Imagine Canada and The Philanthropist Journal are excited to partner in advance of the 2023 Budget Coalition meetings to provide participants with a curated reading list that connects to the driving force behind this event, and some lessons learned that are shaping this work. We hope the content and perspectives provoke and inspire you to start conversations with other participants and dive deeper into critical topics.
Start your pre-coalition reading journey here with Imagine Canada’s recent analysis of the sector’s 300+ pre-budget asks for 2023, Imagine’s reaction to the Federal Budget 2023 and this collection below.
SUMMARY: How should nonprofit organizations (charities or otherwise) respond to changing political environments, leverage digital tools, maximize their impact on policy change, and assert themselves
From neighbourhood efforts to improve employment to national efforts to tackle climate change, non-profit organizations in Canada are increasingly turning to the science of networks to inform the way they structure themselves, who they engage with, the actions they take, and the way they determine and measure success.
How do we ensure the sector has a significant voice in affecting public policy? New research shines a light on the sector’s advocacy efforts, the related challenges, and the structures needed to make that advocacy both broad-based and nimble.
This article looks at what we mean by good policy, some pitfalls that commonly interfere with the development of good policy by nonprofit organizations, and methods that can help organizations to minimize or avoid these pitfalls altogether.