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What trends will impact charities and nonprofits in the first quarter of 2024?
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What trends will impact charities and nonprofits in the third quarter of 2023?

Climate crisis continues to create challenges, feds ramp up for elections, new EDI data is a wakeup call for white-led nonprofits.

Cathy Barr, Ph.D. & Emily Jensen

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Let's Imagine podcast EPISODE 10: Social finance & innovation

Over the last decade or so we have witnessed the rise of new ways for engaging in the betterment of communities by providing access to investment capital, creating public-private partnerships and expanding the range of possibilities for identifying solutions to complex social problems.

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Let's Imagine podcast EPISODE 9: Shifting power dynamics: equity, diversity and inclusion within the nonprofit sector

What are charities and nonprofits doing to advance equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) within their organizations? In this episode, we dig into the findings from a new study which provides key insights into our sector’s commitment to EDI.

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New study on equity, diversity and inclusion a wakeup call for white-led nonprofit organizations

Charities and nonprofits contribute to addressing some of the most pressing social and economic inequities. But having a social mission doesn’t mean an organization is intentionally and meaningfully incorporating equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) principles into its work. This is especially true if the organization is small, its leadership is white, and its mission isn’t related to EDI.

Cathy Barr, Émilie Pontbriand, David Lasby

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Let's Imagine Podcast EPISODE 8: Governance & trust

The last few years have seen some media reports that have called our sector’s governance into question - whether justified or not. A few organizations have been under scrutiny for their governance practices - WE Charity is an example, Hockey Canada another, and more recently, The Trudeau Foundation.

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Let's Imagine podcast EPISODE 7: How the lack of core funding is impacting 2SLGBTQIA+ organizations

Not being able to count on reliable funding impacts organizational health, capacity and resilience, which in turn negatively impacts the quality of services organizations can offer their community, but also the employment conditions of nonprofit workers, and the long-term sustainability of their organizations.

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