• Standard D6 Explained

    Why do recruitment and selection practices need to be objective and consistent? Ensuring that all potential employees are assessed based on the same criteria ensures that the process of recruiting and selecting employees is fair and professional.1 Criteria for selecting the appropriate candidate...

  • Standard C9 Explained

    Why is it important for all fundraising materials to include an organization’s address or other contact information? Fundraising materials including print or e-mail solicitations must include the organization’s address and / or other contact information to ensure that individuals who wish to learn...

  • Standard B12 Explained

    Why is it important for organizations to disclose details of the purpose and amount of payments made to board members or companies in which board members have an interest? Standard A19 of Section A: Board Governance states that no member of the board is entitled to receive, either directly or...

  • Standard A15 Explained

    Why is it important for Level 3 organizations to have a whistleblower policy? Whistleblower policies and procedures protect individuals who discover that an organization is engaged in illegal practices or conduct that goes against an organization’s policies or other governing documents. Ensuring...

  • The purchase of goods or services from a charity

    The purchase of goods or services from a charity is a commercial transaction, not a gift, and is therefore not eligible for a tax receipt. In certain circumstances, however (for example, when the purchaser pays more than the fair market value of the goods or services with the intention that the...

  • Artworks donated by the artist

    Artworks that are donated by the person who created them. Examples: Paintings, sculptures, jewellery, etc., produced by the artist. Artworks or cultural property donated by the artist are considered to be donated from the artist’s inventory. Inventory is normally valued at fair market value. In...

  • Standard D7 Explained

    Why is it important to give a letter of employment to all individuals who are offered a position? Although many organizations prefer to extend offers of employment in person or over the phone,1 a formal letter of employment allows an organization to clearly communicate its expectations to new...

  • Standard C10 Explained

    Definition: Finder’s Fees1 A fee paid to a third party for bringing together two or more people or companies in a business transaction, as in the borrowing or lending of money. In the fundraising context, a finder’s fee refers to the payment of a fee to a third party that is contingent upon...

  • Standard B13 Explained

    What are considered fundraising activities? The CRA considers any activity that involves asking for support to be fundraising, unless it satisfies The Substantially All Test.1 The Substantially All Test: If substantially all (90% or more) of an activity is not asking for support, the CRA...

  • Standard A16 Explained

    Why is it important for nonprofit and charitable organizations to hold at least two meetings with an unrestricted agenda? Board meetings are the most significant venue in which board members are made aware of and assess the activities of a charity or nonprofit.1 This standard recognizes that in...

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