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Canada’s new anti-spam law, should charities be panicking?

Here is a quote from the Government of Canada’s website: Canada’s anti-spam legislation (CASL) does not apply to non-commercial activity. Political parties and charities that engage [...]

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Getting it Right: Consulting Projects

Getting it Right: Working Successfully with Consultants from Linda Rogers Bread and Roses Life, L. Rogers

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The Arts Consultant: planning for a useful consultancy

So you and/or your Board of Directors is planning a project that will involve the use of an outside consultant or consulting firm.  We’ve all seen consulting projects that have been [...]

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“Ends Justify the Means” Dilemmas in the Not-for-Profit Workplace

I have been thinking for some time about how we monitor and resolve ethical dilemmas in the non-profit workplace and how we could assure that public money is well-spent. In the not-for-profit and [...]

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Delegation # 1: Why managers are afraid of delegating.

The first in a small series on the management art of effective delegation. When you talk to unhappy employees and ask them what is wrong with their jobs or their relationship with managers,  [...]

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Good deeds with denim

The Chronicle of Philanthropy reported a new twist on casual Fridays. Some corporations are tying the right to wear jeans on Friday to a small contribution to an employee selected charity. Great [...]

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Canadian Corporations vow to continue charitable support

The big news in the recently released Trends report on philanthropic giving from Ketchum Canada, is that Canadian corporations intend to hold the line on their charitable giving this year. For [...]

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Grantwriting Basics — Grantwriting 101

There’s a lot about writing grant applications that crosses international borders and disciplines. I have written successful grant applications since about 1985 for projects as disparate as [...]

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Restoring trust in the charitable sector.

If the recently announced self-governing code of ethics proposed by Imagine Canada is not enough to restore confidence in the transparency of the Canadian charitable sector—and I don’t believe it [...]

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Self-policing code of ethics for Canada’s charitable sector announced

The Association of Professional Fundraisers is show below updating its professional code of ethics in 1964. More than 40 years later the Canadian Charitable sector is catching up! In the wake of [...]

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