New York City - Crowdfunding has become somewhat of a revelation for creative and business-savvy types all around the globe over the past few years. The amount of collective funds raised worldwide via crowdfunding platforms has nearly doubled year over year recently; jumping from an estimated $1.5 billion in 2011, to $2.7 billion in 2012, all the way up to $5.1 billion in 2013.
By Joyce Hsu, Communications Coordinator, TechSoup Canada
Technology advances at such a rapid pace that it becomes hard for you, the hardworking nonprofit, to determine which tools are good, long lasting solutions - especially when you already don’t have the time to keep up with the latest technologies.
The room buzzing with energy and curiosity, last month’s Turnout Torontoevent felt somewhat reminiscent of a middle school science fair. Held January 14 in the CSI Annex Lounge, Turnout Toronto—aptly named, with over 500 people in attendance—was indeed intended as a kind of civic engagement fair, an innovative opportunity for CSI members and non-members alike to get acquainted with a diverse range of local advocacy and civic engagement groups.
On March 22nd, CSI will officially be 10 years old! It’ll be 10 years from the date we incorporated the Centre for Social Innovation. As you likely know, it’s been one heck of a ride since, and we have many of you to thank for that!
It can be as big as a 250-foot mural, as small as a painting on a nondescript utility box, and as ephemeral as a mob of “gangsters” descending on a subway car to play ukuleles for unsuspecting morning commuters.
sector is a driver of the economy with over 55,000 organizations creating $50
billion in economic impact for the province, and employing 600,000 people. The
nonprofit sector is a key way for Ontarians to help shape their province.