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Are You Radicalizing the Norms of Recruitment?

Elaine Holding on April 6, 2016 in Advice for Charities

SB Partners’ annual Not-for-Profit series Think Camp returns on June 8, 2016! Read why not-for-profits should rethink their recruitment strategies.

Giving Tax Shelters

Richard Weber on December 15, 2014 in Advice for Charities

It’s the season for thinking about gifts and stores are busy with people completing their shopping. One present you won’t find in a mall however, are tax shelters presented as gifting schemes.

Charitable Donations - Ensuring Legitimacy

Richard Weber on October 27, 2014 in Advice for Charities

Charitable donations make all sorts of sense: they support worthy causes, donors can be eligible for tax write-offs and let’s face it, helping others makes us feel good.

Employer Health Tax for Registered Charities Changes as of January 1, 2014

Richard Weber on January 1, 2014 in Advice for Charities

Effective January 1, 2014, the amount of annual Ontario payroll that may be exempt from Employer Health Tax (EHT) is increased from $400,000 to $450,000. To better target EHT relief, the exemption is eliminated for private-sector employers with annual Ontario payrolls over $5 million. Registered charities, including those with payrolls over $5 million, continue to … Continued

Reducing Costs in the Finance Department Through Technology

Gregory Clarke on July 17, 2013 in Advice for Business Owners

I recently read an interesting report by Erik Dorr and Martijn Geerling about Taking Finance Transformation to the Next Level, and thought I would share some of their insights. All companies strive to be cost-effective in their operations. Most focus on centralized processing to minimize costs in these operations including many finance functions such as … Continued

Maintaining Charitable Status - T3010 Filings

Janice Pomerleau on January 23, 2013 in Advice for Charities

The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) has been targeting registered charities over the past couple of years and will continue to do so in the future. For many registered charities, the donations they receive are vital to continuing to deliver services and support to the communities they serve. In some cases, the key to receiving donations … Continued

Ontario’s Not-for-Profit Corporations Act, 2010 - Are You Ready?

Christine Mills on December 12, 2012 in Advice for Charities

The Ontario Not-for-Profit Corporations Act, 2010 (ONCA) comes into effect on January 1, 2013.  The Act applies to every non-share capital corporation that was previously governed by the Ontario Corporations Act, 2009.  There are special exceptions including insurance companies and companies with objects "in whole or in part of a social nature" (a “Social Corporation”), … Continued

New Disbursement Quota Rules for Registered Charities

SB Partners Admin on December 14, 2011 in Advice for Charities

The Federal budget of 2010 introduced changes to the disbursement quota rules for registered charities. In order to retain their charitable status, registered charities have to meet their disbursement quota. Prior to the 2010 budget, the disbursement quota was set at 80% of the total amount for which charitable tax receipts were issued in the … Continued

New Financial Reporting Landscape for Not-for-Profits

Christine Mills on March 30, 2011 in Advice for Charities

As we approach the end of March, most not-for-profit organizations are preparing for their year-end. This means a very busy time for organizations as they finalize their annual reporting and prepare for their annual general meetings. The end of this month also signals the beginning of a new financial reporting landscape for most not-for-profits. In … Continued