CHARITY, POLITICS AND HUMAN RIGHTS ADVOCACY

Tuesday, May 26th, 2015

Today's blog was written by Adam Parachin, Associate Professor, University of Western Ontario. The CRA’s ongoing audits of political advocacy by charities have brought renewed media and other attention to the legal distinction between charity and politics. The audits have given rise to some unusual drama for the Canadian charitable sector, ...

A PICTURE IS WORTH A THOUSAND WORDS

Thursday, May 14th, 2015

My general philosophy on estate planning, particularly charitable gift planning, is to involve a client’s children in the discussion. I recognize that adopting this philosophy in some family situations may not always be appropriate. In general, though, transparency and participation in the process can go a long way to bridging ...

Focussing on the Different areas of the Brain can Influence the Outcome of a Decision

Monday, May 4th, 2015

At the national Canadian Associate of Gift Planner’s conference (April 22 to 24) in Halifax, the closing plenary speaker was Dr. James a professor at Texas Tech University.  He spoke about his research and how his studies have shown that changing how we ask questions can influence decision making and ...