Despite constrained resources, community finance organizations shaping future of rural, northern Canada

Why It Matters

Northern and rural Canada face unique economic challenges, and while the community finance landscape in these regions is limited, community needs are high. Here are three intermediaries finding creative ways to fund ventures and grow local ecosystems.

Some fear upcoming federal tax changes on rich could result in donation nosedive; others say concern unwarranted

Why It Matters

Wealthy Canadians’ donations form a growing share of the total charitable giving pie. Some charity advocates worry a proposed tax policy change, aiming at forcing high-income Canadians to pay more in taxes, will harm charitable giving.

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New framework designed to advocate for responsible AI use among fundraisers. How does it work?

Why It Matters

Since ChatGPT launched in November 2022, many non-profit organizations have used it to drive efficiency and innovation. However, non-profits could jeopardize public trust in them without knowing how generative AI affects them, their donors, and their clients.

INTERVIEW: Duke Chang talks generational shifts, digital fundraising and changing demographics as he takes the helm of CanadaHelps, which has raised more than $2.5 billion in donations to date

Why It Matters

Future of Good’s CEO and Publisher Vinod Rajasekaran sits down with Duke Chang, the newly appointed president and CEO of CanadaHelps, to discuss where fundraising is heading in post-pandemic Canada.

Grassroots advocacy, charities help secure $212M in federal funding to house asylum seekers

Why It Matters

Some charities don’t engage in advocacy believing it’s not relevant to their mission. But one expert says a recent advocacy campaign to house asylum seekers shows the big impact this work can have.