The People Have Spoken: Is Anybody Listening?

Introduction Talking About Charities 2004: Canadians’ Views on Charities and Issues Affecting Charities was released in October 2004.1 The study, carried out by Ipsos-Reid for The Muttart Foundation, was the second wave of public opinion polling commissioned by the foundation to provide information of use to charities and public-policy makers.2 Almost 3,900 Canadians completed a 20-minute…

Viewpoint: If not now, when?

“Viewpoint” provides a forum for informed discussion of issues of wide interest to the voluntary sector. The opinions expressed are those of the authors. This article has been developed from a presentation to the 20th Annual General Meeting of the Canadian Centre for Philanthropy, December 11, 2000, Toronto. I have entitled this article, “If not…

Viewpoint: A Response to the Panel on Accountability and Governance in the Voluntary Sector

“Viewpoint” and “Counterpoint” provide forums for informed debate of issues of wide interest in the philanthropic sector. The opinions expressed are those of the authors.  The Panel on Accountability and Governance in the Voluntary Sector (the Broadbent Panel) undertook a massive task. Charged with developing guidelines that could have an impact on some 178,0002 organizations…