Point / Counterpoint: Charitable Gaming: Is It Worth The Gamble?

Point : Don Bourgeois Charitable gaming is an important fundraising tool for charities. Since 1969, when charitable gaming was legalized in Canada, billions of dollars have been raised to support charitable activities in communities by registered charities, charitable organizations, and not-for-profit organizations with a charitable mandate, such as services clubs. Gaming as a fundraising tool…

Re: Point / Counterpoint On Social Enterprise Missed The Point

I am writing in response to The Philanthropist’s Point/Counterpoint entitled “Social Enterprise Is a Nice Idea, But It Is Not a Panacea that Justifies Rewriting Charity Law” (Vol 23, No 2, 2010). After reading the polite exchange between Bob Wyatt and Don Bourgeois, I was left feeling that both authors somehow missed the fundamental point of…

A Kaleidoscope Of Innovation: Designing Community Impact In The Waterloo Region

Introduction A new era of deep and widespread change across organizational sectors is developing as a result of increased cultural diversity, turbulent global economies, complex technologies, growing generational divides in the workforce, and broad changes in organizational structures and cultures. Dramatic shifts in the economic landscape are challenging the community sector2 to adapt and find…

The Road To Resilience: Working Together

This article was provoked by an invitation to speak at the Ontario Nonprofit Network conference in April 2010, inspired by what I heard at that conference, and informed by many thoughtful articles in recent issues of The Philanthropist. It was also shaped by my experience as the founder of Canadian Policy Research Networks, a nonprofit…

L’innovation Sociale Dans Le Contexte Du « Modèle Québécois »: Acteurs, Composantes Et Principaux Défis

Authors: Juan-Luis Klein, Jean-Marc Fontan, Denis Harrisson, et Benoît Lévesque1 Centre de recherche sur les innovations sociales (CRISES), Université du Québec à Montréal mots clés : Co-construction; Gouvernance; Économie sociale; Économie plurielle; Innovation sociale; Modèle québécois; Québecintr o duction ce texte vise à d onner un aperçu de l’appro che développée par le Centre de recherche…

Funding Social Innovation: How Do We Know What To Grow?

“… more people today have the freedom, time, wealth, health, exposure, social mobility, and confidence to address social problems in bold new ways. Supply is up; so is demand” (Bornstein, 2007, p. 7). Introduction Social innovations abound. In every Community, and perhaps in all times and places, human beings seek to solve problems. In doing…

Video: Frances Lankin

Frances Lankin’s reflections in this video, “reflections from the retiring executive director of the Toronto United Way,” Frances Lankin discusses the need to pull voices from different communities together to collectively work toward sustainable change. She addresses some of the major challenges facing communities: poverty and engaging youth. Lankin feels that the required changes need…