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5th Charitable Giving Report by Blackbaud
Overall and online fundraising trends by sector and organization size; The impact mobile giving is making on online fundraising; How #GivingTuesday is dramatically shaping year-end fundraising

 

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Sustainability planning: Spending money to make money. Just as every nonprofit is unique and complex, how to achieve a truly sustainable organization mirrors this complexity and also differs dramatically from one organization to the next.  This article presents the approach at Imagine Canada.
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Demystifying Impact Investing, Jana Svedova, Alfonso Cuyegkeng et James Tansey, Centre for social innovation and impact investing - Sauder School of Business – UBC, April 2014, 23p. The purpose of this report is to evaluate the size, scope and scale of the impact investment sector.

icon pds site SVX Pre-Flight
ISVX Pre-Flight is an intensive six-week business acceleration program for companies that create a social or environmental benefit as an integral part of what they do. It draws on the skills and expertise available through the MaRS Discovery District and its partners to provide workshops and one-to-one mentorship to fast-track impact ventures. Participants learn in depth about due diligence and are provided support to refine their pitches and investor relations materials. 

icon pds site The Chantier de l’économie sociale Trust
The Trust provides loans with a 15-year capital repayment moratorium. This quasi-patient capital is designed to support enterprises' operations and contribute to their real estate investments in order to help them develop new activities. The Trust invests exclusively in social economy enterprises, especially non-profit organizations and cooperatives with under 200 employees.

icon pds site Le Réseau d'investissement social du Québec (RISQ) 
The RISQ ("Social Investment Network of Quebec") provides adapted financing for social economy enterprises in the start-up, consolidation, expansion, or restructuring phase. Its two main areas of focus are capitalization and technical assistance. It also provides pre-start-up product for budding entrepreneurs (Web Site in French only).

icon pds site Chantier de l'économie sociale
The Chantier de l’économie sociale is committed to building a plural economy that aims to produce returns for the community and protect the common good,  in function of communities' needs and aspirations. Social economy enterprises are collectively controlled, and contribute to ensuring the ongoing economic, social and cultural vitality of communities.

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HiveWire and the Centre for Social Innovation are proud to present the 2015 Crowdfunding Guide for nonprofits, charities and Social Impact Projects. With insights gained from examining over 27K nonprofit crowdfunding campaigns, this comprehensive guide will help your nonprofit or charity in the journey for crowdfunding success.

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Funding for community projects for children is now available.
icon pds site Centre for Social Innovation - Community Bond
The Community Bond is an innovation in social finance that allows a nonprofit or charity to leverage its community of supporters to pursue its mission, build its resiliency, and create more vibrant communities.

This is THE question that concerns all organizations, and there are no simple answers. 

However, deploying innovative practices, adopting best practices and diversifying revenue sources are all part of the solution. This solution must evolve constantly to adapt to an increasingly complex economic reality.