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Google Wins GDPR Decision

The European Union’s top court (European Court of Justice) has ruled that Google only needs to remove links for its search results in Europe, not elsewhere.  The background to this is that the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) requires all websites operating in the EU to respond to a request to erase search listings for […]

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Paid Board Members Get a T4

In a previous tip I pointed out that if you paid a board member you had to report this income. I have had a number of questions about this and I want to clarify the reporting.  A board member gets a T4 for the amount of directors’ fees they receive. They do not get a […]

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When Would You Pay a Volunteer?

Surprisingly, I get asked this question from time to time. Being a natural smart ass, my first response would be: never, because then you don’t have a volunteer anymore. Duh.  There is a difference between paying someone and reimbursing them for the expenses that they incur when doing board business.  Each group should set a […]

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What Makes a Volunteer Stay on the Board?

Many non-profit organizations have a hard time getting enough good board members. So of course they would prefer if their board members stayed for as long as the term limit policy allows. My opinion is that a board member will stay on a board if they feel like they are accomplishing something worthwhile.  Everyone has […]

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Confidentiality Chart

If your organization has confidential information, then you have a legal obligation to protect this information. I have prepared a chart to make this easy. The chart has columns with the following headings: confidential information, how are we protecting it, who can see it, consent, storage and disposal. This chart is also available in my […]

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Painless Financial Training Group Inc. with Debi Peverill

Understand Financial Stuff, Painlessly