This agenda outlines key policy and research priorities along with ongoing and emerging issues that will guide CCVO’s policy and research work for the coming year. It should be viewed as a living document, as the critical issues impacting the sector are anything but static.
CCVO’s 2013 Alberta Nonprofit Survey report is out! We now have five years’ worth of data in areas that speak to the health and experience of Alberta’s nonprofits – areas such as revenues, operating costs, demand for programs and services, and future expectations.
This year’s survey explores a handful of additional topics, including operating reserves and capital campaigns, advocacy, Alberta’s Social Policy Framework, and the elimination of two provincial programs.
On June 26th CCVO and Propellus (formerly Volunteer Calgary) initiated an online survey of Calgary and area nonprofit organizations designed to get an initial sense of how the local nonprofit sector has been affected by the recent flood disaster.
We have now released the report based on this survey. While this is not based on a representative sample of Calgary and area nonprofits, it begins to paint a picture of the needs and experiences of local organizations.
The CCVO Alberta Nonprofit Survey takes an annual snapshot of the health and experience of Alberta’s nonprofits and charities. Originally titled the Economic Climate Survey of Alberta’s Nonprofits and Charities, these surveys were initiated in 2009 to gauge the impact of the global recession on Alberta’s nonprofit sector. The survey captures information on the financial health, demand for services, staffing and future economic outlook of organizations.
The nonprofit sector, for all its immense contributions to our communities, is a difficult sector to fully understand. With thousands organizations providing services to virtually every Albertan, billions of dollars in revenues, 2.5 million volunteers and more than 100,000 employees, the nonprofit sector is a foundational component of the province’s social and economic infrastructure.
A review of findings from the spring 2011 economic climate survey.
A report based on CEO Katherine van Kooy’s study trip to the UK in October 2010.
CCVO’s In Brief #8 examines common misconceptions about the nonprofit sector, regarding the perception that there are “too many” nonprofits and charities in Alberta.
Report of findings from the May 2010 Calgary Chamber of Voluntary Organizations economic climate survey.
CCVO in conjunction with other Alberta nonprofit leaders is pleased to release the results of the province-wide online survey the Impact of the Current Economic Climate on Alberta’s Nonprofits and Charities. This province-wide snapshot indicates early signs of reductions in earned income, corporate donations and sponsorship, and donations of stock.
In 2005 CCVO conducted an exploratory study of Calgary’s voluntary sector Strength Under Stress: A Portrait of Calgary’s Voluntary Sector began to build our understanding of the experience of local voluntary organizations, complementing other national studies.
Towards a Better Understanding of Our Complex Environment: An Environmental Scan for the Calgary Voluntary Sector
This recent environmental scan was prepared to inform CCVO’s strategic planning work. We recognize a value that extends beyond its original intent, following a growing number of requests to share its contents with the sector.
This In Brief examines the evolution of the HR Issue from a concerning to a critical situation impacting Alberta’s Voluntary Sector.
In partnership with nonprofit organizations, Statistic Canada has conducted a number of studies on key characteristics of the voluntary sector. This In Brief describes three resources that provide great contextual information to help your efforts to inform supporters, staff and volunteers.
This study explores the strengths and challenges of voluntary sector organizations in Calgary and is a snapshot of their capacity to address the issues and contribute to the quality of life in our community. The study, undertaken in 2005, complements national level studies.
CCVO’s first position paper that identifies connections between social and economic development, and the value of partnerships between public, private and voluntary sectors to maintain a high quality of life. Published September 2005.