Date & Time: May 20, 2020 | 12:00pm – 1:00pm Location: Online via Zoom Who should attend: executive directors, senior leaders, board members, government representatives, not-for-profit partners, funders, and supporters Cost: FREE
Gain clarity around the current challenges not-for-profits are facing due to COVID-19
Join us for a virtual presentation of the results of the BC Nonprofit Impact Survey.
Over 1100 not-for-profits throughout the province completed the survey to share how the COVID-19 crisis has impacted their organization and what types of supports would help them continue serving their communities. We will summarize the report findings and answer your questions. This is your opportunity to dive into the data and clarify some current common threads and challenges that are present in BC’s not-for-profit sector right now. Most importantly this data will provide critical data to funders, governments at all levels, donors, volunteers, and the sector as we begin to focus on recovering from this public health crisis.
Some of the key findings from the report include: • 74% of non-profits have experienced a decrease in funding • 68% have struggled to manage working from home • 95% report higher stress levels because of COVID • 15-19% of non-profits face closure and 23% feel they may not last more than 6 months
Alison Brewin is the Executive Director of Vantage Point, and current Vice-Chair of the Governance Committee of UBC’s Board of Governors. Her expertise lies in supporting small and medium-sized not-for-profits to build a shared understanding of effective organizational practices. Alison joined West Coast LEAF as their Interim Executive Director in 1999. As Legal Director and then Executive Director from 2001 to 2011, she led the organization’s work to advance women’s equality in BC. In that role, she facilitated community consultations and dialogue on complex social issues. Through her business Alison Brewin Consulting, she supported a broad range of organizations including, Vancity Community Foundation, BC Non-Profit Housing Association, Atira Women’s Resource Society, First United Church and many more. Alison designed and teaches “Canadian Approaches to Non-Profit Management” in SFU’s Non-Profit Management Certificate Program and is designing a new course on volunteerism and governance for that program.