Archive for the ‘Philanthropy/Charitable Giving’ Category

Time Matters in Philanthropy

Monday, December 5th, 2016

SickKids Foundation's year-end giving campaign has generated a lot of attention for its gripping "Vs" spots. Skillfully edited, the ad borrows fight, hip-hop and adventure movie imagery to dramatize the plight of the hospital’s young patients.  This campaign is highly effective and a great example of visceral, urgent annual fundraising.  ...

Estate Donations & Non-Qualifying Securities

Monday, November 14th, 2016

Since the announcement of the “estate donation” rules in the 2014 Federal Budget, there have been a number of amendments that have addressed sector concerns and drafting errors.   One unintended consequence in the original estate donation provisions relates to gifts of private company shares. At the June 2015 STEP conference in ...