Canadian foundation assets up $100 billion and 5 other findings from a new landscape report

Why It Matters

Data on the philanthropic sector is scarce. A new report aims to help fill the gap with new information on public and private foundations' granting and investments. 

Technical staff and clean data key to being granted money for AI projects, funders say

Why It Matters

Few funders focus on technology and artificial intelligence grants. Few technically skilled staff in the non-profit sector can expertly handle data science, machine learning, and artificial intelligence projects.

Mindset more valuable than skillset when it comes to a career in social finance

Why It Matters

Canada’s $755 million Social Finance Fund has the potential to accelerate the growth of Canada’s social finance market. Will there be enough skilled people to support it?

StatsCan methodology flaws not reflecting wealth in Canada - why should non-profits care?

Why It Matters

Understanding where wealth is concentrated is vital information for the non-profit sector, both to advocate for wealth redistribution and to learn the aims and motivations of large donors.