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The Canada Revenue Agency gets transparent…and pictographic!

Written By: Andy Levy-Ajzenkopf
March 1, 2017

We discuss the new CRA Report on the Charities Program 2015-2016 with several industry experts.

Charities request charity law reform to protect free speech

Written By: Elisa Birnbaum
January 4, 2017

A charity sector working group calls for changes to the Income Tax Act to allow more political activity.

Creating a brighter future: How immigration, environmentalism and the social economy transformed Canada

Written By: Elisa Birnbaum
December 14, 2016

Part three in a three-part series outlining the history of social change in Canada.

Education, reconciliation and the nonprofit sector

Written By: Henriette Thompson
November 2, 2016

What role does the nonprofit sector have to play in reconciliation?

In pursuit of human rights: Defining the legacy of Canada’s labour, co-op and healthcare movements

Written By: Elisa Birnbaum
October 26, 2016

Part two in a three-part series outlining the history of social change in Canada.

Vital Signs 2016: Exploring connection to community and belonging in Canada

Written By: Lee Rose
October 20, 2016

A new national Vital Signs report explores how a feeling of belonging to a community fosters a desire to give back.

Creating a new legacy: How Canadian nonprofit organizations can support reconciliation

Written By: Elisa Birnbaum
September 28, 2016

How can your nonprofit organization support reconciliation in Canada?

Toward Equality: How Canada’s social movements moved the needle on social change

Written By: Elisa Birnbaum
September 21, 2016

Part one in a three-part series outlining the history of social change in Canada.

A national charity census: Mark Blumberg's Snapshot of the Canadian Charity Sector

Written By: Andy Levy-Ajzenkopf
August 24, 2016

Mark Blumberg's Snapshot of the Canadian Charity Sector offers an insightful look at the Canadian charity sector.

Coding for good: The rise of charity hackathons

Written By: Susan Fish
April 13, 2016

Hackers might have a dubious reputation but increasingly, hackers are using their skills for public benefit.

Measuring impact, not administration: A primer on charity overhead

Written By: Susan Fish
February 10, 2016

We explore how donor perceptions about overhead affect the work of charities.

Charity Wars: The sector awakens

Written By: Andy Levy-Ajzenkopf
January 27, 2016

What does the new Liberal Government have in store for Canada's nonprofit sector?

Designing a new way of thinking: A new approach to solving social problems

Written By: Elisa Birnbaum
January 6, 2016

Find out how organizations are employing a new technique called design thinking to address social problems.

Not your mother's sector: How young changemakers are shaking up the nonprofit world

Written By: Susan Fish
September 30, 2015

We talk to the young people who are shaking up the traditional nonprofit sector.

Elections 2015: Outcomes for Canada’s charitable sector

Written By: Andy Levy-Ajzenkopf
September 9, 2015

With an election rapidly approaching, what are the possible outcomes for Canada's charitable sector?

Reinventing the wheel: Does Canada need more nonprofit organizations?

Written By: Susan Fish
August 5, 2015

With more than 85,000 charities in Canada, do we really need more? Or would we be better served to focus on partnership and collaboration?

Investing in the nonprofit sector: The Social Impact Bond makes its Canadian debut

Written By: Elisa Birnbaum
November 5, 2014

Social Impact Bonds are the latest social finance tool to catch the interest of the Canadian nonprofit sector. But are they all they're cracked up to be?

Vital Signs Reports: A tool for nonprofits to take the pulse of their community

Written By: Brock Smith
October 1, 2014

Has your community's Vital Signs report left you scratching your head and wondering how to put the data to good use?

Helping new nonprofits hatch: Incubation in the not-for-profit sector

Written By: Jodie Shupac
June 25, 2014

We explore how incubators are increasingly helping new nonprofits get off the ground.

Diversity 2020: 12 upcoming equity, diversity and inclusion trends and issues (Part 2)

Written By: Tana Turner
March 26, 2014

What equity, diversity and inclusion trends will we see heading into 2020?

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