30 July 2015
Despite making up only 15 per cent of Australian charities, those that operate overseas are responsible for more than a third of the country’s two million volunteers, according to a new report by Curtin University.
A national Not for Profit peer-led network for young women with disabilities has been launched to help girls and young women with disability realise their human rights.
Seventy per cent of the people relying on Newstart payments have been on the unemployment payment for more than a year, according to the latest data.
What’s in a name? Quite a lot it would seem, if the extensive and at times impassioned conversation about the definition of volunteering has been anything to go by, writes the CEO of Volunteering Tasmania, Adrienne Picone.
Australia is notably absent from a list of the world’s top 10 ultra-wealthy philanthropists, despite 2014 being declared as a year of the “mega gifts”, with the largest donations made in the nation’s history.
Donor peak body Philanthropy Australia has thrown its support behind mining magnate and philanthropist Andrew “Twiggy” Forrest after an ABC Four Corners report on the falling value of his charities which are linked to the price of iron ore.
Superannuation and investment company, Australian Ethical is offering funding to Australian Not for Profit organisations, social enterprises and community projects as part of its 2015 Community Grants program.
The Australian Taxation Office has released a Not for Profit Fringe Benefits Tax calculator suitable for use on mobile devices.
The first major report to assess the state of shared value creation in Australia reveals why pioneering companies see this as a significant opportunity to create products and services that reduce social and environmental problems, writes Sandy Blackburn-Wright from Social Outcomes.
Not for Profits are being urged to start a conversation around the marriage equality debate using a new social change film funded through the Australian arm of the international documentary forum, Good Pitch.
Businesses have welcomed their inclusion into the new Australian definition of volunteering, released by national peak body Volunteering Australia.
Banking giant ANZ says it will introduce measures to redress gender inequality after new research shows that women earn $700,000 less than men over a working career due to ‘structural bias’.
Young car thieves are being given the opportunity to redirect their passion for motor vehicles into crash repairs, writes Ellie Cooper in this week’s Spotlight on Social Enterprise.
The Queensland Government will undertake a pilot program to explore new service delivery and investment options such as Social Benefit Bonds to tackle complex social issues – including re-offending and homelessness.
Social enterprise is a huge source of potential income for NFPs but requires a clear business strategy, Social Traders' Head of Enterprise Development, Lisa Boothby, told Pro Bono Australia News journalist Ellie Cooper in a Q & A ahead of the “Innovative Business Models for Non-Profits Conference”, in Sydney.