Fraud In Canadian Nonprofit Organizations As Seen Through The Eyes Of Canadian Newspapers, 1998-2008

Abstract: Canada has one of the largest and most vibrant nonprofit and voluntary sectors in the world. It accounts for 6.8 percent of the nation’s gross domestic product (GDP) and employs 12 percent of Canada’s economically active population. With the significant role nonprofit organizations play in Canadian life and the increasing demand for accountability in…

Issues of Compensation in the Volunteer Sector: A Salaries and Benefits Survey of Regina’s Charitable Human Services Agencies

Introduction For some time now the issue of salary levels in community-based agencies has been a focus of discussion among community stakeholders and at the United Way of Regina. In January 2002 the Director of Community Services at the United Way, Karen Rowan, recruited Professor Luc Thériault of the University of Regina to work with…

Bookshelf

The Nonprofit Organization’s Guide to E-Commerce By Gary M. Grobman Published by White Hat Communications, P.O. Box 5390, Harrisburg, PA 17110-0390, 2001, 182 pp., U.S. $19.95 (plus S and H) REVIEWED BY CHERYL EWING Brava Special Events and Arts Management, Kitchener, Ontario One of the greatest challenges facing not-for-profits is the lack of time—staff never…

Improving Board Performance

Introduction This article presents a nonacademic review of what it takes to create effective boards for nonprofit organizations. It identifies the main factors affecting the board’s operation which shape its impact on the organization. For each set of factors, the typical problems that can arise are noted and various approaches to handling them discussed. The…

From the Editor

This issue continues our usual combination of opinion and instruction aimed at boards, financial managers and …the public at large. Ed Waitzer, Chair of the Ontario Securities Commission, was active in philanthropy and a onetime member of our Editorial Board before his appointment. He gives us the benefit of some time for reflection in his…

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…