Letter From The Guest Editor

We have been talking about accountability of charitable and nonprofit organizations for as long as I have been working in this sector, which is going on some 22 years now. The issue has hardly gone away. If anything, it looms larger and presents more urgency, as there seems to be a growing perception among the public,…

Nonprofit Risk Management

Nonprofit organizations face unique risk management challenges. They are often held to the same standards as for-profit organizations but do not have the same resources and knowledge to understand their risks and how to mitigate them. Legal and financial requirements may determine some of the risks your organization faces. For example, you must be compliant…

Bookshelf

Rethinking Philanthropic Effectiveness: Lessons from an International Network of Foundation Experts Edited by Dirk Eilinghoff. Published by Verlag Bertelsmann Stiftung, 2005, 180 pp. Paper: US $30.00 Creative Philanthropy By Helmut Anhaier and Diana Leat. Published by Routledge, 2006, 232 pp. Paper: CDN $53.95 REVIEWED BY HILARY PEARSON President, Philanthropic Foundations Canada In North America, and…

Insurance Issues for Charities

Introduction and Overview Insurance may be “essential” for charities but it is not always available or affordable. Further, charities may not always understand what their real risks are and how those risks can be managed and mitigated through a combination of risk transfer mechanisms such as insurance, indemnities, adherence to best practices, and seeking appropriate…