The Canadian Revenue Agency offers an online charities glossary for information purposes to explain, in simple language, some of the technical terms used on their website, forms and guides. These terms are generally used in philanthropy and fundraising and every artistic organization should be familiar with them.
A few examples:
Advantage: An advantage is the total value, at the time the gift is made, of what a donor receives in return for the gift (for example, a meal, tickets to a show). The advantage must be taken into consideration when determining the eligible amount of a gift for receipting purposes. […]
Planned giving: Planned giving is a fundraising program that involves arranging donations to serve the interests of the registered charity and that suits the personal, financial, and tax situation of the individual donor. Through a planned-giving program, a registered charity seeks to attract significant gifts by identifying potential donors and helping them with information and advice. […]
You can also consult the glossary in the document, Connect with donors, published by the Australia Business Arts Foundation (p. 61-64).