Data Strategy

The Alberta Nonprofit Data Strategy is a sector-wide collaborative initiative to build a knowledge-driven nonprofit sector. Access to timely, relevant information provides an important foundation to make evidence-based decisions. With the support of the Alberta Nonprofit Network and the Ministry of Culture and Status of Women, PolicyWise brought together over 25 data champions in 2019-2020 to collectively advance the sector’s strategic use of data. Continuing on this progress in 2020-2021, PolicyWise has begun to produce nonprofit and voluntary sector analyses, work to build sector capacity, and work towards a sector knowledge hub (download this document for further details).

 

Interested to receive ongoing communication about the Alberta Nonprofit Data Strategy? Complete the survey to tell us what you’re interested in.

The Edmonton Community Foundation, PolicyWise, and the Ministry of Culture, Multiculturalism, and Status of Women are jointly funding the Alberta Nonprofit Data Strategy to continue driving the sector forward through to 2023.

Have a question or want to get involved? Email info@policywise.com

New: Community Nonprofit Analysis, Second Quarter 2022
Rising Demands on Employees
 

This analysis is based on responses by community nonprofits surveyed by Statistics Canada across Canada. It introduces community nonprofit organizations’ outlook and their employee situation. This analysis focuses on employee struggles in the community nonprofit sector and plans for employee recruitment and retention.

Download the Community Nonprofits Q2 2022 Analysis 1-page summary.
Download Figures and Notes related to the analysis.

 

You can also click here to watch the video if it does not load above.

For questions about the content of this webinar, or to connect with Statistics Canada about your data questions, please contact Sarah Glover
at 
sarah.glover@statcan.gc.ca.

Using Statistics Canada General Social Statistics Data – Webinar

On June 21, 2022 PolicyWise and the Alberta Nonprofit Data Strategy hosted a webinar by Statistics Canada to share information on using the General Social Statistics Data. This session is the second in a learning series for Alberta nonprofits. This webinar covers:

  1. an overview of General Social Statistics program
  2. modernization initiatives
  3. Specific GSS Themes:
    1. Canadians and Work and at Home
    2. Families
    3. Giving, Volunteering and Participating

The presentation slides are available in both English and French

For questions about the data strategy and future events, contact info@policywise.com

Community Nonprofit Analysis, First Quarter 2022

The Alberta Nonprofit Data Strategy: Canadian Survey on Business Conditions, First Quarter 2022 analysis is based on responses by community nonprofits surveyed by Statistics Canada across Canada. It introduces community nonprofit organizations’ outlook, employee outlook, and planned work arrangements. This analysis discusses the current state of community nonprofits and how this state differs from the past. It tells a story on the impact of COVID-19 on the nonprofit sector over time and how the nonprofit sector experience differs from the private sector. As an emphasis, it discusses planned measures for nonprofit organizations’ recruitment and retention of employees.
 
Navigating Statistics Canada Nonprofit Data – Webinar

On March 22, 2022 PolicyWise and the Alberta Nonprofit Data Strategy hosted a webinar by Statistics Canada to share tips on how to navigate and use their data. This session is the first in a planned learning series for Alberta nonprofits. Through this webinar you will learn about:

  1. various data Statistics Canada holds that can inform the nonprofit sector
  2. how to better navigate the Statistics Canada website.

The presentation slides are available here. They also contain practice questions so you can get familiar with looking for data on the Statistics Canada website.

For questions about the data strategy and future events, contact info@policywise.com

You can also click here to watch the video if it does not load above.

For questions about the content of this webinar, or to connect with Statistics Canada about your data questions, please contact Sarah Glover at sarah.glover@statcan.gc.ca.

Community Nonprofit Analysis, Fourth Quarter 2021

The Alberta Nonprofit Data Strategy: Canadian Survey on Business Conditions, Fourth Quarter 2021 analysis is based on responses by community nonprofits surveyed by Statistics Canada across Canada. It introduces community nonprofits’ organization outlook, employee outlook, and past and planned measures for the COVID-19 pandemic. This analysis discusses the current state of community nonprofits and how this state differs from the past. It tells a story on the impact of COVID-19 on the nonprofit sector over time and how the nonprofit sector experience differs from the private sector.

Community Nonprofit Analysis, Third Quarter 2021

The Alberta Nonprofit Data Strategy: Canadian Survey on Business Conditions, Third Quarter 2021 analysis is based on responses by community nonprofits surveyed by Statistics Canada across Canada in July to August of 2021. It introduces community nonprofits’ organization outlook, employee outlook, and past and planned measures for the COVID-19 pandemic. This analysis discusses the current state of community nonprofits and how this state differs from the second quarter of 2021.

The Alberta Nonprofit Data Strategy: Canadian Survey on Business Conditions, Second Quarter 2021 analysis is based on responses by community nonprofits surveyed by Statistics Canada across Canada in April to May of 2021. It introduces community nonprofits’ organization outlook, employee outlook, and past and planned measures for the COVID-19 pandemic. This analysis discusses the current state and future directions of community nonprofits during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Registered Charity Analysis (2015-2018) with notes!

 

 

 

 

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