“Second Thoughts: Why I Changed My Mind About Philanthropy and Public Policy” by David Callahan

David Callahan, is the editor of Inside Philanthropy, and he is one the top progressive experts on philanthropy in the US.  His article "Second…

Blumbergs’ Canadian Charity Sector Snapshot 2015

We have just released our Blumbergs' Canadian Charity Sector Snapshot 2015. Lots of interesting statistics and information on the Canadian…

Australian charity commission to crack down on inappropriate political activities by charities

This recent article in The Guardian entitled Charity regulator to crack down on political advocacy after complaints discusses how…

Charity Commission case report on charity political activity AND funding non-charity

The Charity Commission has released a case report that deals with political activities of a UK charity and also its funding of a non-charity.…

The second best Canadian registered charity transparency tool has been improved

In August 2016 we launched a website to improve transparency on Canadian registered charities.  It is at www.charitydata.ca  We have just made a…

CRA’s Report on the Charities Program – useful information on the Canadian charity sector

The CRA released a report today entitled Report on the Charities Program.  It has lots of useful information on the charity sector, regulation…

CRA closes consultation on political activities with a press release

The CRA has recently completed a 2 1/2 month consultation with Canadians on the ability of Canadian charities to conduct political…

Recording available for CCLA webinar by Mark Blumberg on CRA’s political activities consultation

Mark Blumberg recently presented a webinar for the Canadian Charity Law Association (CCLA) to discuss CRA’s consultation on political…

Deadline for CRA consultation submissions on political activities extended

CRA recently announced that the deadline for online submissions for its political activities consultation has been extended to December 14th,…

Some basic questions charities should ask if they are considering political activities

If your charity is considering conducting political activities here are some basic questions you might want to ask: What are the charity’s…

Mark Blumberg’s article “CRA consultation on political activities – to submit or not to submit?”

I recently wrote an article for Hilborn entitled "CRA consultation on political activities – to submit or not to submit?"  Here is the…

An ICN Webinar – CRA Regulations and the Political Activities of Charities

I am pleased to be co-presenting to the ICN a webinar on "CRA Regulations and the Political Activities of Charities". Here is the blurb on it: An ICN…

Blumbergs’ Snapshot of the Ontario Charity Sector 2014 – focus on Ontario registered charities

We are proud to present the Blumbergs’ Snapshot of the Ontario Charity Sector 2014.  The data subset used is the CRA's…

CCLA Webinar to discuss the CRA’s new consultation on political activities with Mark Blumberg

As many know the CRA has launched a consultation on political activities by Canadian charities.  The Canadian Charity Law Association will…

Charities Directorate Political Activities Education and Information Plan

As part of the CRA focus on political activities the CRA did some educational activities and awareness raising about the rules for Canadian charities…

CRA Q&A on Charity Sector regulation and political activities

Here is a CRA Questions and Answers on Charity Sector regulation and political activities from 2012 that was obtained through access to…

Draft CRA Communications Strategy in January 2013 on charities and political activities

Here is the Draft CRA Communications Strategy from January 2013 on charities and political activities. The comms strategy discusses CRA's…

Imagine Canada’s Sector Monitor on Political Activities by Canadian charities 2016

Imagine Canada has put out a very interesting report on a survey of Canadian charities and their answers relating to political activities.…

CRA critical path, process + performance measurement framework for charity political activity audits

Here is a copy of a few documents from the Charities Directorate dealing with the political activities audit conducted by the CRA.   CRA…

CRA launches consultation on political activities by Canadian registered charities

The CRA today launched its political activity consultation.  It reinforces the importance of charities being engaged in the political process.…

CRA to launch consultation on charities and political activities

The CRA has issued a media advisory that the "Honourable Diane Lebouthillier, Minister of National Revenue, will launch public consultations to…

CRA analysis of charities that disclosed on T3010 they did political activities

We recently obtained a copy of the CRA analysis of charities that disclosed on the T3010 they did political activities.  In a note…

CRA Assessment of Political Activities Audit Program against Oct 2012 Compliance Framework

Last week we posted the CRA Compliance Framework for Files with Identified Political Activities. Now here is the draft CRA Assessment of…

Modernizing charity law in Canada is for now a Pandora’s box

The Liberal Government has made some noises about modernizing charity law.  Who could be opposed to modernization?  As there is no idea as…