Corporate Giving: Why Non-Profits Are Vulnerable

This article was developed from a presentation to the Convention of the Canadian Society of Association Executives in Winnipeg, August 28, 1989.  On corporate giving … “As a substitute for giving by broad masses of the people it has always been a delusion…. A good many third sector institutions the last few years believed that…

Public Awareness Programs for Philanthropy

This article is a condensation of a paper presented at an INTERPHIL con­ference in Bonn, West Germany on July 27-28, 1988. An unabridged text is available from The Canadian Centre for Philanthropy, 74 Victoria Street, Suite 920, Toronto M5C 2A5. I. General Introduction to Public Awareness Programs1 In 1835, Alexis de Tocqueville, French politician and…

New Tax Proposals for Charities

C. ARTHUR BOND, Secretary, The Association of Canadian Foundations On May 17th, 1983, the Department of Finance of the Government of Canada issued a discussion paper containing draft legislation proposing broad changes in the tax treatment of both charitable foundations and charitable organizations. While the proposals reflect the agreement reached in Apr 1982 with the…

Public Foundations: The Operating Experience

  The foregoing paper was delivered at the November, 1981 Charities Conference of The Canadian Centre for Philanthropy. Following Mr. Coombs’ presentation, Claus Wirsig, President of The Hospital for Sick Children Foundation, outlined the practical experience of his organization. The following represents a brief summary of his views. Factors Contributing to a Perceived Need for…

Bookshelf

The Handbook On Private Foundations, by David F. Freeman, Published by Seven Locks Press, Cabin John, Maryland, U.S.A. 436 pages REVIEWED BY ALLAN ARLETT, Executive Director, The Canadian Centre for Philanthropy. David Freeman brought great experience to the preparation of this handbook on foundations. He began his foundation career with the Ford Foundation in 1950, moved to…