Tag: community benefit


How the social procurement movement enhances nonprofit sector revenue and impact

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Oct 2017

How the social procurement movement enhances nonprofit sector revenue and impact

Thank you to Imagine Canada for permission to repost this article. We definitely know the tide is turning when industry leaders like Mitchell Cohen, the President of the Daniels Corporation, encourages the private sector to “climb aboard the social procurement train”. (Globe & Mail, June 14, 2017) As with any business, increasing sales opportunities is a critical factor for success. But for social enterprises (1), additional sales translate into more than just increased...

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Postcards from the collaborative economy

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Aug 2017

Postcards from the collaborative economy

In the nonprofit sector, we often seem to be fighting uphill battles trying to combat poverty and exclusion, addictions and mental illness, climate change, racism, political disengagement and many other challenges in our communities without the sense that we are making real progress against “the system.” As we work to support our community members’ access to jobs, food, and housing, and their exercise of rights,...

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To scale or not to scale?

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Apr 2016

To scale or not to scale?

The following is some early thinking from the ONN on the issue of scaling — why and how it’s done, some challenges and areas of concern, and a call to embrace a network approach. We welcome your insights, feedback, and any examples of scaling that you feel we could learn from. Is this really the question? It’s a complicated issue not least of which is...

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