What Organizational Capacities are Needed to Address the Issue of Violence against Women?
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What Organizational Capacities are Needed to Address the Issue of Violence against Women?

By Charles Lusthaus and Efrat Shemesh Violence against women remains a significant issue in Canada. In July 2013, the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives published a report titled The Gap in the Gender Gap: Violence Against Women in Canada, which notes that the percentage of women who experience violence is unclear due to a lack … Continue reading

Non-Profit Organizations – Think Business Model Before You Sink
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Non-Profit Organizations – Think Business Model Before You Sink

By Charles Lusthaus and Mariane Arsenault About a year ago, the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) asked Universalia to help them explore alternative ways of thinking about resource mobilization for think tanks in developing countries. In recent years, resource mobilization has become a huge challenge for non-profit research institutions, as funding has decreased while competition … Continue reading

The Importance of Ongoing Self-Assessment for Networks
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The Importance of Ongoing Self-Assessment for Networks

Networks are proliferating in all organizational communities. This is particularly true in the non-profit sector. Non-profit and governmental organizations experiencing the pinch of scarce resources – and yet still striving to accomplish mandates with broad impact and deep social relevance – increasingly realize that they can only do so in concert with like-minded others. Therefore, … Continue reading