This essential guide from Jenny Hodgson and Anna Pond advances models of community philanthropy that shift power. The report offers advice to foundations and other funders on how to be constructive players in this movement, and advice to community leaders as to what to ask of funders. This is a 2018 report, but still an MPNL favourite.This essential guide from Jenny Hodgson and Anna Pond advances models of community philanthropy that shift power. The report offers advice to foundations and other funders on how to be constructive players in this movement, and advice to community leaders as to what to ask of funders. This is a 2018 report that’s an MPNL favourite.

Only 5% of Canadians leave a charitable gift in their wills, far fewer than in the US or Australia. From the Canadian Association of Gift Planners and Environics Analytics, this is the first report (2020) that analyzes the reasons, misperceptions and barriers related to bequests in Canada – and how fundraisers and philanthropic advisors can encourage Canadians to be more generous.Only 5% of Canadians leave a charitable gift in their wills, far fewer than in the US or Australia. From the Canadian Association of Gift Planners and Environics Analytics, this is the first report (2020) that analyzes the reasons, misperceptions and barriers related to bequests in Canada – and how fundraisers and philanthropic advisors can encourage Canadians to be more generous.

The Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA) is a nonprofit best known for managing the .CA internet domain. It released research results showing that digital development in Canada is underfunded, piecemeal, ad hoc and unorganized despite stakeholders sharing many of the same goals.The Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA) is a nonprofit best known for managing the .CA internet domain. It issued a research report, Unconnected, in Oct. 2020, that shows that digital development in Canada is underfunded, piecemeal, ad hoc and unorganized, despite stakeholders sharing many of the same goals. It suggests potential actions to address and correct Canada’s digital underdevelopment.

Artificial intelligence is widely predicted to transform the nonprofit sector, but how? What actually is AI — and what is its potential and its potential problems? This paper from Aleks Berditchevskaia and Peter Baeck, of NESTA, a UK-based foundation, offers a readable overview of AI and how it can be used for problem-solving and large-scale, participatory projects. Artificial intelligence is widely predicted to transform the nonprofit sector, but how? What actually is AI — and what is its potential and its potential problems? This paper from Aleks Berditchevskaia and Peter Baeck, of NESTA, a UK-based foundation, offers a readable overview of AI and how it can be used for problem-solving and large-scale, participatory projects.

Millennials (born 1980-2000) are the largest, most diverse cohort in U.S. history, and their impact on philanthropy, activism and leadership in the nonprofit sector is already profound. In the absence of accessible, comprehensive Canadian data, we turn to this U.S. report from Achieve and the Case Foundation in 2020. It surveyed more than 150,000 Millennials over ten years, making it the largest body of data about this group.Millennials (born 1980-2000) are the largest, most diverse cohort in U.S. history, and their impact on philanthropy, activism and leadership in the nonprofit sector is already profound. In the absence of accessible, comprehensive Canadian data, we turn to this US report from Achieve and the Case Foundation in 2020. It surveyed more than 150,000 Millennials over ten years, making it the largest body of data about this group.

The Giving Report 2021, by CanadaHelps (April 2021), shows how and where online giving accelerated at record rates in 2020 even as total giving in Canada likely declined to 2016 levels. Produced in collaboration with Environics Analytics, the Giving Report includes trends, analysis and data from 1.1 million Canadians who donated via CanadaHelps.

This report by CanadaHelps.org contains new data and analyses showing that, while fewer Canadians are donating, online giving grew rapidly in 2017-2019. The annual report provides knowledge and insights to help Canadians understand the charitable sector and its impact on Canada.This report by CanadaHelps.org contains new data and analyses showing that, while fewer Canadians are donating, online giving grew rapidly in 2017-2019. The annual report provides knowledge and insights to help Canadians understand the charitable sector and its impact on Canada.

Are Charities Ready for Social Finance? is by Adam Jog, Imagine Canada (2020). This is the first survey (of more than 1,000 Canadian charities) about the barriers to engagement with social finance tools. It provides fresh insights for identifying those parts of the charitable sector likely to contain ready participants, those that will need assistance to engage, and those for which social finance is likely not a good fit.Are Charities Ready for Social Finance? is by Adam Jog, Imagine Canada (2020). This is the first survey (of more than 1,000 Canadian charities) about the barriers to engagement with social finance tools. It provides fresh insights for identifying those parts of the charitable sector likely to contain ready participants, those that will need assistance to engage, and those for which social finance is likely not a good fit.

"Navigating uncertainty: Building resilience in Canada's social sector," a report from PricewaterhouseCoopers, in English and French (Nov. 2020), provides nsights for recovery and interviews with 548 sector leaders who stress the need to invest in upskilling and digital, collaborative strategies. The business case for such investment is clear, but the focus is still on short-term risk. This PwC report is a checklist that will help boards to shift, empower and future fit their organizations.Navigating uncertainty, a report from PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), in English and French (Nov. 2020), provides insights for recovery and interviews with 548 sector leaders who stress the need to invest in upskilling and digital, collaborative strategies. The business case for such investment is clear, but the focus is still on short-term risk. This PwC report is a checklist that will help boards of directors to shift, empower and future fit their organizations.

After the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, in Canada, philanthropic foundations signed a Declaration of Action, but progress has been mixed since then. A 2019 report from Sharon Redsky (during a fellowship with the Association of Fundraising Professionals) assesses the challenges and suggests ways forward. Download here: http://www.afpinclusivegiving.ca/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/Sharon-Redsky-Final-Project.pdfAfter the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, in Canada, philanthropic foundations signed a Declaration of Action, but progress has been mixed since then. A 2019 report from Sharon Redsky (during a fellowship with the Association of Fundraising Professionals) assesses the challenges and suggests ways forward. Download here: http://www.afpinclusivegiving.ca/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/Sharon-Redsky-Final-Project.pdf.

Collaboration has become the new norm in philanthropy and among nonprofits, but as anyone who has tried to build collaborative, cause-related networks knows, it isn’t easy. This report from NPC (Consulting), in the UK, provides valuable recommendations and case studies of networking building that are applicable in Canada.Collaboration has become the new norm in philanthropy and among nonprofits, but as anyone who has tried to build collaborative, cause-related networks knows, it isn’t easy. Collaborating for a cause: How cause-related networks multiply the impact of philanthropy, a report from NPC (Consulting), in the UK, provides valuable recommendations and case studies of network building that are applicable in Canada.

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