McConnell Foundation is creating $2 million in funds for a post-pandemic world

Why It Matters

Access to emergency funding has been a top priority for many in the social impact sector over the past two weeks. But the sector will feel the impacts of COVID-19 long after social distancing ends. Here’s how the McConnell Foundation is already working on funding for a post-pandemic world.

How crowdfunding is transforming COVID-19 community response

Why It Matters

Crowdfunding is the fastest-growing trend in fundraising — and it’s a particularly useful tool in times of crisis. As communities navigate COVID-19, crowdfunding campaigns are popping up to move money and supplies to those who need them, demonstrating crowdfunding’s potential as a rapid-response, grassroots fundraising tool.

How a universal basic income could jump-start Canadian entrepreneurship after COVID-19

Why It Matters

Canadians are facing massive economic setbacks in the wake of COVID-19. For a country that was already seeing declining rates of entrepreneurship, our entrepreneurial ecosystem is threatened. Venture for Canada’s CEO argues that introducing a universal basic income could solve the problem.

What Canada can learn from global tech non-profits pivoting to address COVID-19 needs

Why It Matters

As the social impact world tries to adapt to the impacts of COVID-19, organizations are pivoting and re-tooling to help with relief efforts. Here’s what Canadian non-profits can learn from these eight organizations about pivoting, and zeroing in on where they can make the most impact right now.