Nonprofit Risk Management

Nonprofit organizations face unique risk management challenges. They are often held to the same standards as for-profit organizations but do not have the same resources and knowledge to understand their risks and how to mitigate them. Legal and financial requirements may determine some of the risks your organization faces. For example, you must be compliant…

Book Reviews

Uncharitable: How Restraints On Nonprofits Undermine Their Potential by Dan Pallotta Medford, Mass: Tufts University Press isbn: 978-1-58465-723-1 in recent years, there has been increasing discussion ab ou t the “blurring” of the lines that separate the charitable sector from the private sector. To many people, the argument goes, the concept of “charity” is no…

Index to Volume 20 of The Philanthropist

PREPARED BY MAURA BROWN, MA Subject Index A ACCOUNTABILITY. Religious activities Religious persons and religious institutions 2006(Vol. 20, No. 2), pp. 87–89 ACCOUNTABILITY. Religious institutions Tort accountability for religious activities 2006(Vol. 20, No. 2), pp. 87–130 ADVANCEMENT OF RELIGION As a head of charity 2007(Vol. 20, No. 4), pp. 257–93 ADVANCEMENT OF RELIGION Head of…

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Rethinking Philanthropic Effectiveness: Lessons from an International Network of Foundation Experts Edited by Dirk Eilinghoff. Published by Verlag Bertelsmann Stiftung, 2005, 180 pp. Paper: US $30.00 Creative Philanthropy By Helmut Anhaier and Diana Leat. Published by Routledge, 2006, 232 pp. Paper: CDN $53.95 REVIEWED BY HILARY PEARSON President, Philanthropic Foundations Canada In North America, and…

Insurance Issues for Charities

Introduction and Overview Insurance may be “essential” for charities but it is not always available or affordable. Further, charities may not always understand what their real risks are and how those risks can be managed and mitigated through a combination of risk transfer mechanisms such as insurance, indemnities, adherence to best practices, and seeking appropriate…

From the Editor

To close this volume of The Philanthropist, we focus primarily on management issues. Vic Murray gives us the benefit of his long experience in the sector by advising how to build better boards. Bruce Levine reports on the findings of the United Way of Lower Mainland, B.C., which conducted a survey of financial management practices…

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Planned Giving for Canadians: A Guide to Instituting and Managing a Successful Planned Giving Programme By Frank Minton and Lorna Somers Published by Somersmith, Waterdown, Ontario LOR 2HO REVIEWED BY GEOFFREY J.R. DYER Tory Tory DesLauriers & Binnington, Barristers and Solicitors, Toronto This work is a valuable addition to philanthropic literature in Canada. The co-authors…

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Fundraising with Life Insurance By Michael Mears Published by Voluntary Action Directorate, Multiculturalism and Citizenship Canada, June 1991 REVIEWED BY GEORGE V. FORSTER Financial Planning Consultant, Toronto This 18-page booklet, published by the federal government, is a useful introduction to the role of life insurance in fund raising for charities. Fund raising through life insurance…