Burlington charity law session added for October 21, 2010 with Mark Blumberg

September 02, 2010 | By: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) Mark Blumberg
Topics: News, Canadian Charity Law

Burlington, ON – October 21 (click here for the full brochure)

Join us on October 21 for two new Fundraising Guidance and Receipting Workshops in Burlington!

Burlington Golf & Country Club 422 North Shore Boulevard East, Burlington

Understanding CRA’s Fundraising Guidance and More (9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.) - $25
In June 2009, Canada Revenue Agency released new guidelines regarding fundraising. Charity lawyer Mark
Blumberg will review the Fundraising Guidance as well as explore key compliance and standards issues. By
the end of this workshop you will learn:
? CRA’s rules on appropriate allocation of fundraising expenses and new transparency, accountability
and disclosure requirements that have been introduced for Canadian charities;
? about fundraising ratios and how they may affect your choice of fundraising methods;
? the consequences of inappropriate fundraising including director and officer liability;
? the other 10 top legal compliance issues registered charities need to understand.

The Dos and Don’ts of Charitable Receipting (1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.) - $25
Did you know that 89% of registered charities were found to be improperly issuing official donation receipts
when audited by CRA? Join Mark Blumberg as he discusses charitable receipting and how to make sure that
your charitable status is not jeopardized. Following the session, you will be able to answer these questions
and many more:
? when is your charity allowed to issue official donation receipts and for how much?
? what is split receipting and how does it affect your galas, golf tournaments and other fundraisers?
? what are the top receipting mistakes and abuses and how do you avoid them?

See further details at:  http://www.capacitybuilders.ca/clip/documents/BrochureTemplate-Mark-Burlington.pdf

Do you require legal advice with respect to Canadian or Ontario non-profits or charities?


Charity Lawyer Mark Blumberg

Mark Blumberg is a partner at the law firm of Blumberg Segal LLP in Toronto and works almost exclusively in the areas of non-profit and charity law.

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