24 October 2014
The Federal Government has been forced to extend the current funding arrangements for more than 5000 welfare charities for up to four months as it tries to respond to an “avalanche” of applications - but the charities are yet to be officially informed.
Social Services Minister Kevin Andrews has declared that abolishing the national charity regulator will “break the shackles of red tape around the ankles” of Not for Profits in Australia.
More than 30 per cent of Australia’s Not for Profit organisations have discussed mergers in the past year and many more organisations are exploring and engaging in cross-sector collaboration, according to a new survey of board directors.
Government support for the "whole of volunteering" has been sadly lacking, and the sector needs change, the Volunteering Victoria Annual General Meeting has been told.
Fundraising national peak body, the Fundraising Institute Australia has launched a consumer campaign, Doing Good Australia, where people share their personal stories via social media channels to create a groundswell for increased giving in 2014 and beyond.
The NDIS will create a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for entrepreneurs, social entrepreneurs and impact investors who want to improve the lives of people with a disability says Impact Investing Manager at Social Venture Australia Alex Oppes.
The way that people donate to charities online is set to be even more influenced by their social connections and what friends are doing, according to the co-founder of a major global social giving platform.
A new online giving portal hopes to empower children to support the needs of disadvantaged children and families with the aim of developing a philanthropic culture in young Australians.
Sex Discrimination Commissioner Elizabeth Broderick has been named as Australia’s top Woman of Influence for 2014 in an award ceremony overnight that also saw honours awarded to two Not for Profit leaders.
The UK Government has announced new funding for its Charity Commission to tackle abuse, including extremist activity, in the charity sector.
An Australian couple who left their comfortable lifestyle behind to work in the developing world are now devoting their lives to tackling smoky stoves in India's slums, writes Nadia Boyce in this week’s Spotlight on Social Enterprise.
Australia’s green social enterprise sector is flourishing with the development of local-based and community-driven initiatives to address environmental issues rather than relying on government, according to David Brookes, Managing Director of Social Traders.
As the 2015 sustainability reporting cycle begins, Pro Bono Australia spoke with Paul Davies, Chief Operating Officer at sustainability firm Banarra, to hear his advice on getting a head start in the reporting process for 2015 - particularly in resource-constrained environments.
Keeping a Not for Profit’s core mission both sustainable and proven drives Melanie Raymond, the Chair of Youth Projects, an organisation that provides health and outreach services to people experiencing disadvantage. Raymond shares her insights in this week’s Evolving Chair.
Newly-established corporate democracy Not for Profit, the Australasian Centre for Corporate Responsibility (ACCR) has launched legal action against the Commonwealth Bank over a shareholder resolution on climate risk.