Imagine Canada launched today their new Standards Program. It provides accreditation to certain charities and the standards focus on certain issues such as board governance; financial accountability & transparency, ethical fundraising, staff management; and volunteer involvement. .Charities should look at this voluntary program as it provides some very useful ideas, irrespective of whether one joins the initiative.
Here are the standards:
Here is the main page on the Imagine site:
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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.