Charities invited to take part in survey
Charities and other “third sector stakeholders” have been invited to participate in a survey to determine how charities could best help those in need.
The call was put out after a research project revealed that many non-profit organisations needed more information to better understand the needs of the community.
The findings were outlined in two reports written by the Centennial Bermuda Foundation and released yesterday.
Anand Dholakia, a Baltimore-based researcher and co-leader of the project, said: “Covid-19 has heightened awareness of the critical role the third sector plays as a social safety net which is vital to community wellbeing.
“The crisis has forced third sectors worldwide to address unprecedented challenges and operate in brand new ways.
“This global moment has raised an opportunity for the Bermudian third sector to transform how it approaches its purpose.”
The research project was created to help determine what strategies the non-profit sector could use to tackle current and future problems, particularly in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.
One of the reports highlighted input from service providers, Government officials and other third sector workers taken from 26 hours worth of interviews.
The other report reviewed research on how the third sector had improved itself around the world and suggests ways that Bermuda’s third sector could do the same.
The third report will highlight suggestions from third sector stakeholders on how to run a “reimagined third sector” so that organisations can best serve the vulnerable groups within Bermuda while benefiting at the same time.
The survey will be released on March 22.
Stakeholders are encouraged to review the findings of the reports prior to participating in the survey.
Those who wish to sign up for the survey can do so here.