United States Examining Tax Breaks for Charities, Will Canada follow?

The bad economic times, the war in Iraq and increasingly worsening socio-economic situation in the US is having some Democrats and Republicans wonder…

Redeemer Foundation v. M.N.R. (F.C.A.)- Federal Court agrees with CRA on audit powers with charities

This case dealt with whether the Charities Directorate of CRA requires judicial authorization to request certain information from a registered…

2008 Global Philanthropy Forum Videos Available online

The Global Philanthropy Forum is presented by the World Affairs Council of Northern California.  The 2008 title was “Human Security, Human…

Canada Not-for-profit Corporations Act (NFPC) – New Act if passed will affect Canadian charities

It looks like Industry Canada will be making a second attempt to pass a new federal non-profits act to replace the Canada Corporations Act.  It…

Your Guide to Charitable Giving and Estate Planning by CAGP Greater Toronto Roundtable 2008

Here is Your Guide to Charitable Giving and Estate Planning produced by the CAGP Greater Toronto Roundtable 2008.  It was inserted in the Globe…

Applicants for Charitable Status in Canada with foreign activities need to provide detailed info

The Canada Revenue Agency has recently been sending out a new form letter to some applicants for charitable registration which appear to have foreign…

Blumbergs Canadian Charity Law List – May 2008 – Burma, Flow-Through Share donations, volunteers,etc

Here is a copy of the Blumbergs Canadian Charity Law List - May 2008 with articles on subjects such as the Burma Cyclone and Sanctions, Flow-Through…

How Much does Canada and the Richest Countries Help Africa?

A recent report entitled “The Commitment to Development Index for Africa: How Much do the Richest Countries Help the Poorest Continent? is well…

CCIC 2008 AGM in Ottawa and Official Development Assistance Accountability Act (better aid bill)

I am just back from the 2008 AGM of the Canadian Council for International Co-operation.  It was awe inspiring to see some of the wonderful work…

Donation of Medicines by Canadian Pharmaceutical Companies to the Developing World

The Canadian Federal Budget, delivered in March 2007, provided an additional tax incentive to Canadian pharmaceutical companies to provide drugs to…

Who Gives for Overseas Development: A UK study

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

CRA’s 10 reasons why an application for Canadian charitable status will not be successful

The CRA recently posted their top ten list of why applications for charitable status will not be successful.  It was placed in a Consultation…

Review of Making a Difference in Africa – Advice from Experienced Grantmakers

This interesting book provides lots of insights into grantmaking in Africa.…

Interesting Article on Creating High-Impact Non-profits and Charities

There is a high-level thought-provoking article entitled “Creating High-Impact Nonprofits” By Heather McLeod Grant & Leslie R. Crutchfield that…

How much charitable giving actually supports the most needy?

How much charitable giving actually supports the most needy?I recently read this article on a study commissioned by Google.org which shows that in…

International Charitable Activities: A Canadian Perspective

The website GlobalPhilanthropy.ca assists Canadian individuals, non-profits and charities to conduct foreign activities including international…

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…

My Holiday Reading

I am going to read “Making a Difference in Africa: Advice from Experienced Grantmakers” by Rob Buchanan and Jayne Booker.  If I have…

Good intentions not enough with global philanthropy

Inc. Magazine recently wrote an article entitled “Everybody Wants to Save the World: But when you start a charity overseas, good intentions…

Toronto Star article “Half of GTA foreign-born”

The Toronto Star on December 4, 2007 had an article discussing recent Statistics Canada data.  The Star noted that “The immigration…

Blumbergs Canadian Charity Law List – December Edition

Here is my December 2007 newsletter for those interested in charities and non-profits.The December issue is a little early to highlight our new…

CRA Issues Notice of Suspension to International Charity Association Network

http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/newsroom/releases/2007/nov/nr071129-e.htmlNews release CRA Issues Notice of Suspension to International Charity…

Press Release for GlobalPhilanthropy.ca

Don’t Laugh - here is a press release for the launch of GlobalPhilanthropy.ca!NEWS RELEASEFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 28 2007Contact:…

Planned Giving in a Global World – CAGP National Conference in Vancouver- April 2008

I will be in Vancouver talking about “Planned Giving in a Global World” in April 2008 at the CAGP annual conference.Here is the blurb:…