About

I have been working in the nonprofit sector since the early eighties, mostly in a leadership capacity. With the exception of a three and a half year stint working for the provincial government most of this time has been spent working with charities with an annual budget of 10 million dollars or less. I have a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from University of Calgary, a Master of Science in Strategic Fundraising and Philanthropy from Bay Path College and a Master of Business Administration from California Southern University. I realize that an annual budget of ten million dollars is an arbitrary cut off to describe a charity as a “small charity” but I think charities in this size have some unique challenges that are a little different from charities who work on an international or global scale. These charities need to be agile and creative to remain sustainable and competitive. In the nonprofit sector we don’t always think being competitive is a good thing but the reality is there according to the Canada Revenue Agency there are over 86,000 registered charities in Canada. Most of these organizations do important and admirable work, but the reality is you do not work, volunteer or sit on the board for all of these charities, your responsibility is furthering the ability of fulfilling the mandate of the charity that you are passionate about. The posts in this blog will focus on some of the tactics and strategies a small or local charity can employ to ensure that it remains competitive and sustainable.
If you want to learn a little more about me you can check me out on the social media feeds listed below:
Twitter https://twitter.com/LarryMathieson
Instagram http://instagram.com/#larrymathieson
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Canada Revenue Agency http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/ebci/haip/srch/advancedsearchresult-eng.action?n=&b=&q=&s=registered&d=&e=+&c=&v=+&o=&z=&g=+&t=+&y=+&p=1

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