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Charitable Contributions in the OECD-A Tax Study By Sheila Arvin McLean, Rona Kluger and Robert Henrey In collaboration with the member firms of Coopers & Lybrand (International) Published by INTERPHIL, 701 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, Virginia, 22314-2045, U.S.A., 1990, pp. 173, US $35 REVIEWED BY COLIN GRAHAM Ernst & Young Modern charity law, with its…

Viewpoint

Evaluating Charities: The Better Business Bureau The expansion of the charitable sector over the past two decades has frequently been noted. Revenue Canada had about 35,000 registered charities on file in 1974, over 55,000 by 1986. While over half of these are religious organizations, that sector of charitable world is growing much less quickly than…

A Response to “A Better Tax Administration in Support of Charities”

This article has been developed from the author’s submission to the Minister of National Revenue. For additional responses, readers should review also (1991), 10 Philanthrop., No. 2, pp. 20-27. The Department is to be commended for its recent Discussion Paper entitled “A Better Tax Administration in Support of Charities”. The issues discussed and the tone…

Competitive Fund-Raising Strategies

“Competition” is no longer a word reserved for the private sector. In the midst of economic recession and government cutbacks, 65,000 Canadian charities face stiff competition for the $4 billion contributed annually from non-government sources as well as more than $12 billion in volunteer labour.1 How can charities gain a competitive edge in what James…

From the Editor

Money and the control of money are our themes in this number. How to get money always perplexes the charity, and Ian McCuaig runs through the standard and perhaps some less standard techniques, with a call for renewed energy in difficult times. Sorting out the people who come calling for money is becoming increasingly difficult…