Category: Taxation & Fundraising

January 16, 2019

Need some help finding sponsors and/or donors for your upcoming golf tournaments or other events for 2019?

With golf season and other outdoor events beginning over the next few months, I would like to share some information with you regarding the difference between a sponsor, donor, and gift in Kind, as some nonprofit organizations I have met with still require some clarity around this. Sponsorship –Where a business gives cash or other […]

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June 8, 2018

Is it Time to Hire a Consultant?

I don’t normally do this, as I like to create as much of my own content as I can to share with my clients, prospects, and monthly Blog audience; however, I read an article last month by the Champion Group, a fundraising consultant business in Birmingham Alabama, that I just had to connect with and […]

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August 16, 2017

Leaving A Legacy

The dictionary would define Legacy as a gift or a bequest, that is handed down, endowed or conveyed from one person to another. It is something descendible one comes into possession of that is transmitted, inherited or received from a predecessor. The idea of leaving a legacy is the need or the desire to be […]

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November 3, 2016

Tax deductions on political donations

I thought with the US election nearing, I would do some investigation about the difference between donating to a Canadian political party versus an American political party. Here is some information I found: Canada’s federal election finance laws put limits on contributions to political parties and candidates. Only individuals — not corporations or trade unions […]

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May 11, 2016

Impact Giving

On April 26, 2016 I had the privilege of attending a seminar put on by Mike Skrypnek for Operation Eyesight on income tax and estate tax reduction. Mike is an author of three books on business and philanthropy, including his most recent “Big Impact Giving”, and is an expert in guiding families in their personal […]

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December 9, 2015

Tax Implications of Donating Personally versus Corporately

Many people may not be aware, but approximately 75% of donors are individuals – and although big business, foundations and government play a big role in supporting nonprofits, the majority of donors to various causes are individual people like you and me. I was reading an article by Kim Drever, MNP Tax Advisor, from February […]

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May 2, 2013


Charitable donation – A corporation may deduct the eligible amount of a gift up to 75% of net income, plus 25% of certain taxable capital gains, and 25% of any capital cost recapture – A charitable tax deduction can be carried forward for a period of five years – Charitable receipt will no longer have […]

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April 4, 2013

Charitable Donations & Personal Taxes for 2012

If any “advantage” was received (compensation or other benefits) in return for the donation (e.g., tickets, meals), the eligible gift for purposes of the donation claim is reduced by the value of the advantage received. The tax credit for the first $200 of donations in Alberta is at the lowest personal tax rate, and the […]

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