Mega-Charities: the 100 Largest Charities in Canada

I am working on a major paper currently entitled, Mega-Charities and All the Rest: Money, Power, Folk Lore, and Transformation. It will include research and data about the revenue sources of charities in Canada and, drawing upon CRA data will provide a comprehensive look at all the ways charities fund raise. The paper will include revenue … Continue reading Mega-Charities: the 100 Largest Charities in Canada

Competition and Duplication are not Evil

One of our Edmonton-based sector thought leaders, Liz O’Neill, is known for saying something like: “Non-profits are expected to collaborate in the morning and compete for resources in the afternoon.” She’s right of course, but are we truly trying to understand what she is saying and how to address this contradiction in our work as … Continue reading Competition and Duplication are not Evil

Are There Too Many Non-Profits in Alberta Duplicating Service? (2012 UPDATE)

|Download Report| A couple years ago I published a short piece called “Are There Too Many Non-Profit Organizations in Alberta Duplicating Services?” which attempted to increase the public’s understanding of the make-up of the voluntary sector while also challenging the facile notion that so many of society’s problems would be solved if non-profits stopped all … Continue reading Are There Too Many Non-Profits in Alberta Duplicating Service? (2012 UPDATE)