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Time for oversight of social investments?

We are, as I write this, on the cusp of RRSP season, and as usual at this time of year, many people are turning their minds to plans for their future financial security.  Early January, however, brought for some investors unfortunate news of the troubled state of the $95 million Church Extension Fund (CEF) run […]

Authors:

Peter Broder
Peter Broder is Policy Analyst and General Counsel at The Muttart Foundation in Edmonton, Alberta. The views expressed do not necessarily reflect those of the Foundation.
 

Some Nuances to Keep in Mind When Measuring Giving

We are all familiar with those who find themselves subject to public or media criticism responding with the old saw that what they did, or what they said, was “taken out of context.”  Sometimes there is merit to that complaint, sometimes not.  Usually, we associate being taken out of context with an individual or situation. […]

Authors:

Peter Broder
Peter Broder is Policy Analyst and General Counsel at The Muttart Foundation in Edmonton, Alberta. The views expressed do not necessarily reflect those of the Foundation.
 

Anti-spam Law May Snare Charities

Those of us who work for charities are probably as accustomed as anyone to getting unsolicited emails asking for funding or other support. Even in the occasional cases where these requests are genuine, rather than scams or trickery, the sender often hasn’t taken the time to even check if what’s being sought is within the […]

Authors:

Peter Broder
Peter Broder is Policy Analyst and General Counsel at The Muttart Foundation in Edmonton, Alberta. The views expressed do not necessarily reflect those of the Foundation.
 

School’s In: Students, Social Participation, Charities, and Law

Download this lesson plan as a PDF worksheet. To the Teachers Many current programs of studies require students to develop skills that enable them to become involved collaboratively in social action for the benefit of their communities and the world. This edition of School’s In examines non-profit and charitable organizations. In particular, how can the work of […]

Authors:

Lorine Sweeney
Lorine Sweeney, EdD is an educational speaker and writer with a background in curriculum and instruction.
 

Good Governance and Good Governors: A Model

Thousands of Albertans serve as governors of nonprofit organizations. About 19,000 nonprofit organizations provide a multitude of services throughout the province. Coming forward to serve as a director on a board of a nonprofit is a significant and challenging volunteer opportunity that can have a number of benefits for the volunteer, for the nonprofit, and […]

Authors:

Keith Seel
Keith Seel, MA is Director of the Institute for Nonprofit Studies at Mount Royal College in Calgary, Alberta.
 


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