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Management of Nonprofit and Charitable Organizations in Canada, 4th Edition

This is the only comprehensive resource that covers all aspects of management, for all types of nonprofit organizations and charities in Canada. Contributors are leaders in the charity and not-for-profit sector, from across Canada.
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Canada has one of the largest nonprofit sectors in the world. Over 170,000 organizations provide a vast array of services that affect the quality of life of almost every Canadian. As pressure to change and evolve intensifies, managers of nonprofit organizations face unique, ever-growing challenges to manage resources efficiently and effectively.

This new edition is the only comprehensive resource that covers all aspects of management, for all types of nonprofit organizations and charities in Canada. Each chapter is written by a contributor who is a leader in the charity and not-for-profit sector, from across Canada.

Discover the latest ideas and research on how to confidently manage:

  • Boards of directors – create a high-performance board with clearly defined roles and responsibilities
  • Executive leadership – build solid relationships with boards, staff, and stakeholders that lead to innovative and effective results
  • Legal issues – identify and minimize areas of liability for directors, officers, staff, and volunteers
  • Government and community relationships – understand why these important relations have changed in the past decade and how to thrive today
  • Resource development – combat donor fatigue with innovative, targeted programs
  • Planning – choose a strategic direction that will allow your organization to achieve its goals
  • Accountability and evaluation – conduct meaningful performance assessments that meet government requirements and provide relevant information to your organization
  • Money – avoid budgeting pitfalls, develop internal control systems to protect resources, and create financial reports that satisfy all stakeholders
  • People – help staff and volunteers to work together following human resources principles tailored to nonprofit organizations
  • Technology – learn how to find and implement the latest in information and communications technology designed for nonprofit organizations

New in This Edition

  • Scope of this new edition has been expanded and revised to include a new chapter on Indigenous considerations for a nonprofit organization
  • Updated case law, legislation and statistics, including commentary on Bill 154, which passed its third reading on November 1, 2017, and developments relating to the Anti-Terrorism Act and ensuring the charitable organizations are compliant
  • A new section on emerging opportunities that are engaging for executive directors
  • Expanded section and chart of legal rules that affect charities
Who Will Benefit
  • Managers of Charitable and nonprofit organizations, especially those who are new and need to learn how to manage all aspects of their organization
  • Lawyers and other consultants advising charitable and nonprofit organizations who need to know how to reduce exposure to risk and liability associated with day-to-day management and fundraising
  • Instructors of courses in management of charitable and nonprofit organizations who need a teaching resource that covers all the essential elements of managing nonprofit and voluntary organizations in Canada

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Table of contents

Chapter 1: Introduction: What Is So Special About the Management of Nonprofit Organizations? – Keith Seel, Bow Valley College & Vic Murray, University of Victoria
Chapter 2: Nonprofit Organizations in Canada– Michael H. Hall, YMCA of Greater Toronto
Chapter 3: Managing the Governance Function: Developing Effective Boards of Directors – Vic Murray, University of Victoria
Chapter 4: Executive Level Management in Nonprofit Organizations – Keith Seel, Bow Valley College
Chapter 5: The Legal Context of Nonprofit Management – Terrance S. Carter & Karen J. Cooper
Chapter 6: Government and Community Relations – Kathy L. Brock, Queen's University
Chapter 7: Resource Development Basics – Andrea McManus, ViTreo Group, Calgary
Chapter 8: Planning and Organizing for Results – Thea Vakil, University of Victoria
Chapter 9: On Impact: Emerging Challenges of Evaluation for Canada's Nonprofit Sector – Susan D. Phillips & Victoria Caplan, Carleton University
Chapter 10: Financial Management in Nonprofit Organizations – Carolyn Bodnar-Evans, Canadian Partnership Against Cancer
Chapter 11: Managing the Human Dimension in Nonprofit Organizations: Paid Staff and Volunteers – Agnes Meinhard, Ryerson University
Chapter 12: Optimizing the Potential for Information and Communications Technology in Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Organizations – Yvonne D. Harrison, Luther College at the University of Regina
Chapter 13: Social Accounting – Laurie Mook, Arizona State University