Buried at the bottom of page 207 in the latest federal budget is a promise to Canada’s social impact sector: a $400 million Community Services Recovery Fund to help and charities and non-profits “adapt and modernize” to support Canada’s post-pandemic recovery.
Except the budget never defines ‘sector modernization.’
How could it? The concept sprawls across HR practices in the sector, digital strategy for non-profits, government regulations on charitable donations, and many other critical issues. Yet social impact professionals are already considering how to overcome these challenges — and the Community Services Recovery Fund, though still a work in progress, may be a major part of the solution.
Future of Good spoke with five social impact professionals and asked them to define what modernizing the sector looks like to them:
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