Now, more than ever, governmental and non-profit organizations need to shed heavy, lengthy and mis-conceived processes and find more effective ways to get important things done.
TradeStorm 2006: "Strategies and Tactics for Sustainability of Non-Profit Organizations" took place last week, organized by NewPath Network and hosted by Rotman Nexus. It brought together NGOs, not-for-profits and charities with professionals servicing that sector, to discuss such concepts as: social enterprise, business intelligence, social capital funding and SROI (Social Return on Investment). These are clearly burning issues, in these days of fickle and dwindling government funding: the conference unexpectedly reached capacity several days in advance. Busy people took time out from their tireless work to spend an afternoon and evening together: thinking new thoughts, stretching the boundaries of how things "should be done", and making important new connections.
Proceedings from the conference have not been posted yet, but they're coming, so check the website in the next week or two to see what you missed.
Who knows what will come of the seeds sown here? Check in again this time next year - but do it early, so you can get a seat!