Unit 3 | Explore Innovations

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Change the Game Academy

To get yourself situated, head over to Change the Game Academy (CtGA) and complete Advanced Techniques for Local Fundraising. This module describes 11 alternative, innovative funding models, indicates for which organizations they are suitable, and offer next steps to access the funding.

Note: Keep this page open and come back to go over the Canadian content. If you haven’t already made an account on Change the Game Academy, you will also be prompted to make one to access this module for free.

Canadian Content

Below (after the Next Steps section), find the Canadian content learning material for this unit, that builds off of the Change the Game Academy module you just completed. These materials aim to frame what you just learned within the Canadian context. 

After going through the content below, congrats! You have completed Unit 3: Explore Innovations.

Next Steps

The learning doesn’t stop here! Return to the Building Equity course overview page to see the other units in this series.


There are four videos to watch in this section. PDF versions of the presentations are below each video:

  1. Pursuing Earned Revenue introduces what this concept entails, specifically for Canadian charities.
  2. Innovative Finance explores the current state of innovations in the country.
  3. Social Enterprises in Canada defines and explores the model in context.
  4. On the Use of Blended Finance is an excerpt from a larger panel in which Susan Spronk (co-founder of the Blended Finance Project) provides an overview of current discussions and a few shortfalls.


Having gone through the Change the Game Academy material and watched the videos providing the Canadian context, work through the exercises outlined in the workbook.

This workbook asks you to reconsider a few advanced fundraising techniques and reflect on which would be the best fit for you and your organization, and why.