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The Art of the Volunteer: Volunteerism in the Professional Performing Arts in Canada L’Art du benevoles: le benevolat dans les arts professionnels du spectacle au Canada By Margaret Genovese Published by The Council for Business and the Arts in Canada, Toronto Sponsored by the Department of Communications, Government of Canada 50 pp. (English), 50 pp….

From the Editor

Part of this tardy but meaty issue takes us back to basics, while the other part explores some of the recent developments in the ways charities try to carry out their mandates. Maxwell Gotlieb updates us on the tax consequences of the different ways money can be transferred to charities. He also explores some of…

From the Editor

Our preoccupation with money, noted in the last issue, continues with this. The indefatigable Allan Arlett brings us up to date with trends and issues in corporate funding, beginning with the healthy if not always welcome reminder that the corporate donation cannot be a definitive fix for lack of good fund raising elsewhere. James Greenfield…

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A Comparative Study of the Tax Treatment of Donors to Charity in 35 Countries Published by INTERPHIL, Interphil House, Yalding, Kent, ME18 6HU England, 1987, £525 REVIEWED BY JOHN A. MCCLELLAND Coopers & Lybrand, Chartered Accountants, Toronto INTERPHIL, the agency devoted to international charitable activities, has recently published this intriguing study(sponsored by the Charities Aid…

From the Editor

In this issue, we continue our “return to the basics” in two articles. First, Barbara Doherty offers advice to lawyers on how to organize the practice to take into account the unique requirements of non-profit corporations. Second, our regular contributor Laurence Murray and Sally Farr of The Trillium Foundation describe in detail how grantors can…

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Funding of the Arts in Canada to the Year 2000: The Report of the Task Force on Funding of the Arts Published by the Government of Canada, Ottawa, 1986, pp.150 (English/French) REVIEWED BY JOHN D. GREGORY Member, the Ontario Bar The arts never have enough money. Artists are almost invariably poor, deficits threaten many arts…

Viewpoint: The Arts, Post-Secondary Institutions, Learning and Living

Viewpoint expresses the particular view of contributors and does not necessarily reflect the views of The Philanthropist. Readers are invited to respond to articles in this section. If appropriate, their views will be published. This paper was first presented to the Annual Conference of the Canadian Society for the Study of Higher Education, May 31, 1986,…

Recent Tax Developments

Report of the Task Force on Funding of the Arts, June, 1986 Funding of the Arts in Canada to the Year 2000, the report of the Task Force on Funding of the Arts which was chaired by Edmund C. Bovey, C.M., was published by the Government of Canada in June, 1986. The Task Force made 60…

From the Editor

In any field, it is important to stay on top of technical requirements. In some cases this means a periodic refresher course in the basics, in others keeping abreast of new developments. This issue will assist readers in meeting both objectives. We are pleased to be able to offer readers the first of five articles…

The Director’s Creed: Give, Get or Get Off

Members of the board of directors are the front line partisans of a charitable organization. They are the converted, preaching. But what the charities themselves really want to hear from their directors, besides exhortations to financial responsibility, is the sound of cash coming into the till. The skills sought from directors have been described as…