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January 17, 2008

How much charitable giving actually supports the most needy?

How much charitable giving actually supports the most needy?

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Topics: News

January 12, 2008

International Charitable Activities: A Canadian Perspective

Topics: News

January 04, 2008

Ethics and Canadian Charities that operate outside of Canada

Although the law, governance and ethics are closely intertwined there is little written about ethics of Canadian charities operating abroad. Here are some links that may be of assistance to Canadian charities that operate outside of Canada to understand some of the ethical issues that they may have to deal with.

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December 20, 2007

My Holiday Reading

I am going to read “Making a Difference in Africa: Advice from Experienced Grantmakers” by Rob Buchanan and Jayne Booker.  If I have time I will be looking at “Taking Philanthropy Seriously: Beyond Noble Intentions to Responsible Giving” edited by William Damon and Susan Verducci.

Topics: News

December 06, 2007

DISASTER GRANTMAKING:  A Practical Guide for Foundations and Corporations revised by COF

This European Foundation Centre and the Council on Foundations guide on Disaster Grantmaking sets out principles of good disaster management for charities, foundations and corporations.

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December 05, 2007

Good intentions not enough with global philanthropy

Topics: News | Global Giving

December 04, 2007

Toronto Star article “Half of GTA foreign-born”

Topics: News

November 29, 2007

CRA Issues Notice of Suspension to International Charity Association Network

November 28, 2007

Press Release for GlobalPhilanthropy.ca

Don’t Laugh - here is a press release for the launch of GlobalPhilanthropy.ca!

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Topics: News

November 28, 2007

Planned Giving in a Global World - CAGP National Conference in Vancouver- April 2008

I will be in Vancouver talking about “Planned Giving in a Global World” in April 2008 at the CAGP annual conference.

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Topics: News

November 27, 2007

Resources and Links for Canadian Charities conducting Foreign Activities

Here are some handy resources and links for Canadian Charities conducting activities outside of Canada. 

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November 26, 2007

Seymour Schulich and Philanthropy Quotes

I have included some interesting quotes on philanthropy from Seymour Shulich, a prominent Toronto businessperson and philanthropist, who recently gave $20 million to the Technion in Israel, including “I learned from a prominent Torontonian that money is like fertilizer: If you pile it up, it stinks, and if you spread it around, you can grow some beautiful things.”

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Topics: News

November 23, 2007

Thanks to The Wire

Thank you Jon and Gabriela for setting up this website in two days.

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Topics: News

November 23, 2007

Recent Globe & Mail article on compliance problems with Canadian disaster relief charities

The Globe & Mail recently wrote about Canada Revenue Agency audits of Canadian charities involved in disaster relief including the tsunami. The large number of charities that were non-compliant amongst the CRA sample will not improve the public’s confidence in the international development sector.

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Topics: News | Global Giving

November 23, 2007

Interesting Pictures from Bolivia

Topics: News

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