Mergers And Amalgamations In The Canadian Nonprofit And Charitable Sector

Abstract: Difficult times and an increasingly competitive charitable sector are forcing some nonprofits and charities to consider organizational changes and collaborations. For some, a merger, the most integrated form of cooperation, is the most appropriate option. Unfortunately, many nonprofit mergers are handled poorly and the costs of the merger are far greater than expected; the…

Fraud In Canadian Nonprofit Organizations As Seen Through The Eyes Of Canadian Newspapers, 1998-2008

Abstract: Canada has one of the largest and most vibrant nonprofit and voluntary sectors in the world. It accounts for 6.8 percent of the nation’s gross domestic product (GDP) and employs 12 percent of Canada’s economically active population. With the significant role nonprofit organizations play in Canadian life and the increasing demand for accountability in…

Editorial

Welcome to the new, online version of The Philanthropist. When The Philanthropist was established in the early 1970s, its goals were not dissimilar to those of today—to be a forum for ideas and discussion within and for the charitable and not-for-profit sector. However, a few things have changed over the almost four decades since the…

Vital Signs: Connecting Community Needs To Community Philanthropy In Canada

Program Director, Community Foundations of Canada, Ottawa, Ontariointr o duction canadian Community foundations are key supp orters of the charitable sector across the country, which is one of the largest in the world. A key challenge for philanthropy in this vibrant environment is how to sort through competing priorities, identify highly strategic opportunities for support,…