Ethics

Stepping Up: Walking the walk in nonprofit conferences

Written By: Kyla Winchester
August 1, 2018

Is our sector doing enough to make conferences inclusive?

Cyber security and privacy risk: Vulnerability in the nonprofit and charitable sector

Written By: BMS Canada Risk Services Ltd.
February 7, 2018

Is your organization at risk of a cyber security or data breach?

Charities request charity law reform to protect free speech

Written By: Elisa Birnbaum
January 4, 2017

A charity sector working group calls for changes to the Income Tax Act to allow more political activity.

Dealing with difficult boards: Tips for executive directors

Written By: Susan Fish
November 16, 2016

Are you an executive director dealing with a difficult board? Get tips on how to improve the relationship in this article.

Recorded webinar: Get ready for Ontario's new harassment and sexual violence legislation

Written By: CharityVillage
August 25, 2016

This recorded webinar offers an introduction to Bill 132, Ontario's new harassment and sexual violence legislation.

Speaking Up: Increasing transparency in hiring in the nonprofit sector

Written By: Jodie Shupac
January 29, 2014

Could a lack of transparency in your hiring process damage your organization's reputation?

Governance Q&A: Going forward and managing governance and ethics decisions

Written By: Jane Garthson
March 6, 2013

With her final column for CharityVillage, Jane Garthson offers advice and resources to help with your governance and ethics decisions.

Imagining the future: An update on Imagine Canada's Standards Program

Written By: Andy Levy-Ajzenkopf
February 28, 2013

This interview with Imagine Canada President and CEO Marcel Lauzière explores the success of the recently launched Standards Program.

Governance Q&A: Who appoints an acting executive director?

Written By: Jane Garthson
February 6, 2013

Is it ethical for an executive director to appoint his wife, also the vice chair of the board, to fill in during an extended absence?

Governance Q&A: Choosing your volunteering

Written By: Jane Garthson
January 3, 2013

What's the most ethical way to volunteer when you have limited time to offer?

Governance Q&A: Governance considerations in social enterprises

Written By: Jane Garthson
December 5, 2012

If your organization wants to start a social enterprise, do you need to fill your board of directors with business people?

Nine tips for avoiding and responding to fraud at your nonprofit or charity

Written By: Susan Fish
November 29, 2012

Recent allegations of fraud at the Salvation Army have left the nonprofit sector reeling. Could your organization be next?

Governance Q&A: Articulating ethical values

Written By: Jane Garthson
November 7, 2012

How can a board of directors best articulate the ethical values of their organization? Jane Garthson offers these tips.

Governance Q&A: Preparing for changes to bylaws

Written By: Jane Garthson
September 5, 2012

The Canadian Nonprofit Corporations Act is coming into effect in 2014. Is your organization ready?

Governance Q&A: When it's time to blow the whistle

Written By: Jane Garthson
August 8, 2012

When is it appropriate to take action against your organization?

Governance Q&A: Should charities advocate?

Written By: Jane Garthson
June 6, 2012

Should a charity divert monies from its programs to attempt to influence public policy?

Black Out Speak Out: Environmental charities protest in the dark

Written By: Elisa Birnbaum
June 4, 2012

Canada's first nationwide website blackout is happening today.

Governance Q&A: Asking board members to give

Written By: Jane Garthson
May 10, 2012

Given how much time board members give to their charity, is it ethical to also expect them to donate? Jane Garthson explains why it's not only ethical, it's necessary.

Governance Q&A: Is providing member lists a breach of privacy?

Written By: Jane Garthson
April 2, 2012

A reader wonders whether providing member lists to fellow members is a breach of privacy.

Falling overboard

Written By: Andy Levy-Ajzenkopf
March 5, 2012

A board of directors is clearly a powerful and necessary mechanism for any nonprofit. When the right mix of individuals sit on a board, decisions regarding the mission, vision and planning can be made with clarity and lively, but functional, debate. But what happens when a board member's performance isn't up to snuff?

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