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August 10, 2017

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CRA Announces Plan to Change Some Charity Business Numbers

Nicole K. D’Aoust, Natalie Cordiano

The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) recently announced that it will be changing the business numbers of all registered charities with internal divisions (i.e., registered charities that have a common business number with a head organization that governs them). This is...


CRA Releases New Video Guidance on the Use of Auctions by Charities

Brendan Burns

On July 31, 2017, the Canada Revenue Agency released two new videos from its gifting and receipting video series. The first video provides registered charities with guidance on the rules for issuing donation receipts at auctions. Specifically, the video offers...


Ethical, Legal and Equitable Duties in Fundraising

Lisa Goodfellow

There are a number of ethical, legal, and equitable rules that directors, officers, and employees of charities and not-for-profit organizations must follow. This article focuses in particular on persons engaged in fundraising roles and what they need to know to...


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