Without timely and accurate information about donors and their donations, non-profits may not be able to secure repeat and frequent donations. This is especially critical in the current economic climate, where donations have dropped as the cost of living increases.
It only took five days for ChatGPT to reach a million users. While there are clear benefits to using an AI-enabled tool when it comes to reducing time and resources spent on tasks, there are also some open questions for the social impact world in particular: what are the ethics of using artificial intelligence when working directly with communities?
Digital identification could alleviate certain accessibility issues, but at the same time, exacerbate inequities when it comes to digital literacy and device accessibility. It’s also unclear how exactly digital identification will benefit or intersect with the work of community-serving social purpose organizations.
The COVID-19 pandemic is requiring many essential services, from healthcare to education, to shift online. When communities don’t have equal internet access, they are effectively cut off. Digital inequity is a long-standing issue, but experts say it’s now an emergency.
Today, crowdfunding funds everything from artistic projects on Kickstarter to community fundraisers. And now, social enterprises and non-profits are using this form of financing to avoid the hassles of venture capital or tedious grant applications. Crowdfunding is democratizing capital in new, exciting ways.
Governments of all levels have struggled to address the high rates of opioid misuse and addiction and the startling number of opioid-related deaths in Canada. There are innovative approaches gaining traction that could hold the key to making advancements in communities.