Analyzing the Applicant’s Financial Statements: A Grantors’ Introduction

This article has been developed from a presentation to The Canadian Centre for Philanthropy’s Fourth Grantors’ Conference for Foundations on June 17. 1986, in Toronto. The authors wish to acknowledge the contribution to this article of the late George Blodgett. Whether they were established to further the cause of the arts, social services, medical research,…

Factors in the Success and Failure of Non-Profit Organizations

While much has been written on the performance of profit-oriented organi­zations, little is available on the non-profit organization. This paper discusses the relationship between various organizational attributes and measures of performance in 32 Canadian non-profit associations. The research was con­ducted as part of a week-long workshop for The Canadian Institute for Organ­ization Management in London,…

Foundation Management in Transition

This paper has been developed from a presentation to The Canadian Centre for Philanthropy’s Fourth Grantors’ Conference for Foundations on June 17, 1986, in Toronto. Introduction It has been my privilege over the years to manage both large and small organizations in business, government, education and philanthropy. As I have sought to place this experience…

The Role of the Voluntary Sector in Developing and Monitoring Social Legislation: A Case History

Introduction In April 1984, Canada entered a new era in its treatment of young offenders. The Young Offenders Act became law, replacing the Juvenile Delinquent Act of 1908. The new Act represents a major change, both in values and approach, to the field of juvenile justice. Demonstrating a change in fundamental prin­ciples, it moves away…

Recent Tax Developments

Amendments to the Income Tax Act Bill C-23, an Act to amend the Income Tax Act and a related Act, was passed in the House of Commons on December 17, 1986. This Bill covered the budget provisions of February 26, 1986 as well as other changes announced by the government prior to October 31, 1986….

From the Editor

In this issue, we continue our “return to the basics” in two articles. First, Barbara Doherty offers advice to lawyers on how to organize the practice to take into account the unique requirements of non-profit corporations. Second, our regular contributor Laurence Murray and Sally Farr of The Trillium Foundation describe in detail how grantors can…

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