Our firm has been using online tools for over 10 years – primarily webinars.  In 2018, we moved to providing paid online courses dealing with charity and non-profit legal compliance and risk management to the non-profit and charity sector as well as professional advisors.  We have 520 students who have signed up for our courses over the last two years.  They range from 1 hour to 7 hours in length.   We now have 19 different courses ranging from $75 to $399.  We also have bundles and group discounts.

Although we offer a full 30-day money-back guarantee we have only had one person ever request a refund as they signed up for the wrong course!

Over the last 6 months, we have seen a 500% increase in these courses.  This is not surprising as with COVID and the cancellation of many conferences, seminars and other continuing education opportunities these online courses provide those within the non-profit and charity sector with an ability to continue learning about important compliance issues without leaving their homes.

There are pros and cons of online education.  No question about that.   Online courses are not as much fun as in-person.  You don’t get the same opportunities to mingle with other participants or grab a snack.

That being said they save a lot of travel time and cost and are available sometimes 24/7, not once per year or two.  Also, you can start and stop our courses at your pleasure and you can even replay them – some for as long as one year after purchase.  Although some have no problem finishing off a 7 hour course in one day – others prefer to do it over a week or a month and replay parts that they need.

I wish I could say that online courses are mainly useful for those outside large Canadian cities – but unfortunately in Canada, we have large cities that have almost no charity compliance training.  Therefore these courses, before, during and after COVID will hopefully be helpful to increase the sectors knowledge of compliance and governance and avoid unnecessary risks.

Here are our current list of courses:  https://www.canadiancharitylaw.ca/courses/

 

Top 20 Charity Law Issues for Canadian Registered Charities

Donor Advised Funds (DAFs) In Canada

Fundraising from Canada – A course for groups outside of Canada

Mergers of Canadian Non-Profits and Charities and Dealing with Uncertain Times

Ontario not-for-profit corporations under the Ontario Corporations Act and dealing with ONCA

Receipting for Canadian Registered Charities

Should We Establish a Canadian Social Enterprise, Non-Profit or Charity and How to Do It?

Multiple Corporate Structures for Canadian For-Profits, Non-Profits and Charities to Enhance Flexibility + Impact

Blumbergs’ Canadian Charity Law Boot Camp 2020

Canadian Charities Working with Non-Charities in Canada Course

Restricted Gifts – Managing the Opportunities and Dangers of Restricted Charitable Gifts

Foreign Activities and Canadian Charities

Fundamentals of Running a Canadian Charitable Organization/Operating Charity

Fundamentals of Running a Private or Public Foundation in Canada

Transparency in the Canadian Charitable Sector and the T3010 Registered Charity Information Return

Membership of Non-Profits and Charities in Canada

So now you are a registered charity – What is next

Blumbergs’ Canadian Charity Law Institute 2020

Finance Bundle

 

We are adding courses occasionally and if you have ideas for future courses let us know.

 

If you would like group access to one or more courses for your whole organization we can come up with a bulk pricing plan.

 

You can sign up for any of the courses.