Fundraising Regulation and Compliance in Canada for Registered Charities
February 3, 2022
Description / Summary
Many Canadian charities fundraise. In total fundraising brings in over $20 billion for Canadian charities every year. Through the dedicated work of volunteers, staff and consultants many Canadian charities fundraise to have resources to conduct their charitable activities. While fundraising is vitally important for the charity sector, fundraising practices of some charities have received regulatory and public scrutiny.
This course will focus on:
Why does CRA have a fundraising guidance and what is fundraising?
When is fundraising not acceptable?
Some of CRA’s key concerns including:
Sole‐source fundraising contracts
Non‐arm's length fundraising contracts
Fundraising initiatives that are not well‐documented
Fundraising merchandise purchases that are not at arm's length, not at fair market value, or not purchased to increase fundraising revenue
Commission‐based fundraiser remuneration
Misrepresentations in fundraising solicitations or in disclosures about fundraising or financial performance