A Chilly Time for Charities: Audits, Politics and Preventing Poverty

This article is the eighth in a series on Canadian Charities Working Internationally. SUMMARY: In this opinion piece, Philanthropist editor Gordon Floyd takes a look at the recent flurry of charity audits by CRA’s Charities Directorate and notes that many have been of charities, such as environmental groups, whose views are at odds with those…

The Canadian Boreal Forest Agreement: Unlikely Allies Pursuing Conservation And Sustainable Development In Canada’s Boreal Regions

Summary: Canada’s boreal forest is one of the largest and most ecologically significant ecosystems on the planet and the source of supply for one of Canada’s most significant natural resource sectors. Recognizing this, forest companies and environmental organizations in Canada came together to create the Canadian Boreal Forest Agreement (CBFA) in 2010, creating a unique and…

What The Numbers Say: Change Is In The Air: The Economic Realities Of Canada’s Nonprofit Sector

The nonprofit sector—Canada’s growing economic giant. Well, you won’t read that headline anywhere. Most Canadians are unaware of the role that the country’s nonprofit sector plays in our economy. However, data from Statistics Canada continues to show what a key player the nonprofit sector really is. It also shatters old stereotypes about nonprofit organizations relying…

Money Management: Conflicts of Interest

Frequently boards find themselves depending on outside professionals and volunteers to provide them with the information they require if they are to discharge their responsibilities to their not-for-profit organizations effectively. Boards should remember there are questions they need to ask of their money managers and their consultants, and most importantly, of themselves. This article will…

Bookshelf

The Nonprofit Sector in the Mixed Economy Edited by Avner Ben-Ner and Benedetto Gui Published by University of Michigan Press, Ann Arbor, 1993, pp. 276 REVIEWED BY BRUCE CHAPMAN Faculty of Law, University of Toronto Nonprofit firms, together with a wide array of co-operatives (i.e., consumer, producer, worker, and credit co-operatives) comprise an important part…

Approaches to Corporate Philanthropy

From the Proceedings of the Working Conference on Company Contributions sponsored by The Conference Board in Canada and held in Toronto, September 10th and October 1st, 1971. The Role of Innovation in Corporate Philanthropy Over the years tradition has become an integral part of philanthropy. As a matter of record, when corporations started taking over…