What The Numbers Say: Change Is In The Air: The Economic Realities Of Canada’s Nonprofit Sector

The nonprofit sector—Canada’s growing economic giant. Well, you won’t read that headline anywhere. Most Canadians are unaware of the role that the country’s nonprofit sector plays in our economy. However, data from Statistics Canada continues to show what a key player the nonprofit sector really is. It also shatters old stereotypes about nonprofit organizations relying…

Money Management: Conflicts of Interest

Frequently boards find themselves depending on outside professionals and volunteers to provide them with the information they require if they are to discharge their responsibilities to their not-for-profit organizations effectively. Boards should remember there are questions they need to ask of their money managers and their consultants, and most importantly, of themselves. This article will…

Bookshelf

The Nonprofit Sector in the Mixed Economy Edited by Avner Ben-Ner and Benedetto Gui Published by University of Michigan Press, Ann Arbor, 1993, pp. 276 REVIEWED BY BRUCE CHAPMAN Faculty of Law, University of Toronto Nonprofit firms, together with a wide array of co-operatives (i.e., consumer, producer, worker, and credit co-operatives) comprise an important part…

Approaches to Corporate Philanthropy

From the Proceedings of the Working Conference on Company Contributions sponsored by The Conference Board in Canada and held in Toronto, September 10th and October 1st, 1971. The Role of Innovation in Corporate Philanthropy Over the years tradition has become an integral part of philanthropy. As a matter of record, when corporations started taking over…