Making Your Fund-Raising Strategy Accessible

Look around folks! Most of Canada’s major cities are not longer predominantly Anglo-Saxon and never will be again. Toronto is one of the most dramatic examples. The diversity of cultures and races has turned Toronto into one of the most vibrant and exciting cities on the continent. These dramatic changes offer both a challenge and…

Recent Tax Developments

The 1990 Report of the Auditor-General: A Comment The 1990 Report of the Auditor General of Canada to the House of Commons devoted an entire chapter to the tax treatment of charities and nonprofit organizations. The chapter provides an interesting and comprehensive overview of the financial relationship of charities to Canadian society, complete with statistics….

From the Editor

We lead off a new volume with an “issues” issue. Jacquelyn Wolf has polled a number of influential charities and reports on their views of the main concerns facing the voluntary sector today. Identifying them is only the first step, and she pursues the question of how to organize for protection and progress. One issue…

The Philanthropist: Suggested Topics for Articles

Here are a number of topics that relate to Canadian charities. We invited volunteers to write articles on them. Anyone wishing to address one of these topics-or any other that may be of interest to the charitable sector-should get in touch with the Editor at the address shown on the inside front cover, or by…

Bookshelf

Managing the Non-Profit Organization: Principles and Practices By Peter Drucker Published by Harper Collins, New York, NY, 1990, pp. 235. When George Bush urged Americans to renew their society through a “thousand points of light”, he recognized and reinforced the importance of volunteer and non-profit activities in American society. For the leaders of these organizations,…

Viewpoint: Rethinking Charity: What Do We Owe Each Other?

The way in which we decide what qualifies as a charitable purpose deserves to be considered in the context of broader public policy rather than be confined, as it often is, to merely technical debates about the application of ancient definitions of charitable purpose to new situations. The numerous tax subsidies available to charities would…

Issues, Priorities and Structure of the Canadian Voluntary Sector

This article was developed from a presentation to the 1990 Spring Research Forum of Independent Sector and the United States Strategic Institute in Boston. This article examines the economic and political importance of the voluntary sector in Canada and discusses the lack of co-ordination of political effort by voluntary organizations, in spite of widely shared…

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