COVID-19 is accelerating our move to digital — charities must act now to keep up

Social impact organizations must keep up

Why It Matters

A shift toward digital ways of working, delivering services, and fundraising has been a long-time coming in the social impact world. But social distancing has accelerated it — and organizations that aren’t prepared won’t be able to keep up, writes Marina Glogovac, President & CEO of CanadaHelps.

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