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…

Legal Issues for Canadian Charities Conducting Foreign Activities and International Development

Here is a copy of a presentation I recently delivered to a number of Canadian charities in Ottawa entitled Legal Issues for Canadian Charities…

Global Philanthropy is Growing in Canada as World Shrinks

Here is a copy of my recent article Global Philanthropy Growing as World Shrinks which appeared in the CAGP Toronto 2008 Supplement Your Guide To…

Canadian charities foreign activities by country and region -2006 T3010 information

In these files we list every country and the individual Canadian charities that operate in those countries according to the 2006 T3010…

2008 Index of Global Philanthropy provides useful information for Canadians

The Hudson Institute Center for Global Prosperity discusses the role of the private sector, both for profit and non-profit “in the creation of…

Burma Cyclone May 2008- Canadian Aid groups need to be aware of sanctions relating to Burma

The recent Cyclone Nargis in Burma has killed many people and caused tremendous devastation.  Well-meaning Canadians should be careful to respond…

Planned Giving in a Global World – CAGP Annual Conference April 2008

Planned Giving in a Global World is my presentation at the CAGP national convention about Planned Giving by Canadian charities for projects outside…

Canadian Charities Spent More Abroad in 2006 Compared to Previous Years

April 3, 2008 - CRA has just released the latest T3010 information which is for the year 2006 and it shows another large increase in funds spent by…

Has the regulation of Canadian charities operating outside of Canada become increasingly burdensome?

I often read commentators talking about the ‘increased burden’ placed by Canada Revenue Agency on Canadian charities operating abroad or the…

Bequests in Canada: 16 Steps to Creating a Planned Giving Program

Here is a copy of a presentation I recently delivered on promoting bequests to charities.  As charities seek to diversify or increase revenue,…

Imagine Canada’s new Ethics Code: Imagining a more ethical sector

Imagine has revised its Code of Ethics (or Ethical Fundraising and Financial Accountability Code) and in this article I review the changes and…

Who Gives for Overseas Development: A UK study

Alliance Magazine has a summary of this UK article on Who Gives for Overseas Development? at…

Planned giving and International Development Charities in Canada

Many charities involved with international development and humanitarian relief are familiar with CIDA funding, major gifts, and direct mail. …

Canadian Charities and Foreign Activities – A presentation on the subject

Here is a copy of my presentation on the legal requirements for Canadian charities operating abroad. The presentation discussed CRA positions and…

Ethics and Canadian Charities that operate outside of Canada

Although the law, governance and ethics are closely intertwined there is little written about ethics of Canadian charities operating abroad. Here are…

Interesting Article on Governance and international alliances

I read a very interesting article by David O. Renz entitled “Reframing Governance”.  It appeared in Volume 13, Issue 4, Winter 2006 of The Nonprofit…