Forces of Change: Reshaping How Non-Profit Organizations are Governed, Managed, and Resourced

“It’s easy . . . to lose sight of long-term trends amid short-term gyrations,” – Ezra Greenberg, Martin Hirt and Sven Smit (April 2017) in The Global Forces Inspiring a New Narrative of Progress, McKinsey Quarterly   Non-profit organizations are living in an environment of great complexity, accelerated change, and unprecedented competition for resources. Some…

Introduction to Volume 26, Issue 2

By learning and sharing knowledge, we collectively strengthen our communities, our societies and the world. A commitment to learning is fundamental to Canadian innovation. At its core, innovation is about crafting new ideas to improve our lives. – His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada The National Alliance for Children and…

Calculating the Value of Volunteer Contributions for Financial Statements

LAURIE MOOK Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto BETTY JANE RICHMOND Faculty of Education, York University, Toronto JACK QUARTER Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto Evidence of Volunteer Contributions In Canada, the National Survey of Giving, Volunteering and Participating for the year 2000 estimated that there were 6.5 million…

Serving As Secretary

Introduction This article has been prepared as an aide memoire for those accepting the position of Secretary to an organization incorporated as a “not-for-profit” or registered charity. The emphasis is on the practical, hands-on nature of the job and, in consequence, the data underlying the principles and actions recommended here have not been tabulated: to…

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Board Development By Susan Moisey, Rory Ralston and Bruce Murphy Published by Alberta Educational Communications Corporation (c) 1988. Development and Direction for Board of Directors By John Tropman, Canadian version by Norah McClintock Published by The Canadian Centre for Philanthropy, 1991. The factors that make a success of a charitable organization are many: a good…

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In Art We Trust: The Board of Trustees in the Performing Arts Robert W Crawford, Author and Compiler, Published by the Foundation for the Extension and Development of the American, Professional Theatre (FEDAPT), New York, 1985, pp.72 No Quick Fix (Planning), Frederick B. Vogel, Editor, Published by FEDAPT, New York, 1985, pp.96, $9.95 (U.S.) How…