FuseSocial is conducting a survey looking at how the social-profit sector impacts the RMWB’s economy.
The organization is looking for different social profits, big or small, to answer a few questions which could lead to more fiscal support, improve attraction in the sector, while gaining ” a place at the table” for discussions with government, industry and business.
Director of Social Possibilities Paula Galenzoski tells Mix News the survey will show the sector’s true economic value to the region.
“So in any of our regional demographic reports or labour scans or anything put out to attract people to our community -it’s significantly focused on business and industry and the social profit sector is rarely, if ever, mentioned in that.”
Galenzoski notes the sector’s impact on the country’s GDP is over 8.1 per cent, while in Alberta there are over 9,000 registered charities with more than 400,000 full-time and part-time staff.
“So it’s really important that we raise the visibility and really give the picture that we do have significant influence and we can have significant influence on a lot of things.”
She adds the provincial government is already showing interest in the results.
“Some provincial networks of other organizations of similar to FuseSocial are looking at how they can also gather and use this kind of data because it will really give us a stronger voice.”
The survey has been opened since September and will continue to accept new questionnaires for several weeks.
Any social profits interested in taking the survey can do so on fusesocial.ca.
— MIX 103.7 News (@Mix1037FMNews) October 26, 2017