WEBINAR REPLAY: Canadian Black entrepreneurs should create the next Google / Les entrepreneurs noirs canadiens devraient créer le prochain Google

Why It Matters

Il n'existe qu'un seul fonds canadien, BKR, pour financer l'entrepreneuriat noir dans le domaine de la technologie. Lorsqu'ils obtiennent un financement, les entrepreneurs noirs reçoivent des prêts, rarement des fonds propres. Le Québécois Wils Theagene estime qu'il est urgent de changer de système et de créer une véritable chaîne de financement pour les entrepreneurs de la communauté noire. There is only one Canadian fund, BKR, to finance Black entrepreneurship in technology. When they get funding, Black entrepreneurs receive loans, rarely equity. Quebec's Wils Theagene sees a pressing need for a system change, creating a real financing chain for entrepreneurs from the Black community.

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?

More data is always better, but are non-profits making the best use of data they already have?

Why It Matters

The last four years have rapidly accelerated changes in volunteerism. Understanding current trends could help improve volunteer recruitment and retention, but national data is limited.

10 successful and innovative public policy changes spearheaded by Canadian non-profits

Why It Matters

In Canada, changes to the country’s laws or bylaws in your province, city, or municipality are largely made through advocacy efforts. Skipping this crucial step can mean it takes longer for your organization to have an impact.