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This blog was originally posted on the Manning Elliott website, and written by Patrick Chan and Brandon Kelley.


Within Part III of the Handbook - Accounting Standards for Not-for-Profit Organizations, Section 4410 provides guidance on revenue recognition for contributions which are non-reciprocal transfers to an NPO, the most common example being government funding.

Contributions are Classified Into Three Different Types

i) Restricted Contributions

Externally imposed stipulations that specify how the resources or assets must be used.

ii) Endowment Contributions

Externally imposed stipulations...

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The most important benefit that Canadian registered charities receive is the ability to issue "official donation receipts." When a donation is made to a charity, the charity has the ability to issue a donation receipt which will be tax-deductible to the donor.

Although a charity is not legally required to issue a donation receipt, it usually does so as an incentive to donors. The charity must issue receipts with very specific information.

The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) suggests that registered charities issue receipts by the last day of February of the calendar year that follows the year of...

From our Vantage Point: Podcast for not-for-profit leaders, board members, managers and staff

This month, speaker and thought leader, Daryl Hatton discusses the emerging not-for-profit trends in digital fundraising and what organizations can do to stay on top and innovate.

From our Vantage Point: Podcast for not-for-profit leaders, board members, managers and staff

Esther Jang, Senior Consultant with Global Philanthropic, returns as a podcast guest to share her passion for planned giving as a key fund development strategy. Whether you are new to this form of giving, or keen to understand it better – this is the podcast for you! Listen in, to learn what planned giving is all about. Discover how to create a truly donor-centred approach and integrate planned giving strategy with major gift cultivation.

Recruiting fundraising champions to help your not-for-profit organization find funding and build relationships with funders.

In fundraising, as in life, I have learned that different paths may often lead to unexpected and rewarding results. I once met a couple who got lost and ended up on a remote road leading to the college campus where I worked. This began a journey that lead to a multi-year major gift from their family foundation. I was very glad they took that path!

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