Canada’s social finance history offers a path forward for non-profit digital transformation

Katie Gibson, vice president of strategy and partnerships at CIO Council, on a systems approach to helping non-profits transition to digital

Why It Matters

In a post-pandemic reality, non-profits will need to digitize — in one way or another — most of their processes, services, and activities. But for many, the capacity to embark on digital transformation just doesn’t exist. Gibson says a cross-sector, systems-level approach is necessary.

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