Nonprofit Sustainability


There are many ways in which a nonprofit organization is inherently vulnerable. They rely on volunteers, funders, donors, and dedicated employees to grow and provide opportunities for services to be delivered or for expressive activities such as arts and sports to take place.

Article: Assessing the Benefits of Community Human Services
Authors: Anne Makhoul and Sherri Torjman, Caledon Institute for Social Policy (2012)
The study reveals that there is a lack of evaluative literature that clearly identifies the benefits of human service interventions by nonprofit organizations.

Discussion Paper: Nonprofit Pension Plans in Canada
In the spring of 2012 the Institute for Nonprofit Studies was asked by La Fédération acadienne de la Nouvelle-Écosse (FANE), to undertake a study of dedicated nonprofit pension plans in Canada and to prepare a discussion for use by the nonprofit sector in Nova Scotia. It has been posted here with their permission and with the desire that it will stimulate a vigorous discussion about nonprofit sector pensions, not only in Nova Scotia, but elsewhere.

Working Paper: Interagency, Network and Co-governance in the Child Care Sector
Authors: Guy Bellemare, Marcos Barros, and Louise Briand, université du Québec en Outaouais (2014)

Working Paper: Identifying Determinants of Implementation Success in a Program Adoption-based Sustainability Strategy - A case study of a small Alberta-based international development organization 
Authors: Sid Frankel and Harvy Frankel, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba (2011)

Working Paper: Building a Sustainable Culture in the Social Economy
Authors: Travis Gliedt and Paul Parker, University of Waterloo (2010)