Lotteries—The Pros and Cons for Charitable Organizations

Addresses to Conference, Philanthropy in the 80’s: Matching Needs with Resources, The Canadian Centre for Philanthropy, November 27, 1980. DOUGLAS KINCAID, Executive Vice-President, Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada (Ontario Division) Good morning, ladies and gentlemen. Lotteries cover a wide variety of social games of chance. Bingo, for example is a well known and useful vehicle for…

Principles and Practices for Effective Grantmaking

COUNCIL ON FOUNDATIONS, INC.* WASHINGTON, D. C. These recommended principles and practices for effective grantmaking are reprinted with the kind permission of the Council on Foundations. Inc. They were adopted by the Board of Directors of the Council on Foundations at its meeting in June, 1980. The purpose of the statement is to provide practical…

Accounting for Non-profit Organizations -as it is now and may be in the future—The Director’s Concerns

Notes for Discussion at the Conference, “Philanthropy in the 80’s: Matching Needs with Resources,” The Canadian Centre for Philanthropy, November 27, 1980. Information to make decisions on substantive issues Matching needs with resources requires information on the gathering of resources, how they are put to use and the results achieved. With information we can harness our…

The Effective Management and Investment of Charitable Funds

Addresses to Conference, “The Effective Management and Investment of Charitable Funds” co-sponsored by Oyez Limited and the Canadian Centre for Philanthropy. May 26, 1980 Mortgage Investments for Charitable Foundations It is probably safe to say that every charitable organization and every charitable foundation is faced with opportunities to spend (and spend productively) a great deal…

Recent Tax Developments

This column will be a regular feature of The Philanthropist and, as the title suggests, its principal purpose is to outline briefly developments that have occurred in the tax field since the previous edition of this publication. It is not intended as an exhaustive treatise on the particular matter under discussion nor can the authors assure…

From the Editor

The focus of the last issue of The Philanthropist was on the question of politics and charity. We understand that the appeal to the Federal Court of Appeal on the decision by Revenue Canada to revoke the charitable registration of the Manitoba Foundation for Canadian Studies which published Canadian Dimension is still pending and that a…

Conference Listings

Volunteer Sector Programs, York UniversityVoluntary Sector Management in Hard Times: Problems of Supervision and Leadership in the 1980’s. June 23, 24, 25, 1981 Three day residential workshop to provide in-depth study and practice in management skills. Held at York University. Strategic Planning Fall 1981 (to be announced) Three day workshop in which participants can develop…

Bookshelf

Conducting Evaluations: Three Perspectives, Published by The Foundation Centre, 60 pages. An ongoing concern for charitable foundations and corporate philanthropists is the assessment of the effectiveness of their grants to community organizations. A recent publication of The Foundation Centre brings together in one volume three articles which treat the underlying principles governing evaluations of foundation grants….