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Non-Profit Organizations & Charities

Sometimes a group of people want to organize for a purpose. This purpose could be for the good of society in general. Groups organizing for the public good come in many different shapes and forms. They can be anything from a group of neighbours who decide to get together to clean up their local park to large institutions such as the Canadian Red Cross. These types of groups can become charitable non-profits and registered charities. Other times people may want to organize for the benefit of a segment of society. Sports groups, activity clubs, dance groups, daycares, and service groups are examples of these types of groups. These types of groups can become membership non-profits. For each type of organization there are rules about creating, governing and running that type of organization.

Non-Profits

You may want to set up a non-profit or you may already be involved in a non-profit. In either case an understanding of the laws that govern non-profits is important.

Charities

Registered charities have certain rights and obligations.

Volunteers

Many organizations rely on volunteers to assist them in carrying out their mission but it is important that both organizations and volunteers understand their rights and responsibilities.

Finances

Many people who are part of groups or organizations are not accountants. However, even lay people need to understand some accounting basics to properly run an organization.

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