I love Christmas music. My absolute favorites are Thistlehair the Christmas Bear by Alabama and anything by Boney M (Although our recent rendition of “The Twelve Days of PLE Christmas” is right up there). I’ve been listening to Christmas music since the end of November so the lyrics have had time to sink in. I was thinking about one particular part in Santa Claus is Coming to Town:
He’s making a list
And checking it twice;
Gonna find out who’s naughty or nice
Santa Claus is coming to town
Even though Santa can fly around the whole world in a sleigh pulled by reindeer, he still has to make a list. Santa knows he is busy and needs to keep track of such important details like who’s been naughty and who’s been nice.
Maybe you’re not as busy as Santa this holiday season, but most people who work or volunteer for registered charities have demanding schedules. That’s why it’s so important to be organized.
Charity Central has the perfect resource for this – a filing checklist for registered charities. There are versions for Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, and Saskatchewan. The checklists set out some of the important filings that registered charities must make to their provincial government and to the Canada Revenue Agency. They outline who, what, when, why and links to more information.
If you’d like more free checklists, fast facts, and tipsheets, visit our website.