity contest” to benefit any/all Canadian charities, each June. Win a significant grant!

The Philanthropic Conversation

Providing financial advisors the tools to engage their clients in meaningful conversations about charitable giving (which their clients want to have).


A social enterprise research firm providing (many free) insights for the success of charities, and the charitable sector.

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