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Canadians need to reverse troubling trend on charitable giving: editorial
  • Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
  • Canada
  • March 20 2013

While Canada, as a whole, is donating more, the number of individuals who are donating has decreased. Fewer charities are benefiting from the

AICD good governance principles and guidance for not-for-profit organisations
  • Clayton Utz
  • Australia
  • August 1 2013

The Australian Institute of Company Directors has prepared some principles and guidelines for NFP organisations designed to provide a practical

Not-for-profit law in Canada: what to expect in 2014
  • DLA Piper LLP
  • Canada
  • December 16 2013

Given the increasingly important role that the not-for-profit and charitable sector plays in Canada's social and economic fabric, it is not

Picking a corporate jurisdiction
  • Miller Thomson LLP
  • Canada
  • July 31 2013

In every province non-share corporations have the option to incorporate provincially or federally. In most jurisdictions in Canada an existing

CRA releases guidance on drafting charitable purposes
  • Miller Thomson LLP
  • Canada
  • July 31 2013

On July 25, 2013, CRA released a new Guidance, CG-019, entitled "How to Draft Purposes for Charitable Registration". This Guidance updates

What's your legacy?
  • Mills & Reeve LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • March 5 2014

Everyone hopes to leave some kind of legacy: an invention, wise words, a happy family. Some of us are fortunate enough to benefit from a legacy. The

The New York Non-Profit Revitalization Act of 2013 important changes affecting New York nonprofit entities and charitable trusts
  • Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
  • USA
  • February 24 2014

On December 18, 2013, New York adopted the Non-Profit Revitalization Act of 2013, which dramatically changed and updated New York laws affecting

Retirement community qualifies as a charity
  • Cozen O'Connor
  • USA
  • February 20 2014

A panel of the Commonwealth Court concluded that a continuing care retirement community qualified as an institution of purely public charity and was

Camp tax reform proposal includes changes for exempt organizations and charitable contributions
  • Steptoe & Johnson LLP
  • USA
  • February 27 2014

House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp (R-MI) released draft tax reform legislation on February 26. The proposal lowers the top individual

Charities Act 2013 takes effect: meaning of 'charity' clarified
  • Maddocks
  • Australia
  • February 28 2014

On 1 January 2014, the Charities Act 2013 (Cth) commenced. The Act introduces statutory definitions of 'charity' and 'charitable purpose' for the