What does 2024 hold for technology and data in the non-profit sector?

Why It Matters

In a time of fast-moving technological changes and increased policymaking driven by data, non-profits need to know where to invest their resources – whether in new technology or professional development.

211 Ontario’s newest director to focus on bringing databases and staff together

Why It Matters

While many organizations might now be collecting data and understanding the importance of evidence-based advocacy, they might still not have the internal capacity to analyze and strategize using that data.

Cybersecurity insurance growing in popularity after high-profile digital attacks. Does your organization need it?

Why It Matters

Cybersecurity attacks can be costly, prompting some to purchase add-on insurance. However, some experts say preventing a breach is more important than buying a new policy.

LONG READ: Why data-based measures of poverty are not capturing the vulnerability of older adults

Why It Matters

Depending on the data points included in specific poverty measures, the outcomes and analysis can be drastically different, which has a tangible impact on policy development. Relying solely on data-based methodologies also risks ignoring the effect of non-quantifiable factors, such as demographics.

Lack of smartphone functionality for digital immigration services puts refugee claimants at risk: advocates

Why It Matters

For some subgroups of newcomers, such as refugee claimants and asylum seekers, their primary device is likely to be a smartphone. However, many critical services still are not developed on mobile-friendly interfaces.