I recently read a draft paper entitled Regulating Self-Regulation in the Charitable Sector: Innovation or Contradiction? by Susan D. Phillips, Professor and Director of the School of Public Policy and Administration at Carlton University.  It is very well written and thought provoking discussion of self-regulation of the non-profit and charitable sectors in Canada and the limitations and opportunities for self-regulation.

The article is at: http://www.anser-ares.ca/files/conf09/Phillips_ANSER2009.pdf