Canada's disbursement quota changes could mean billions in extra grants. Why don't smaller charities care?

Overworked staff and the abstract nature of the disbursement quota are some of the reasons why smaller organizations aren’t closely following Canada’s DQ debate.

Why It Matters

The needs of philanthropic organizations with multimillion dollar annual disbursements are very different from a small charity with a handful of staff – yet the former dominates consultation requests, the narrative, and committee meetings on disbursement quota changes.

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