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The Early Alert Newsletter

The Giving Report: A Year Defined by Inflation Intensifies Long-Standing Threats To The Sector

CanadaHelps has released its sixth annual report exploring the state of the charitable sector. It dives into 10 challenges that the sector is facing right now, from declining donations and rising inflation to staff burnout. It then looks at solutions and what Canadians can do to support the sector today.



Charitable status – lost and found – in 2022

A little more than three years since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, data is starting to become available that sheds light on how it has impacted charities, and notably about how many charities have closed due to the public health crisis and related economic turmoil. This article for The Philanthropist examines 2022 data on charitable status revocations, including voluntary revocations from organizations that have decided to stop operations, for insights.



Core funding impact story: Developing Young Leaders of Tomorrow Today

According to Candies Kotchapaw, Founder and Executive Director, a lack of core funding means that “there is a replication of precarious and impoverished economic conditions – the same conditions that the organization was created to dismantle are being experienced within the organization.”



From the archives - Voices of the sector: Remarks from the nonprofit sector on digital innovation

Every sector experienced some form of disruption during the pandemic due to the exponential growth of technological adoption. While the nonprofit sector contributes more than 8% to Canada’s GDP, the sector has the country’s largest gap in the adoption and use of digital technologies. To better understand the needs of nonprofits and charities, Imagine Canada conducted stakeholder interviews on four main areas: technology, funding, staffing and capacity, and advocacy.






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