Canadian Centre for Nonprofit Digital Resilience
Helping nonprofits thrive in a tech-driven world
We’re for a digitally-enabled nonprofit sector, where Canada’s diverse nonprofits use data and tech to advance their mission and multiply their impact
A Holistic Approach
We help nonprofits adopt new technologies
The effective use of technology combined with strong digital leadership and capacity can help nonprofits reach their clients and funders more easily. But nonprofits that want to make the digital leap find themselves with only limited and uncoordinated support.
The Canadian Centre for Nonprofit Digital Resilience exists to bridge this gap.
Assessment: Take the free Tech Accelerate technology assessment.
Courses and Certificates: Enroll in online courses leading to Professional Certifications. Learn the Fundamentals of OCAP®.
Software: Access free/discounted software and courses from TechSoup Canada.
Data practices: Implement PolicyWise’s Data Lifecycle and Demographic Datapedia and Common Approach to Impact Measurement’s standards. Learn about OCAP® and Information Governance from First Nations Information Governance Centre.
Fundraising: Access fundraising solutions for charities from CanadaHelps and Grant Connect.
Executive and board director training: Contact us for customized Digital Leadership training.
Grantee capacity-building: Invest in your grantees’ digital resilience through our six-month Nonprofit Tech Readiness Program for cohorts of up to 20 nonprofits. Our proven methodology combines training, one-on-one coaching, and project-specific support. Cohorts can be focused by geography, organizational mission, or anticipated technology project.
Application Review: Engage the Technology Review Desk to assess technology projects/technology components of grant applications to make informed decisions and good investments.
Access resources for funders on How to Fund Nonprofit Tech from Technology Association of Grantmakers.
Research: See CanadaHelps’ Report Are Canada’s Charities Ready for Digital Transformation? and Observatoire Québécois des inégalités Report on the Digital Transformation of Quebec’s nonprofits. From the US, A Responsibility to Rebuild offers insights on how to invest in digital infrastructure.
Jurisdictional Scan: See Catalyst in the UK and Digital Transformation Hub in Australia.
Digital Equity: See NTEN’s Equity Guide for Nonprofit Technology and CIRA’s Report Unconnected.
Contact us for policy-ready research and funding program design support.
Help Us Support Canada’s Nonprofits
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The Centre’s founding organizations share technical expertise, community roots, and a passion for helping nonprofits thrive.
How We Work
How We Approach Technology
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