Natural Justice, Members, and the Not-For-Profit Organization: “Fair Play in Action”

“Natural Justice is but fairness writ large and juridically. It has been described as “fair play in action”.1 Introduction In recent years, a number of cases have emerged that have considered the application of natural justice rules to the decisions of not-for-profit organizations. The emergence of these cases is not surprising considering the ever increasing…

Viewpoint: “Commitment” In the Age of Free Agency

“Viewpoint” and “Counterpoint” provide forums for informed discussion of issues of wide interest to the voluntary sector. The opinions expressed are those of the authors. (The following article is based on a letter to a friend and fellow volunteer for the Schulich’s Management Advisory Service (MAS), an organization which offers the services of skilled management…

Putting The Cart Before the Horse: Accounting Standards for NPOs Without a Conceptual Framework

Accounting policies for nonprofit organizations have come under considerable scrutiny in recent years. An influential segment of the accounting profession is pushing for accounting policies that are virtually identical to those used in business. Many individuals and organizations in the voluntary sector, however, are actively opposing the suggested changes.1 The proposed changes in accounting policies…

Place et Role des Associations au Quebec les Delis de Ia Decennie 90

This article was adapted from a presentation to a convention co-sponsored by CEPAQ (centre pour l’avancement des associations du Quebec). The convention addressed the subject of nonprofit associations in Quebec, France and Belgium and was held in Montreal in May 1991. Proceedings were published in Inter-action in October 1991. Sans prétendre être exhaustif, mon exposé…

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Self-Help Accounting: A Guide for the Volunteer Treasurer By John Paul Dalsimer Published by Energize Books, 5450 Wissahickon Avenue, Lobby A, Philadelphia, PA 19144, 1989, $20.50 US. REVIEWED BY JOHN D. GREGORY Treasurer, Poculi Ludique Societas, Toronto The love of money is not the root of all evil but the ignorance of money is the…

Viewpoint: Stigmatizing the Disabled Through Fund-Raising Appeals

Viewpoint expresses the particular view of contributors and does not necessarily reflect the views of The Philanthropist. Readers are invited to respond to articles in this section. If appropriate their views will be published. The public is exposed to a barrage of advertisements designed to solicit funds for services for the disabled. Although fund-raising campaigns…