Tag: budget


Bracing for the budget impact

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Jul 2019

Bracing for the budget impact

By Terrance S. Carter, Barry W. Kwasniewski and Ryan M. Prendergast, Carters Professional Corporation Ontario’s 2019 budget may affect many nonprofit and charitable organizations across the province. Organizations expecting changes in their provincial funding arrangements need to know their specific rights and responsibilities.  Nonprofit boards of directors and leadership need to take a clear-headed and informed approach to resolve fiscal challenges. Proper planning and preparation...

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Going beyond grants: Alternative financing for your cash flow crunch

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Jun 2019

Going beyond grants: Alternative financing for your cash flow crunch

By Rebecca Waterhouse and Beth Coates, Canadian Alternative Investment Foundation (CAIF) Getting the credit you deserve as a nonprofit is not easy. Nonprofits have a hard time accessing the same financial tools that for-profit businesses routinely rely on to manage and scale operations. In 2019, the need for funds to stabilize cash flow is real; fundraising is increasingly precarious, grant funding can be piecemeal, and...

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Stronger together: Collective advocacy in changing times

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May 2019

Stronger together: Collective advocacy in changing times

By Cathy Taylor This is a disconcerting and uncertain time for the public benefit sector in Ontario. A change of government brings about changes that affect the environment in which our sector operates. From legislative and policy changes that affect our operations, like the nonprofit labour force and our financing, as well as changes impacting issues our sector cares deeply about: climate change, the arts,...

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Behind the numbers: Ontario Budget 2017

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May 2017

Behind the numbers: Ontario Budget 2017

Now that the dust has settled and the Budget bill is just finishing its trek through the legislative process, it’s time to look beyond the numbers and ask, what does Ontario Budget 2017 mean for the nonprofit sector? This is the first balanced Budget since the 2008-09 downturn and a Budget with the 2018 election clearly in its sights. As ONN noted it its budget...

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The Importance of Government Relations: The Green Budget Coalition

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Aug 2015

The Importance of Government Relations: The Green Budget Coalition

Ottawa, being the centre of the universe when it comes to the world of federal government relations, is abuzz with activity as stakeholders are preparing their engagement strategies and lobbying efforts leading up to the next federal election on October 19, 2015. I recently attended a government relations lunch hosted by a large Public Relations firm in Ottawa (to remain undisclosed) where I was offered...

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