Thank you to SPARC BC, we are able to add a new section to the 2015 update. SPARC BC has kindly agreed to ask the 5 volunteer centres 7 key questions about their thoughts on changes during the past 5 years in 7 key areas. Here are the questions and their insights. Click on each question to see what each volunteer centre thinks about the issue.
What has changed since 2009 in your relationships with your community, funders, other non-profits, and government (at all levels)?
What do you think is unique about your community and/or situation as compared to others?
How is your organization adapting to (or coping with) it?
What does your non-profit gain or hope to gain from participating in a regional, provincial or national non-profit network?
Has this expectation changed over the last 5 years? If so, how?
Has your fund raising (resource development) strategy and your funders strategy changed over the last five years?
Have the demographics of your community changes and are these changes reflected in your organization and its programs and services? If so, how?
Does your community have a “Community Foundation” and what relationship does your organization have or wish to have with it?
What is your organization’s relationship with local aboriginal or first nation’s organizations and has this changed over the last five years?