CRA Fundraising Consultation - One giant leap forward in guidance for Canadian registered charities
Published under Canadian Charity Law | Ethical Issues and Canadian Charities | Foreign Charities Operating in Canada | Planned Giving for Canadians | Avoiding Canadian 'Charity' Scams
In April 2008, CRA released a Consultation on proposed policy regarding fundraising by Registered Charities (RC4456-e) (“Fundraising Consultation”). This document is a relatively short six page overview, and CRA has recently provided charities with a more detailed document entitled “Background information for proposed policy on fundraising by Registered Charities” which is 29 pages (“Background Document”). The background document provides greater detail, further definitions of terminology and CRA’s positions on various points. In this article I will discuss the content of the Fundraising Consultation and Background Document, discuss and analyze the criticisms from others of these documents, and provide my own comments.