Evaluation: The Elusive Frontier

The purpose of this articles is to review some aspects of evaluation from a practical rather than a technical viewpoint, and to look at recent trends and some resulting challenges to successful evaluation from the perspective of a funder. There has been a lot of interest in evaluation lately, perhaps with some expectation that evaluation…

Boards As Agents of Change

This article was adapted from a presentation to a Voluntary Sector Management panel discussion at York University, North York, Ontario, in July, 1995. The author would like to thank Linda Morrison for helping her articulate her ideas in preparation for that panel. Over the past few years I have been privileged to serve on the…

Recent Legal Developments

Three recent decisions of the Ontario courts should be noted by charity trustees. Mutual Fund Investments by Trustees First, in Re Haslam and Haslam [(1994), 114 D.L.R. (4th) 562 (Ont. G.D.)] the issue was whether mutual funds should be held to be permissible trust investments under the Trustee Act [R.S.O. 1990, c. T-23]. They are…

From the Editor

The philanthropic sector of our society is changing rapidly for economic, social and political reasons. Contributors to this issue help us better to understand some of those reasons and prepare us to cope with change. Jane Burke-Robertson discusses creating a parallel foundation, as many hospitals have done over the years. Such an organization may promote stability…

Index to The Philanthropist Volume 12

Index to The Philanthropist Volume 12 Cite as (1994-5), 12 Philanthrop. No., pp. PREPARED BY CLAUDIA WILLETS, M.L.S. Subject Index A ACCOUNTING FOR NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS CICA Re-Exposure Draft 1994(Vo1.12,No.2), pp. 38-42. 1994(Vol.12,No.2), pp. 43-47. ALBERTA Charitable organizations. Fund-raising solicitation -Case comments 1994(Vol.12,No.2), pp. 36-37. ASSOCIATIONS. Europe Legal development: Legislative statutes 1995(Vol.12,No.4), pp. 45-57. B BIBLIOGRAPHIES…

Viewpoint: The Voluntary Sector in Canada’s New Social Contract: More Responsibility But No Voice?

“Viewpoint” offers a forum for personal opinion and does not necessarily reflect the views of the authors’ organizations. The Issues The federal government is reducing funding and considering other measures to restrict the advocacy activities of “interest groups”, which are primarily voluntary organizations. Some provincial governments are repeating the same themes. A significant effect of…

Establishing a Parallel Foundation: Why? Why Not? How?

This article was developed from “Fit To Be Tithed: Risks and Rewards for Charities and Churches”, a seminar offered by the Department of Continuing Legal Education of the Law Society of Upper Canada, Toronto, November 1994. Introduction In these times of donor fatigue and government cutbacks, a growing number of charitable organizations are considering whether…

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