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10 visionary leaders on the state of social impact in 2030

Why It Matters

The 2010s disrupted the traditional world of impact in multiple ways, and the decade brought its fair share of both fears and excitement to the field. But what lies ahead? As we dive into 2020, we asked 10 visionary social impact leaders to weigh in on the changes we can expect over the next 10 years.

Riipen's massively successful crowdfunding campaign has one important lesson

Why It Matters

The power of crowdfunding is hard to ignore. Crowdfunding campaigns have raised $34 billion globally, and are on pace to raise nearly 10 times that within the next decade. We explore how non-profit organizations and social enterprises are using crowdfunding platforms to advance their causes.

Bitcoin Donations: An Easy Fundraising Win for Your Charity

Why It Matters

As non-profits consider their options for even better fundraising in 2020, the most savvy of organizations should look to adopting a bitcoin donation program. It’s easy to convince leadership, easy to implement, and will bring new donors — and their money — to the organization.

There’s a new toy to teach failure. Here’s how it works.

Why It Matters

Failure is typically not something organizations in the world of impact like to open up about. Twenty One Toys founder Ilana Ben-Ari tells us why teaching failure at the workplace can not only strengthen organizational culture, but help create lasting impact.

The Surprising Story Behind Canada's Declining Leadership in Foreign Aid

Why It Matters

The Pearson Commission’s breakthrough report on foreign aid, delivered in September of 1969, which set the global Official Development Assistance (ODA) target of 0.7%, was a Canadian-led innovation. 50 years later, experts weigh in on the significance of this target to Canada’s global leadership in the next decade.

4 Canadian Youth-Led Initiatives Worth Paying Attention To

Why It Matters

In many philanthropic and governmental initiatives, bringing youth to the table is often discussed — but never quite done enough. When it comes to these four Canadian initiatives, though, youth are not only building the tables themselves, but making a marked difference in the world while doing so.