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Technological change is transforming traditional charity—both how it operates and what it does. Big data, crowdfunding and changing social norms present significant challenges and opportunities. How the nonprofit sector responds will reshape the landscape of charitable giving.

The wind power debate in Ontario tends to centre on health concerns and energy prices. But those aren't the only reasons many rural Ontarians are anti-wind. Can anything be done to win them over? 

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The Alberta government appears to be taking a page from Ontario history in its efforts to get the books back in balance. 

Brand loyalty still has meaning for the older generation, but younger donors increasingly want their dollars directed to granular causes. Meanwhile, the demand for tangible results is increasing and, perhaps paradoxically, high overhead and administration costs are raising the ire of donors.

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Fundraising is transforming. There are fewer donors giving more on average, and the younger generation increasingly prefers crowdfunded campaigns to traditional giving. What does the rise of the digital civil society mean for charity in Ontario?  

According to the Brookings Institution, suspending Twitter accounts used by ISIS significantly affects the radical militant group’s ability to spread its message on social media.

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CN Rail wants to build a 400-acre, $250-million rail distribution centre in Milton, a plan that’s at odds with the region’s growth management strategy. Because CN is a former Crown corporation, there’s nothing municipal, regional or provincial governments can do to stop it. 

Federal NDP leader Thomas Mulcair recently called Ontario’s capital “the most important city in Canada.” How often does politics reward courage? We’re about to find out.

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