The capacity to analyze data is increasingly important for social mission organizations, to ensure decisions are made based on evidence and foresight. While much of the private sector has been using data analytics tools, with businesses racing to have the best metrics, we are now seeing more non-profits adopting these practices — and TD has launched a new program to accelerate adoption.
Around the globe, only 57 percent of people say they trust NGOs. However, 78 percent of people say they trust technology. In an age where trust in technology beats trust in NGOs, what does it mean to rebuild trust? We sit down with Antonio Zappulla, CEO of the Thomson Reuters Foundation.
Currently, a handful of non-profits accept and disburse cryptocurrency. As UNICEF becomes the first United Nations agency to transact bitcoin, what will it mean for other non-profits? And as for the Canadian organizations ahead of the curve: how is digital currency already benefiting them and their stakeholders?
As a multicultural country with a global diaspora, Canada is uniquely positioned to support the voices of oppressed communities from a place of safety. However, as a hub for blockchain innovation, Canada can not only support but also build the technologies that will reduce corruption, promote freedom, and protect citizens worldwide.
In cities where the tech industry booms, homelessness and under-housing also tend to increase. Homelessness is already an issue that affects an estimated 235,000 Canadians each year. But according to three nonprofits, the same industry that’s contributing to these existing issues holds promise as an innovative way to build, design, and scale new solutions.