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.

Does your non-profit ask you to work overtime for no pay? Here's what Canadian workers say

Why It Matters

Non-profit employees routinely asked to do work for which they aren't paid or outside their skillset leads to higher turnover rates, burnout, and reduced service capability.

Federal budget gives National Volunteer Action Strategy a boost - but more needed

Why It Matters

Volunteer numbers have yet to return to their pre-pandemic level, even as the need for volunteers grows. Organizations have championed a comprehensive national volunteer strategy for years.

New volunteering grant program may offer surprising boost for donations: Experts

Why It Matters

More than 65 per cent of non-profits experienced a volunteer shortage in 2022. Some experts say helping to re-engage a new cohort of helpers may also drive giving.