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What trends will impact charities and nonprofits in the second quarter of 2024?
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Six steps to assess the fortitude of your organizational processes

A step-by-step guide to use Imagine Canada's publicly-available standards to stabilize your organization. As consultants, we work with charities and companies to design organizational improvements. While collaborating with a nonprofit recently, we realized that the biggest opportunity to strengthen the sustainability of the organization was to focus on structure and decision making.

Cathy Lewis (Guest Author)

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The Two Faces of Charity

The caring, the benevolent, the lovers of humankind: these are charities and nonprofits. Here to make the world a better place. Missions positioned as righteous and superior. Visions large and lofty. With a saviour complex sadly in high gear, they feel heroic, even honourable in their work. But the rose-tinted glasses they wear blur their vision.

Nneka Allen, CFRE (Guest Author)

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Advocacy Crash Course: Your voice matters...and yes, it does create change

Government is moving extremely fast, creating legislation and programs to help Canadians get through the pandemic. (A reminder that we are tracking all announcements implicating the sector). So you might be asking yourself: is my voice relevant right now? Is it even possible to be heard? 

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Innovation through crisis: Q&A with Alberta Blue Cross

In a time when caring for communities is so essential, Alberta Blue Cross—a not-for-profit organization with a deep commitment toward social responsibility—has become the latest company to receive the Imagine Canada Caring Company Certification.

Émilie Pontbriand & Tawanda Chirenda

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Sector Stories: How 7 nonprofits are changing their programs due to COVID-19

COVID-19 has impacted charities across the country as they try to pursue their missions amidst dual health and economic crises. Our research shows that 42% of charities have created new programs and 54% have transitioned in-person programs online since the beginning of the pandemic.

Emily Jensen

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Sector stories: 4 ways that COVID-19 is impacting nonprofit operations

Two months into the pandemic in Canada, the implications of the dual economic and health crises are coming into foocus.

Emily Jensen

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