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Top five reasons nonprofit organizations need insurance

Written By: Volunteer Canada
August 3, 2017

Does your organization need insurance coverage? Find out in this article from Volunteer Canada.

Recorded webinar: Critical financial controls for small to medium nonprofits

Written By: CharityVillage
March 23, 2017

Learn how to prevent fraud at your organization in this recorded webinar.

Critical financial internal controls that could shelter the homeless and feed the hungry

Written By: Gordon Holley
March 15, 2017

Find out how board members can best prevent fraud and theft at their nonprofit or charity.

Recorded webinar: Four keys to financial success in small to mid-size nonprofits & charities

Written By: CharityVillage
March 10, 2016

This recorded webinar outlines the the basics of financial management for nonprofits and charities.

Four keys to financial success in small to mid-size nonprofits and charities

Written By: Gordon Holley
March 2, 2016

Help your organization get on the road to financial success with these four key elements.

Investment Policy: Fiduciary duty in the spotlight

Written By: Patricia Greco
February 25, 2015

Patricia Greco discusses how a board of directors can most effectively manage the organization's investment policies.

Reporting fundraising expenses

Written By: John Suart
August 21, 2012

Canadians think charities have a long way to go when it comes to reporting fundraising expenses. How does your organization measure up?

Social Finance Week: The unexpected venture capitalist

Written By: Susan Fish
July 20, 2012

Mission-related investing can offer organizations new partners whose values and work aligns with their own.

Social Finance Week: Investing in impact

Written By: Elisa Birnbaum
July 19, 2012

The idea of impact investing is gaining momentum. What’s all the fuss about?

Forward Thinking: Why taking out a loan may benefit your nonprofit

Written By: Brock Smith
July 18, 2012

A profile of the Community Forward Fund, an Ontario organization that makes loans and arranges financing for Canadian nonprofits and charities.

Social Finance Week: Social Finance 101

Written By: Rachel Kalbfleisch
July 15, 2012

An introduction to the world of social finance.

Charity fraud: Are you protected?

Written By: Andy Levy-Ajzenkopf
March 29, 2011

March: the month that normally segues winter into spring. But did you know it's also Fraud Awareness Month? The issue was brought into sharp focus this month with scammers using the March 11 earthquake in Japan to commit charity donation fraud. The RCMP even published an alert on its website to guide the public in ensuring organizations were legitimate and that donations were used for their intended purpose.

Wanted: Receptionist for accounting duties

Written By: Frances Napoli
February 22, 2011

Addressing the quantity and diversity of bookkeeping and accounting tasks is a challenge for many small organizations; however, separating these duties is also a critical issue to be addressed.

The top five most common budgeting mistakes

Written By: Richard MacNeill
February 1, 2011

There are a number of common mistakes made by organizations that can reduce the effectiveness of budgeting, and which may prevent the organization from achieving the maximum benefits.

Managing your receivables

Written By: Richard MacNeill
December 13, 2010

Having difficulty managing your cash flow? Follow these tips.

Governance Q&A: The importance of an independent auditor

Written By: Jane Garthson
November 1, 2010

My board chair wants to change audit firms to one where a friend of hers is a partner. If their quote is reasonable, is that ethically OK?

Updated disbursement quota simplifies administration for charities

Written By: Bob McMahon
October 25, 2010

Changes to requirements of disbursement quotas.

How to ensure an awesome audit

Written By: Craig DePratto
September 27, 2010

This article explains how to streamline, prepare for and minimize the stress of an audit for your charitable organization.

Fifteen budget tune-up tips

Written By: Bob McMahon
August 23, 2010

This article explains 15 things you can do to tune-up your budget.

HST and nonprofits: What you don't know can hurt you

Written By: Dalton Albrecht
July 19, 2010

This article explains the ins and outs of HST for charities and nonprofit organizations.