Article “Greater transparency needed in China’s charity sector”

Here is an interesting article on transparency in the Chinese charitable sector. “Charities will lose public credibility without…

Charity Central’s Road to Accountability has good resources on transparency and accountability

Charity Central, based in Edmonton, has released a series of resources entitled Road to Accountability to help Canadian charities deal with the…

CBC report on Canadian Cancer Society -thoughts on transparency, media coverage, + fundraising costs

The CBC recently prepared a short segment on the Canadian cancer society.  Here are a few comments on the issue. I will update this page over…

Transparency and Accountability – great quote from the Charity Commission of England and Wales

Here is a great quote from Sam Younger, chief executive of the Charity Commission, that Canadian charities should think about. “I hope that, over the…

Charity Navigator to revamp rating system to emphasize transparency and accountability

The US organization Charity Navigator is in the process of revamping its rating system of charities to provide more information and weight to the…

Charity Transparency improved in Israel With Launch Of GuideStar Israel – search in 3 languages

GuideStar Israel is being beta tested.  It will provide a combination of government and NPO information on non-profits in Israel.  It is…

Blumberg Segal LLP’s submission on C-470 compensation Bill – enough red herrings, more transparency

The House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance asked a number of organizations and individuals to submit one-page submissions on Bill…

Submission “Canadians demand more transparency in non-profit and charitable sector”

Here is a Pre-Budget Submission to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance entitled “Canadians demand more transparency in…

CRA announces funding to help Canadian charities on fundraising, transparency and false receipting

The Honourable Keith Ashfield, Minister of National Revenue, announced today contribution funding for seven new projects dealing with fundraising,…

Canadian charities understanding accountability, transparency and evaluation – helpful document

If you are trying to understand how accountability, transparency and evaluation apply to your Canadian charity this document from One World Trust…

Free Seminar on Transparency and Effectiveness in the Charitable Sector – ICFO

This seminar in Kitchener looks very interesting and I will hopefully be able to make it.  It is of the International Committee on Fundraising…

Bill C-470: Transparency, salary capping or knee-capping for the charitable sector?

Here is an article by Andy Levy-Ajzenkopf in CharityVillage on Bill C-470 http://www.charityvillage.com/cv/archive/acov/acov10/acov1012.asp Here is…

Transparency – What can the Charities Directorate of CRA disclose about registered charities?

The Income Tax Act (Canada) sets tremendous limits on the ability of CRA to disclose information about Canadian charities.  Essentially, the…

Report on combatting abuse of non-profit organizations for terrorism-need transparency in NPO sector

Here is an interesting report from the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) on COMBATING THE ABUSE OF NON-PROFIT ORGANISATIONS International Best…

Completed T3010B is now available online at the CRA website – great tool for transparency

I am so excited and it is not that I am going away on vacation today for a week.  The new T3010B Registered Charity Information Return, which is…

“Transparency and accountability are crucial for NGOs” Op Ed Piece from Oxfam UK

Here is an OP ED piece by the finance director of Oxfam UK.  There is also a response from the UK TaxPayers’ Alliance in the comments…

Charity Law Information Program (CLIP) – Annotated T3010B Registered Charity Information Return

Here is a copy of the Annotated T3010B  from CLIP.  It will be updated periodically to include different information from different…

Canadian Charities and Transparency

I recently read a short article by Adam Rothwell of Intelligent Giving in the UK.  He argues that UK charities are not very transparent.  I…

Canada Revenue Agency publishes sample T3010B and sample financial statements – very helpful

The CRA has just published a sample: T3010B, Registered Charity Information Return, with accompanying forms and financial statements.  This will…

Sample Financial Statement for Canadian Charity on CRA website

If you are looking for a sample financial statement for a Canadian charity CRA has just published one of their website.  Every Canadian charity…

T3010A and T3010B CRA forms now saveable and fillable

CRA just advised that certain T3010 forms on their Charities and Giving Web site, have been improved so that they are now saveable in addition to…