Alberta Council for Global Cooperation (ACGC) – Canadian National poll on Global poverty

In March 2009 the Alberta Council for Global Cooperation (ACGC), in partnership with the Wild Rose Foundation, had Angus Reid conduct a poll of…

Tax Havens Cause Poverty

If you are interested in assisting reduce or eliminate extreme poverty and you want more than writing a cheque to fix a symptom of a problem then you…

Obama Budget to drastically reduce tax incentives for the wealthy who donate to charity

Obama has proposed the largest budget in US history.  He is planning on various tax cuts for people earning under US$250,000 and various tax…

OECD Report on Abuse of Charities for Money Laundering and Tax Evasion – Canada does very poorly

The OECD Report on Abuse of Charities for Money Laundering and Tax Evasion is well worth reading for anyone who cares about the Canadian charitable…

Canada Narrows Focus of Countries for CIDA Aid as part of Aid Effectiveness Agenda

Here is a press release from the Canadian government with respect to the 20 countries that will be the focus of Canadian bilateral (government to…

Millennium Charitable Foundation Case – Federal Court (FCA) not impressed with charity tax shelters

The Millennium Charitable Foundation Case deals with abusive charitable gifting schemes.  The Federal Court of Appeal (FCA) sided with CRA in…

Global giving is not a one way street- US Foundations Supporting Canadian Charities

The Foundation Center’s Interactive Map of Direct Grants by U.S. Grantmakers to Non-US Recipients is helpful to see how almost $7 billion dollars…

Ethiopian Law Will Affect Canadian Charities Operating in Ethiopia

The Proclamation for the Registration and Regulation of Charities and Societies was passed by the Ethiopian government.  It will limit the…

Canadian charities and pharmaceutical donations -some ethical issues

There are many legal and ethical issues with the donation of pharmaceuticals to developing countries.  In this note I will touch upon some of…

Bev Oda, CIDA boss, answers questions and provides direction on aid in article with Embassy Magazine

In this article from Embassy Magazine entitled “Aid to Focus on Needs During Downturn: Oda”, Bev Oda, the Minister of International…

Research Paper “Global Philanthropy and International Cooperation: A Guide to Trends and Issues”

Here is a research paper prepared by Betty Plewes for the CCIC entitled “Global Philanthropy and International Cooperation: A Guide to Trends…

Workshop on Minimum Standards for Education in Emergencies (MSEE), and Crises- by CIDA and STC

This CIDA and Save the Children Canada workshop sounds really interesting on “Understanding and Using the Minimum Standards for Education in…

An Analysis of Canadian Philanthropic Support for International Development and Relief – 2002 report

Here is an interesting report from the Canadian Centre for Philanthropy (now Imagine Canada) entitled “An Analysis of Canadian Philanthropic…

Draft of new T3010B Registered Charity Information Return released

Here is part of a draft of the new T3010B which was included in a recent Bulletin of the CCCC.  This part relates to the T3010B questions on…

NGO Code of Conduct for Health Systems Strengthening is Useful for NGOs in health area

There has been a dramatic increase in interest amongst North American NGOs in health issues in the developing world.  Often well intentioned…

Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) Audits and Canadian Registered Charities

This article provides information and suggestions as to how a Canadian charity should, and should not, deal with CRA audits.  It also discusses…

Canadian Sanctions and Canadian charities operating in Zimbabwe: Be Very Careful!

Canadian charities operating in Zimbabwe need to be extremely careful.  It is not the place for a new and inexperienced charity to begin…

Canadian Charities and Foreign Activities – by Mark Blumberg in The Philanthropist

Canadian Charities and Foreign Activities -This article published in The Philanthropist describes the permissible structured relationships and…

Globalphilanthropy.ca gets global attention

The Newsletter “Global Giving Matters” published by the Synergos Institute and The World Economic Forum recently profiled…

Establishing a Canadian Non-Profit or Charity – Avoiding practical, legal and ethical problems

Here is a copy of my presentation to the Canadian Association of Paralegals on Establishing a Canadian Non-Profit or Charity - Avoiding practical,…

Structured Arrangement versus Conduit for Canadian Charities and Foreign Activities

This article discusses the difference between an acceptable intermediary relationship between a Canadian charity and a foreign charity or NGO (a…

T3010 – Canadian Charities – Please File your T3010 on time!

This article discusses the T3010 and the importance of filing it accurately and on time. Download Article

Lobbying and Canadian Non-Profits and Charities: To register or not to register

On July 2, 2008 the Lobbying Act came into force and many non-profits and charities are completely unaware of its existence or its effect on their…

Fundraising and Grantmaking from Canada – Legal Issues

Here is a copy of a powerpoint presentation Blumbergs recently delivered to a US 501(c)(3) on Fundraising and Grantmaking from Canada Here is a copy…