From the Editor

This issue has something for everyone. Those who are responsible for the development and implementation of policy in non-profit organizations will be interested in W.H. Hurlburt’s dis­cussion of Alberta’s new statute governing non-profit corporations. The Alberta approach is yet another in the continuing attempts of governments to regulate non-profits effectively and appropriately. Another continuing problem,…

Bookshelf

The Heartbeat of a Trust-Fifty Years of the Sir Donabji Tata Trust By R.M Lata Published by Tata McGraw-Hill Publishing Company Limited, New Delhi, India REVIEWED BY SHEHERAZADE HIRJI Member, Law Society of England and Wales In the Western world a pessimistic image of both human development and social and economic growth in the Third…

The Charity Commissioners for England and Wales

In Canada, the registration of charities is the responsibility of Revenue Canada, Taxation Division, whereas in the United Kingdom, or more specifically England and Wales, this role falls to a body known as the Charity Commissioners. The Charities Act, 1960, sets out the constitution of the Charity Commissioners and replaces the Charitable Trusts Act of…

INTERPHIL, the International Standing Conference on Philanthropy

INTERPHIL, the International Standing Conference on Philanthropy, is an international umbrella organization for the voluntary sector. It was founded in 1969 in Evian, France and currently has its headquarters in the United Kingdom. There are two Canadian directors, Donald Rickerd, president of the Donner Canadian Foundation, who is the present chairman, and Colin Graham, a…

Towards a Reformed Non-Profit Corporations Statute!

1. Introduction Alberta Bill 54 of 1987, the Volunteer Incorporations Act. will regulate the incorporation and operation of Alberta non-profit corporatiOns. It was introduced in the Alberta Legislature in June 1987, given first reading, and allowed to stand over for comment. The Legislature is expected to enact a revised version when legislative time can be…

European Convention on the Recognition of the Legal Personality of International Non-Governmental Organizations

Convention opened for signature in Strasbourg on April 24, 1986. (European Treaty Service (ETS) No. 124) Introduction The beneficial role played by voluntary and non-profit bodies is recognized in practically all countries of the world today. The freedom of peaceful assembly and the freedom of association with others are fundamental human rights. The legal status and…

Viewpoint: Generally Accepted Accounting Principles for Non-Profit Organizations: A University Perspective

Viewpoint expresses the particular view of contributors but does not necessarily reflect the views ofThe Philanthropist. Readers are invited to respond to articles in this section. If appropriate, their views will be published. Colin Graham’s timely article in The Philanthropist, Volume VII, No. 1, “Current Accounting Deliberations: Issues and Concerns for Non-Profit Organizations” summarized the…

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