The charitable and nonprofit space has been thirsty for innovation for a while — but long been limited by the governmental regulations and restrictions boxing it in. Three recommendations from the Senate Special Committee on the Charitable Sector, however, could change that. Centre for Social Innovation founder and CEO Tonya Surman weighs in.
In order to keep up with an ever-changing world, Canada’s charitable and non-profit sector needs a refresh. Our team analyzes the four recommendations from the recent Senate report that will become linchpins for a future-fit sector.
Sustainability leadership expert Coro Strandberg notes that CSR is becoming a dated term and businesses are pivoting to purpose. At this time of CSR evolution, nonprofits can maximize corporate partnerships beyond philanthropic capital.
Critical questions for impact-focused organizations: How do we talk about the future in vulnerable contexts? How about in contexts where young people do not necessarily feel that they have full agency over their own destiny? What about spaces where Indigenous culture and history were overtaken by colonial markers of progress? Here are some things to reflect upon, right now.
You may have heard about the big numbers that made the Budget 2019 headlines. In a fast-changing society, small-to-medium-scale dollars can help create conditions for response mechanisms to emerging opportunities and challenges. As we look ahead to the 2020s, these numbers will be crucial.
If the potential exit of a third of donation revenues from the charitable system over the next decade happens, critical life-saving and life-enhancing services provided by charities across the country would be in jeopardy.