Tag: public benefit


Four reasons the nonprofit sector needs a new name

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Sep 2017

Four reasons the nonprofit sector needs a new name

Civil society, social economy, the voluntary sector, the third sector, the nonprofit sector, the charitable sector… These are some of the terms used to describe nonprofit organizations collectively, yet these names don’t fully capture all that the sector is and does in serving communities. The nonprofit sector in Canada is one of the fastest growing sectors in the Canadian economy. Virtually every Canadian is connected...

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Developing Big Data Analysis for Public Benefit

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Jun 2016

Developing Big Data Analysis for Public Benefit

Big data is a term for “datasets whose size is beyond the ability of typical database software tools to capture, store, manage, and analyze.” [1] The world now has the capacity to use big data for a range of applications. In the nonprofit sector, as well as within government, we are in the early stages of exploring the uses of big data for our work in...

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