Here is information on a webinar that I will be delivering with AFP International entitled “Fundraising from Canada” on May 22, 1-2:30 p.m. ET.

Fundraising from Canada


Ever confused by how to deal with Canadian supporters?  The program will briefly introduce participants to the Canadian charitable sector which has total revenue of about $182 billion including fundraising revenue of about $13 billion.  It will discuss fundraising in Canada by US and other foreign charities focusing on the various options available to these charities for fundraising in Canada with pros and cons of each.  It will discuss issues with establishing a Canadian registered charity that can issue tax receipts to Canadian donors and some of the obligations of such entity. It will also specifically focus on compliance issues with the regulation of fundraising in Canada.

In this session:

•Be aware of opportunities for fundraising in Canada and how they differ from the US.
•Understand that depending on the specific type of institution in the US and the type of donor there are various options for supporting US charities and/or programs run by such charities;
•Will be aware of when a “Canadian Friends of” organization may be appropriate to establish;
•Understand the various compliance requirements when operating in Canada for a Canadian Friends Organization including those relating to fundraising, receipting and foreign activities

Target Audience

Fundraisers and charities outside of Canada who may be considering fundraising initiatives in Canada.  The presentation will not assume participants have any knowledge of this matter.  Any charity who is outside of Canada and has or wishes to create supporters in Canada for their work will find the presentation useful.

About the Presenter:

Mark Blumberg is a partner at Blumberg Segal LLP in Toronto, Canada, and works almost exclusively with Canadian charities operating in Canada and foreign charities fundraising in Canada.  Mark is interested in, writes about and advises charities on legal and ethical issues and is editor of

Here is the registration information