This Resilience 2020 Project

Our ability to function effectively as a charitable sector, tackle our priorities and engage our communities in the new realities of the COVID-19 world, is evolving on a week-to-week basis. We are all learning how to best approach these uncertain times. It is also clear that different organizations are at different stages of transition. And just like the solutions that are being used to contain the spread of COVID-19, which hinge on community cooperation, we firmly believe it is essential to tap that same spirit of cooperation amongst the Canadian charitable non-profit community.

In the spirit of cooperation, the Resilience 2020 Project has been created to seek input from Canadian charitable non-profit sector representatives to share experiences, their challenges, their perceptions and insights on how to best move forward in the short term and beyond. We are looking for your input and share your experiences and best practices to help as many organizations adapt and prosper.

In the months ahead, we will be asking questions, facilitating discussions, and reporting back on an ongoing basis, to help provide perspectives, best practices and highlight pitfalls to avoid.

To get an idea of the landscape of perspectives, we are starting off with a series of high-level, open-ended questions. Your responses will guide the range of future topics that will be explored in detail. This week’s questions are:

  1. What should Canada’s charitable non-profit sector be currently doing to adapt to the short-term COVID-19 challenges?
  2. What should Canada’s charitable non-profit sector be doing over the next 2 to 4 months to prepare for the new realities as we gradually transition out of the COVID-19 restrictions?
  3. What should Canada’s charitable non-profit sector be doing to prepare for life after concerns about the pandemic have diminished?

Feel free to cover a range of topics within our sector, such as strategies, training, stewardship and governance issues. Our survey will remain open until this Friday May 8th at 5:00 pm (EST). Look for a summary of the results posted shortly after that.

The Resilience 2020 Project is a joint initiative between The Goldie Company, a leading consulting company focusing on the charitable and non-profit sector, and Empirical Assessment Solutions, a group of recognized experts specializing in understanding people’s experiences, perceptions and opinions.

Thank you for your time and participation.