What's Next in Tech and Philanthropy?

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Why It Matters

Giving is changing and engaging Canada's fast-growing tech sector will become a massive part of philanthropy in the next decade. We must understand what's driving philanthropy in Canadian tech, how they give, and what trends are shaping their giving culture.

Closing the Loop

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All innovations have a shelf life, but all too often we get attached to sustaining innovations that were successful in the past. Closing innovations, programs, or services in a thoughtful and compassionate way can boost organizational resilience, relevance, and empower teams.

Scaling

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UpSocial launched in Barcelona in 2010, with the goal of scaling up demonstrable proven innovations, rather than reinventing the wheel. Now, they’ve launched a Canadian office. The renewed focus on scaling proven innovations well is timely as Canada’s new Social Finance Fund goes live.

Banking on New Ventures

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The world of impact will need to understand the potential of cryptocurrency, from fundraising professionals in charities, to entrepreneurs raising money. Impak, which launched a cryptocurrency about a year ago focused on the impact economy, reflects on what they learned and why we should prepare for a new finance era.

New Standards

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The B Corp movement is growing rapidly in Canada, up 48 percent since 2015. Beyond the rigorous certification, their B Impact Assessment tool has garnered traction. More than 50,000 businesses have used the tool to measure its impact on its workers, environment, community, and customers.

Uniting Practitioners

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Social Innovation Canada is a new entity with a mission to connect and enable practitioners. It builds upon the legacy work of Social Innovation Generation (SiG) and other actors. Given the Government of Canada’s renewed focus, we asked Chi Nguyen, Director, Social Innovation Canada, about what practitioners can expect in 2019.