Special Report: Nonprofit Leadership: The Way Ahead

Introduction The Editorial Board of The Philanthropist brings together a diverse group of people from the nonprofit sector. As educators, executive directors, legal counsel, financial advisors, and policy people, we are broadly representative of the sector. The Philanthropist is concerned with publishing articles that not only inform the work of the management and directors of…

The Moral High Ground: Perceptions of Wage Differentials Among Executive Directors of Canadian Nonprofits

Introduction There is a considerable, albeit inconclusive, literature on whether workers in the nonprofit sector are paid less than their counterparts in the private and public sectors. For example, a large national study in the U.S. showed positive and negative differentials for some occupations and industries, but no systematic differences that are sector wide (Leete,…

Thinking Globally? Canadian Foundations and Trends in International Philanthropy

Introduction Warren Buffet made headlines last year with his pledge to contribute the bulk of his fortune—US $31 billion—to the work of the Gates Foundation, thus creating the world’s largest foundation. Other major American foundations—Ford, Rockefeller, and Carnegie—are well known not only for their domestic activities but also for the many millions of dollars they…

Index to Volume 20 of The Philanthropist

PREPARED BY MAURA BROWN, MA Subject Index A ACCOUNTABILITY. Religious activities Religious persons and religious institutions 2006(Vol. 20, No. 2), pp. 87–89 ACCOUNTABILITY. Religious institutions Tort accountability for religious activities 2006(Vol. 20, No. 2), pp. 87–130 ADVANCEMENT OF RELIGION As a head of charity 2007(Vol. 20, No. 4), pp. 257–93 ADVANCEMENT OF RELIGION Head of…

Bookshelf

Charity Law and Social Inclusion: An International Study By Kerry O’Halloran Published by Routledge, New York. pp. 437, paper $44.95 REVIEWED BY BOB WYATT Executive Director, The Muttart Foundation, Edmonton, Alberta When most of us hear there’s a new book about charity law, our minds go immediately to Pemsel, Guaranty Trust, or Vancouver Society, or…