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C HARITY may begin at home, but
it counts only if there’s an audience.
That’s the implied message
of what some are calling “ competitive
compassion,” a trend quickly turning
philanthropy into an exercise in selfcongratulation.
Putting the “ I” in charity, Facebook’s
Causes application allows Canadians
to flaunt their benevolence with all the
subtlety of a Pride parade, displaying
everything from the money they’ve
personally raised to the number of
friends they’ve recruited for their preferred
charity or non- profit.
On TV, Celebrity Apprentice and
Oprah’s Big Give have transformed
philanthropy into a game show, with
players competing as teams but being
judged as individuals in the fight to be
the ultimate altruist. Of the latter show,
the Hollywood Reporter writes: “ Shallow
as a bird bath, the program would
appear to exist less as a true philanthropic
exercise than yet another selfaggrandizing
vehicle in Oprah’s divine
quest to become synonymous with all
that is virtuous and good on Earth.”
Even those with seemingly genuine intentions
are having their efforts scored
— something actress Drew Barrymore
learned this month when her public donation
of $ 1 million to the World Food
Program was met with widespread suspicion,
as well as accusations that the
gift was disproportionate to her robust
“ The cynicism surrounding today’s
celebrity associations with charitable
causes is understandable and arguably
warranted,” says Patricia Leavy, a sociologist
and pop culture expert at Stonehill
College in Massachusetts.
“ Charitable giving has become both
a fashion trend on the red carpet and a
competitive sport on TV, with celebrigiants
like ( Donald) Trump and Oprah
vying for first prize in the PR game. I
think the public knows that real giving
has no entertainment value, nor is it
likely to occur with cameras flashing.”
Though the sheer number of charities
and non- profits has made competition
for people’s compassion a longtime reality
for fundraising insiders, it’s only
recently that individual donors have
embraced the same aggressive — and
highly public — approach to philanthropy.
Just as wealthy seniors demand
their names on marquees or university
buildings in exchange for their cash,
it seems ordinary Canadians want as
much recognition for themselves as
This bears out on Facebook, where
the developers of Causes — which supports
roughly 60,000 charities and nonprofits
— say their application has been
downloaded about 11 million times since
it launched last May. Because users’ activities
show up in a “ news feed” for all
their friends to see, accruing status by
enlisting members and raising funds
is said to be one of the incentives for
“ Overall, I’d say any generation of
awareness is positive,” says Lisa Hartford,
communications manager for Imagine
Canada, formerly the Canadian
Centre for Philanthropy.
In recent years, Canadians have
trended strongly upward when it comes
to opening their hearts and wallets for
causes that move them.
According to an Imagine Canada
survey, Canadians donated $ 8.9 billion
to registered charities and non- profits
in 2004 — a stunning increase from
the $ 4.9 billion claimed in 2000. The
average annual donation, which has
increased every year since 1998, was
In general, Hartford doesn’t believe
people’s increased interest in giving
is related to the rise of philanthropyas-
fashion- statement — think Bono’s
Project RED campaign — nor does she
credit the influence of television shows
such as Extreme Makeover: Home Edition
or, most recently, Oprah’s Big Give
and Celebrity Apprentice .
“ I’ve always viewed that type of thing
as entertainment rather than philanthropy,”
remarks Hartford, noting that
Canadians who are “ predisposed to
give” will do so regardless of whether
or not it’s fashionable.
Few would argue, however, that the
movement of philanthropy into the entertainment
sphere has helped raise
awareness of the need to give.
The fact that it’s considered trendy
to do so can only help organizations
angling for much- needed support, says
Toronto’s Ken Wyman, who has been
called one of the world’s greatest fundraisers.
But “ delighted” as Wyman is about
the hip new face of philanthropy, he
cautions there are pitfalls that come
with pop culture.
“ Ultimately, the only thing charities
have that enables them to do their work
is the trust the public has that they’re
genuinely good people doing good
things. Anything that undercuts that
makes things very hard,” says Wyman,
a professor at Humber College and author
of seven books on fundraising.
“ When you know that somebody
who’s today’s hero could be in tomorrow’s
police lineup, the charity has to
worry very much about not being overly
identified with ( a public figure).”
— Canwest News Service
Celebrities making charity
a compassion competition
On the set of Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, the construction team gets busy renovating a house in Oak Park, Mich.
Tory ridings favoured
THE federal Conservative government’s
ridings in Quebec are getting
a disproportionate cut of Ottawa’s
economic development money, but the
minister in charge denies partisanship
is in play. / A 7
By Misty Harris
Afghans love our cars
KABUL — Canada likes to say it is
the engine that drives Afghanistan’s
reconstruction, but that it’s the Afghan
people who are in the driver’s seat. In
Kabul, folks take that literally. Driving
a “ Canadian car” has become a symbol
of prestige among residents of the
Afghan capital. / A 9