The UK Charity Commission has published an interesting report entitled Charities Back on Track 2008-09 which looks at various investigations involving UK charities and “financial mismanagement, trustee duties and responsibilities, vulnerable beneficiaries, and inappropriate political activities and campaigning.” The number of serious incidents has increased - perhaps an indication of better reporting rather than increased misbehaviour. As in Canada it is only a small number of chariites who are comitting serious misconduct - however, the damage that those few charities can cause to the sector can be substantial.
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For the actual report see:
Mark Blumberg is a lawyer at Blumberg Segal LLP in Toronto, Ontario. To find out more about legal services that Blumbergs provides to Canadian charities and non-profits please visit http://www.canadiancharitylaw.ca or http://www.globalphilanthropy.ca He can be contacted at or at 416-361-1982.
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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.