We’ve got a couple of recommendations for you this week:
The Canada Revenue Agency has just released the most recent issue of its reformatted Charities Connection electronic newsletter. The current issue features articles on current activities at the Charities Directorate, and helpful advice for registered charities in Canada. While it’s not exactly a page-turner, we believe it’s invaluable reading for all Canadian registered charities, and we commend it to you highly! You can read it here.
Thanks to a column by Cynthia J. Armour in the most recent issue of Charity Village‘s newsletter earlier this week, we were directed to a helpful, realistic, entertaining and informed guide to running fundraising special events. And even though it was written in 1989, 98% of its content is as relevant today as it was then. The resource, available as a free download, is the “Guide to Special Event Fundraising”, and it was written by fundraising guru Ken Wyman for the Voluntary Action Program at the Department of Canadian Heritage. It covers the field, from ethical considerations to event design and management – and it even includes an “event ability quiz” where you can score your organization’s capacity to take on (and sustain) a special fundraising event. You can find this marvelous document here.