What’s Ahead for Philanthropy

The charitable sector covers all aspects of society and is, accordingly, affected by a broad range of social phenomena. I want to point out several such phenomena that some of us futurists think will have a notable impact on the sector in the years to come. I should mention at the outset that, in the…

Making Corporate Donations Decisions

Introduction This paper has three objectives: (1) to review what we know about the nature and extent of corporate charitable giving in Canada today, and (2) to discuss the adequacy of existing explanations for these patterns of giving, in order (3) to develop an agenda for future research. This review will deal primarily with publicly…

Case Comment: Re Centenary Hospital Association

Introduction Those from other provinces who have no reason to follow particularly closely the decisions of the Ontario courts might conclude from a first and once-only impression of Re Centenary Hospital Association 1 that this case involved merely the interpretation and reconciliation of Ontario legislation and that nothing of general interest on the subject of…

Case Comment: Remuneration of Directors

Should directors of charitable organizations be permitted to pay themselves for services rendered to the organization which are not related to their duties as directors? The propriety of such actions as well as the necessary procedures to guard against any abuse of authority relating to such payments have been carefully considered by Ontario courts on…

From the Editor

This new Volume takes up where the old one left off, with questions of money. Two case comments deal with the finances of charities, Dona Campbell’s more specifically with the remuneration of directors, and Donovan Waters’ with the ability of a charity to carry on a business to earn money. Professor Waters situates that question…

Bookshelf

Profit Making for Nonprofit Agencies By G. Newton and C Buda Published by Centre for Community Ventures, Berkeley, CA. 1986 The Complete Guide to Money-Making Ventures for Nonprofit Organizations By Peter C Brown Published by The Taft Group, Washington, DC. 1986 Nonprofit Entrepreneur: Creating Ventures to Earn Income Edited by Edward Skloot Published by The…

Viewpoint: The Accountability of Foundations

Readers are invited to respond to opinons expressed in this section. If appropriate, their views will be published. Sorting through the issues in philanthropy is somewhat like eating an artichoke. At the end of it all, you have more on your plate than when you started. But, like the artichoke, the heart of philanthropy remains…