Effective Performance: Guidelines for Not-For-Profits

Introduction The effects of not-for-profit organizations (NFPs) on our daily lives are immense. Their importance demands that we take notice that many NFPs-from hospitals to environmental groups, from school boards to trade associations, and from large volunteer organizations to small self-help groups-are facing tight economic times, and are grappling with the question of what they…

Endowment Funds and the Community Foundation

Introduction Endowments are a funding mechanism whose time has come. The stimuli to create endowments are coming from both sides of the funding equation. Charitable service agencies, whose traditional funding sources (government, corporations or private individuals) are in decline, are turning to endowments to reduce the stress and anxiety of annual appeals. Donors are increasingly…

Privatization and the Delivery of Personal Social Services: Is the Voluntary Board of Directors Up To the Task?

Presented to the Sixth Conference on Social Welfare Policy, St. John’s, Newfoundland, June 27-30, 1993. Introduction Purpose The purpose of this paper is to examine, within the framework of privatization by government, some of the traditional functions expected to be undertaken by boards of directors of voluntary social welfare organizations. This study focuses on the…

Buddy Can You Spare $100?

This article has been developed from a presentation to the Canadian Bar Association-Ontario/Law Society of Upper Canada seminar “Media and Communication” in April 1993. This paper, an examination of sections 206 and 207 of the Criminal Codel and their application to “legal” lotteries, could just as easily be entitled “Buddy, Could You Spare a Few…

Museum Profits From A Reproductions Shop

This article was developed from a paper presented at the International Congress of The World Federation of Friends of Museums, Treviso, Italy, June 2, 1993. Responding to a request from the Board of Trustees, volunteers have established a reproduction program at the Royal Ontario Museum of Toronto, Canada. Perhaps the success of this undertaking may…

Recent Legal Developments

The last issue of the Philanthropist contained a brief discussion of the Manitoba Law Reform Commission’s Report on Non-Charitable Purpose Trusts (1992). British Columbia’s Law Reform Commission has also produced a Report on the subject and, like Manitoba it recommends substantial reform of the current law. There already exists some reform in this area, through…

From the Editor

We open a new volume of The Philanthropist on a different footing: quarterly if possible, but not necessarily quarterly. In the early years under founding editor Bertha Wilson and her successor Mary Louise Dickson it was the journal’s policy to publish “sporadically”, whenever a sufficient number of quality articles had been submitted. ยท In the…