26 November 2015
The role of advocacy, sector collaboration and improving the method of government funding agreements are the top priorities for Australia’s Not for Profit sector, according to the 2015 national survey by Pro Bono Australia.
From CEOs of some of Australia’s largest charities and the Prime Minister, to one-person teams, the Not for Profit sector has spoken and nominated a wide range of people for the second Pro Bono Australia Impact 25.
On national White Ribbon day confronting new research has revealed that from an early age Australians look for reasons to excuse domestic violence and gender inequality.
An Australian organisation that claimed to be a charity and spent more than $1 million on luxury cars for its members, has lost a Federal Court appeal to keep receiving charitable tax concessions.
A third of Australian Not for Profits have discussed a possible merger with another organisation in the past year, according to a research released by the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
After continued pressure from the arts sector, the Federal Government has partially reversed its controversial budget cuts, in a move welcomed by Australia’s peak body for arts funding.
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The persistent low interest rate environment is a pain point for many Australian Not for Profit organisations, but it has also been the catalyst for Boards to review investment policy statements to help future-proof their organisations, writes Daniel Tomé, Senior Adviser at Perpetual Private.
Social Enterprise Finance Australia and the Lord Mayor’s Charitable Foundation have joined forces to establish a new social impact fund to help address the homelessness and growing affordable housing crisis in Victoria.
Community investment, shared value and corporate responsibility may be rising in popularity, yet Australian organisations could be spending up to $280 million a year on initiatives whose impact they can’t – or simply don’t – measure, according to recent research.
There’s been a significant increase in demand for support by members of the Jewish community who are experiencing the same range of issues that cause homelessness in the general community, writes Melinda Kidgell and Marilyn Kraner from Jewish Care.
Australian businessman and Chair of Essendon Football Club, Paul Little AO, and former investment banker, Jane Hansen, announced a $10 million donation to the University of Melbourne as their charity’s first major philanthropic gift.
The gender pay gap is closing so slowly that women will not receive pay parity with men for another 118 years, according to the World Economic Forum.
Keeping older people working for longer would be good for Australia, according to the country’s Age Discrimination Commissioner.