Cross-organizational and cross-sector mobility is slowly becoming mainstream in the social purpose economy. In a sector that already struggles to attract and retain the best and brightest talent, ensuring portability of worker rights, benefits, credentials, and intellectual property is of huge consequence.
Social impact practitioners have long known that collaboration and peer learning are vital to their work. Persistent challenges have been accessible technology, intentional community curation, and a compelling invitation. A new platform in Quebec looks to blend these three ingredients, transforming how practitioners work.
Black and white perspectives, binaries, polarization: for impact-focused leaders, these traps can be everywhere, but according to McConnell Foundation Senior Fellow Allyson Hewitt, future opportunities can be found at the intersection of seemingly opposing outlooks.
According to James Stauch, director of the Institute for Community Prosperity, the benefits of artificial intelligence for the social sector are getting lost in the larger discussion.
Technological, mission, and demographic shifts are changing the way international organizations work. For Canada to be at the forefront of addressing global challenges, experimentation must become an embedded capacity in aid and development organizations.
Canada’s role in emerging markets needs inspiration. According to Digital Opportunity Trust founder Janet Longmore, deeper engagement with home-grown technology companies could serve as the perfect jumping-off point for Canada’s development organizations working abroad.
Humility as Canada's brand in the international community served us well in the last 50 years, but given what's at stake globally in the next 50, Canada's social impact leaders must step up and be loud about our strengths as the modern world's most successfully diverse country.