Tag: funding reform


Red tape: Reforming transfer payment agreements

21

Nov 2019

Red tape: Reforming transfer payment agreements

The nonprofit sector plays a vital role as an economic driver, employing about a million people in Ontario. As a sector, Ontario nonprofits receive less than half of their revenue from governments, which means they can leverage public investments – via earned income, donations, and volunteer contributions – into services that directly benefit the people of Ontario. ONN and the nonprofit sector have been advocating...

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Bracing for the budget impact

19

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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14

Aug 2018

How I spent my summer vacation

By Benjamin Miller The Ontario Nonprofit Network has been studying the way the government funds nonprofits through transfer payments for many years. I was brought on this summer as a research fellow to take a fresh look at these relationships. I started by reading through Ontario’s core policy statements like the Transfer Payment Accountability Directive and the Transfer Payment Operational Policy Agreement, and the government’s...

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ONN in conversation: Yes, government funding will get easier for nonprofits

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Dec 2016

ONN in conversation: Yes, government funding will get easier for nonprofits

Funding reform, arguably one of ONN’s most challenging policy files to-date, has the network working closely with government to reform the policies, practices, and procedures for how funding is provided to the sector. Funding, cited as a key barrier facing nonprofit organizations, is not only about the size and stability of dollars, but also the administrative requirements and how the funding flows. This, for now,...

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Ten things nonprofits want funders to know

17

Oct 2016

Ten things nonprofits want funders to know

ONN has heard a lot about what works and what doesn’t when it comes to funding. Through our policy work, and our outreach and engagement of our network and working groups of nonprofit leaders, we’ve heard from organizations of all sizes over the years from a variety of sectors and parts of Ontario. These ten things keep bubbling up. So, we’re sharing them here to...

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Admin Ratio Is a Poor Indicator of a Charity’s Effectiveness

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Nov 2015

Admin Ratio Is a Poor Indicator of a Charity’s Effectiveness

Originally posted by The Huffington Post Canada 9/17/2015 When we look at businesses for evaluation or investment, we first look at the results that the business has delivered, products sold, customers gained, profits generated, and the track record over time. If we are more sophisticated, we might look at other things such as marketing and operating margins, cost of sales, or revenues per employee to understand...

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