Sunday, June 5, 2011

Awards announced for best annual reporting in Ontario charity sector

Voluntary Sector Reporting Awards also releases best practices guide for charities

Donors, funders and boards are all looking for more transparency and good governance. Now, Ontario charities can give them that and more by entering their Annual Report in the Voluntary Sector Reporting Awards (VSRA). The VSRAs, created by the CA-Queen's Centre for Governance in partnership with the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario and sponsored by PwC, annually recognize the Ontario’s best non-profit Annual Reports.

 
The VSRAs are open to registered charities that produce annual reports in Ontario. Organizations compete in three categories based on revenue size – up to $1 million, from $1 million to $10 million, and more than $10 million – as well as a separate category for national and international not-for-profits with head offices in Ontario.

 
Last year’s winners in the four categories were:
  • National or international NPO headquartered in Ontario: World Vision Canada
  • Total revenues over $10 million (tie): Canadian Paraplegic Association Ontario & United Way Toronto
  • Total revenues over $1 million but below $10 million: Kingston Literacy & Skills
  • Total Revenues of under $1 million: Sarnia Lambton “Rebound” - A Program for Youth

The winners in each category will receive $5,000. Charities that are organizations whose principal activities are run by or for municipalities, universities, hospitals or school boards are not eligible.

  
Entry is simple and free. Winners in each category will receive a $5,000 prize. Everyone who enters get free information about best practices. Nominations close July 31st. More information is available online at http://www.annualreportaward.ca/.

 
Best Practices in Charity Annual Reporting

Now, charities everywhere can learn how to turn their Annual Report into a powerful engagement tool for free. The Voluntary Sector Reporting Awards have published a new guide to annual reporting called Best Practices in Charity Annual Reporting. The report is free at the VSRA website -- http://www.annualreportaward.ca/.

  
Get more information:

CA-Queen's Centre for Governance

Queen's School of Business

Phone: 613-533-3254

Email: vsra2011@business.queensu.ca


 

 

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