What does CRA’s Fundraising Guidance have to say about allocation of expenditures?

CRA’s Guidance of Fundraising in section 8 deals extensively with why you need to allocate expenditures on the T3010 Registered Charity Information…

Allocation of staff time by Canadian registered charities and the CRA Fundraising Guidance?

Many charities have employees who are doing lots of different jobs.  Even though someone may have a title like “Resource Development…

How does CRA’s Fundraising Guidance evaluate fundraising activities by Canadian charities?

CRA is looking at many different matters when evaluating whether a charity fundraisng activities are compliant?  One of the methods is to look at the…

Does CRA recognize that fundraising for some Canadian charities is more difficult than for others?

Yes.  CRA sets out in its Fundraising Guidance a number of factors that would make it more difficult to fundraise including the following:  1)…

What are best practices for fundraising by Canadian charities according the Fundraising Guidance?

CRA in its Guidance on Fundraising sets out a number of best practices that Canadian charities should pay attention to when fundraising.  These…

What are areas of concern for CRA in fundraising activities by Canadian charities?

There are certain activities that are “prohibitied activities” such as illegal activities.  There are other activities that are not prohibited by CRA…

Is a foundation created to fundraise for a Canadian charity main purpose fundraising?

In the fundraising guidance it talks about registered charities cannot have fundraising as a main purpose.  Some people are confused by this.  What…

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