Some questions useful for Canadian charities to understand their fundraising ratios

Here are a few questions that Canadian charities can ask themselves to understand their fundraising ratios.Is it an expenditure?  Yes or NoIs it…

Some frequently asked questions about the fundraising guidance from the Canada Revenue Agency

Here are some frequently asked questions about the CRA’s Fundraising Guidance.Is DQ and fundraising ratio the same? NoIs gov funding and foundation…

Canadian charity Board of Director questions on CRA’s Fundraising Guidance

The CRA Fundraising Guidance is an important document for boards of directors to understand and to ensure that their charity complies with the…

Factors to Consider Before Signing a Fundraising Contract according to the Ontario Public Guardian

The Ontario Public Guardian and Trustee in its publication Charitable Fundraising: Tips for Directors and Trustees sets out a number factors for…

Special Purpose Fundraising by Canadian charity – be careful when raising special purpose funds

Here is some thoughts on special purpose fundraising from the Ontario Public Guardian and Trustee.Special Purpose FundraisingCharities sometimes…

What steps can the CRA take if an audit raises concerns about a charity’s fundraising?

The CRA notes in its Fundraising Guidance that “Generally, the CRA uses a series of progressive compliance measures. In some cases of…

Telemarketing and Canadian charities – views from the CRA Fundraising Guidance

While telemarketing is allowed by Canadian charities they must be very careful in its use.In the CRA Fundraising Guidance CRA advises as follows:…

How does a Canadian charity determine appropriate compensation for an executive of the charity?

There has been some public concern expressed about executive compensation at charities.  It is important that charities have appropriate mechanisms…

Fundraising Policy Overview Presentation by Neil Cochrane, Charities Directorate

Here is a copy of Neil Cochrane’s presentation Fundraising Policy Overview to the CAGP in April 2008.Download Article