Opinion: The Advisory Committee on the Charitable Sector let down charities and communities by not recommending a disbursement quota hike

Why It Matters

Forty percent of charities are still seeing their revenues decline following COVID-19’s onset. Almost 1 in 4 charity leaders say they don’t think their organizations will be able to stay open for another year. Communities rely on the services these organizations provide, and demand for many such services will only increase post-pandemic.

Thinking about using AI to fundraise? Here’s what you need to know — including the ethical questions.

Why It Matters

40 percent of charities are still seeing decreased revenue since the start of the pandemic. In this context, fundraisers need all the help they can get. Artificial intelligence tools can help fundraisers to work smarter.

They won’t take your money: Why these charities are newly restricting donations from controversial corporations

Why It Matters

Charities need money. But they also have strong values and a reputation to protect. In light of domestic and international charity scandals; and increasingly powerful movements for racial and social justice; some charities are turning away from donations from controversial corporations — whose money, the charities see, as not worth the moral sacrifice or the public relations risk.

It’s the 10th anniversary of global Black Philanthropy Month. Founder Dr. Jackie Bouvier Copeland shares the ups and downs — and what’s next.

Why It Matters

Canadian philanthropy underfunds Black-led and Black-serving communities. Black Philanthropy Month’s emphasis on philanthropic equity can inform structural changes to Canada’s sector.

Youth-led climate projects are “chronically underfunded, undersupported, under-resourced, underestimated,” says this climate fund executive director

Why It Matters

Less than 40 percent of youth-led climate organizations have paid staff, according to FES, even though 72 percent of Canadians agree with the demands of the youth-led climate movement. Climate will no doubt be a major issue in this federal election — with climate emergencies, from wildfires to flooding, spreading around the world — so support for those who will inherit the worst of climate change is pertinent.