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The Canada Not-for-Profit Corporations Act crunch

Written By: Andy Levy-Ajzenkopf
April 16, 2014

Is your nonprofit ready for the new Canada Not-for-Profit Corporations Act, taking effect October 2014?

Nonprofit staff as volunteers: A risky proposition?

Written By: Susan Fish
March 5, 2014

Do your staff contribute unpaid work to your organization as volunteers? If so, you might be putting your organization at risk.

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?

Putting it in writing: Getting started with policies and procedures

Written By: Susan Fish
October 30, 2013

How policies and procedures can help keep things running smoothly at your nonprofit.

Seven tips to help you facilitate an effective meeting

Written By: Jessica Bell
August 8, 2013

A professional facilitator offers her tips on how to keep meetings on track and productive.

An umbrella for the east coast

Written By: Andy Levy-Ajzenkopf
March 27, 2013

Find out how the recently launched Community Sector Council of Nova Scotia plans to further the work of nonprofits in that province.

Act II: An update on the Ontario Not-for-Profit Corporations Act

Written By: Andy Levy-Ajzenkopf
March 7, 2013

Is your organization ready for the Ontario Not-for-Profit Corporations Act?

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?

Community building on the coasts: BC and Nova Scotia introduce new social venture legislation

Written By: Andy Levy-Ajzenkopf
January 29, 2013

BC and Nova Scotia have both enacted new legislation encouraging social enterprise.

When is excellence not excellent?

Written By: Marshall Watson
January 29, 2013

Is it time to remove "excellence" from our vocabulary?

Volunteer screening: More than just a police records check

Written By: Andy Levy-Ajzenkopf
January 21, 2013

A criminal record check is only one step in the volunteer screening process.

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?

Looking back, looking forward

Written By: Andy Levy-Ajzenkopf
January 2, 2013

A review of changes to the policy landscape in 2012 and what’s to come in 2013 for charities and nonprofits across Canada.

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?

What’s in a name? The ins and outs of charitable receipting for non-cash gifts

Written By: Brock Smith
November 26, 2012

Could your organization run afoul of the CRA by improperly handling in-kind gift receipts?

Give now or give later?

Written By: Andy Levy-Ajzenkopf
November 19, 2012

A private member's bill proposes extending charitable giving deadline to the end of February. Is this a good idea?

Judge labels third-party fundraising as a ‘necessary evil’ in recent decision

Written By: Elisa Birnbaum
November 12, 2012

What implications does this Ontario court decision hold for charities and third-party fundraisers?

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