Provincial governments depend on frontline non-profits and charities to provide basic services to clients who are unhoused, impoverished or have complex mental health issues. Without additional funding, today’s alarming rate of worker turnover will lead to a weaker social safety net.
The federal government says its plan is to catalyze $2 in private social investment for every $1 spent throughout the $755 million Social Finance Fund’s administration. That’s a huge amount of money for social purpose intermediaries.
Gifts from affluent donors comprise a growing share of the total donations flowing to Canadian charities; and an increasing share of these wealthy donors are choosing to give through donor advised funds. This sea change has implications for fundraisers.
Donor advised funds are surging in popularity with affluent donors. The federal government is shaking up the sector with new rules around foundation disbursement and granting to non-charities. And community groups are launching their own philanthropic initiatives, demanding equity. Join Future of Good publisher Vinod Rajasekaran and reporter Gabe Oatley to discuss these and many more top trends that affect the power and sustainability of charitable organizations across the country.
A new Auditor General report concluded that Global Affairs Canada was unable to demonstrate how Canada’s Feminist International Assistance Policy (FIAP) contributed to improving gender equality in low- and middle-income countries. Significant weaknesses in Global Affairs Canada’s information management practices prevented it from assessing outcomes and reporting completely to Parliament and Canadians. How might INGOs integrate FIAP in their missions moving forward? What actions should GAC take to address this? What are the implications for development assistance and gender policy domestically?