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“We don't need to reinvent it, we just need to scale”: How digital transformation for non-profits can accelerate

Why It Matters

COVID-19 forced charities, non-profits, and communities to roll up their sleeves to adapt digitally the best they could — but without a space to look for resources and learn from each other, a sector-wide digital transformation will remain fragmented.

Canada could see overlapping humanitarian crises in the coming years. Here’s how tech can help organizations respond.

Why It Matters

Over the last 50 years, the number of climate-related disasters has increased five-fold. While this disproportionately impacts Global South countries, Canada is not exempt from these disasters, as demonstrated by the British Columbia floods in 2021. With our country’s rapidly aging population and a declining workforce, Canadians could see overlapping humanitarian crises in the coming years, unless adequate solutions are found.

New network launches to support the non-profit sector’s digital transformation

Why It Matters

Studies show that non-profit organizations lag behind in digital adoption, transformation, literacy, and skills, despite knowing that digital capacity is a functional necessity. CCNDR’s innovative approach could help address many of the problems that plague this sector, including the lack of access, technological expertise, and funding, as well as equity issues.

Disaggregated data can reveal systemic inequities. It can also reinforce them — here’s how.

Why It Matters

Community trust in social impact organizations who do disaggregated data collection can be shattered if it is done badly, especially with subjects who are already overpoliced and surveilled.