Pros & Cons of Charitable Status by Graham Boyce, MAS VC

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“To be a charity or not?” is a dilemma that many organisations face. Unfortunately, they often do not think through the answer sufficiently. Many just apply for charitable status without understanding what might be involved and, particularly, what the downside might be. The reality is that being a charity means, among other issues: Much stricter […]

Risk Management by Chris Govern

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  Today I want to focus on the role of the board in risk management.  All boards must have an understanding of the key risks in the organization and how those risks are managed. The Board should start by demonstrating good risk management through appropriate governance practices, including effective oversight. Beyond that, the role of […]

What a 2019 non-profit marketing skills student learns.

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I regularly meet with people looking to make a career change or with students who are eager to chart a career path in the charitable sector. It’s not surprising as with over 170,000 non-profits in Canada, employing over 2 million people (not including volunteers) the sector is a vibrant, innovative and often rewarding place to […]