Governance / Management
A visiting US Collective Impact guru tells Pro Bono Australia News why he is urging Not for Profits to de-prioritise internal benchmarks - calling for them to instead take the bold step of turning outwards to their communities.
In the face of an uncertain future, the Australian charity regulator has delivered its second Annual Report to Federal Parliament citing its work to free charities from unnecessary reporting burdens as one of its significant achievements.
An estimated 7000 charities face penalties and having a “red mark” against their name for not filing their 2013 Annual Information Statement, the national charity regulator has warned.
Fake charities have started to emerge in the USA in the wake of the Ebola virus scare, forcing watchdog organisations to warn people to be wary of scams.
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.
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.
Corporate boards in the US are giving more attention to their risk oversight responsibilities, while most boards are still not discussing corporate social responsibility issues, according to PwC’s 2014 Annual Corporate Directors Survey.
The Australian charity regulator has revoked the charity status of another 388 organisations after failing to make contact with them, and has warned another 400 that they could face the same fate.
Eleven communities are in the running for up to $1m to tackle Australia’s most challenging social issues as part of a new initiative called The Search.
With most charities holding their Annual General Meetings over the next few months, a new resources page has been created by the charity regulator to help Not for Profits understand their obligations.
Charity regulator, the ACNC, has formally recognised the Australian Council for International Development’s code of conduct for international development in what has been called a first for the Australian community sector.
The national charity regulator is working with the Australian Federal Police and other intelligence and enforcement agencies to share information on funds going to charities operating in areas of conflict such as Syria and Iraq.
A Chief Adviser to the Australian Charities and Not for Profits Commission Taskforce prior to his appointment to the role of Assistant Commissioner David Locke has also worked as an Executive Director at the Charity Commission of England and Wales.
Global aid agency Médecins Sans Frontières (Doctors Without Borders) has declined a cash offer from the Federal Government to fight Ebola in West Africa instead urging Australia to send trained emergency medical personnel.
Palliative Care Australia has announced the appointment of Liz Callaghan as the organisation’s new Chief Executive Officer.
The recent global launch of the Social Impact Investment Taskforce report shows Australia as having the foundations for a thriving, world-leading impact investment sector, writes Australia’s Taskforce representative, Rosemary Addis.
Two of the most established social impact organisations will join forces to create the largest international social value network in the world.
Whilst there are many positives and negatives to working in both the corporate and Not for Profit environments, the most significant difference is the level of pragmatism writes Mick Garnett from ReachOut.com by Inspire Foundation.
A former Governor-General of Australia has claimed that the “essential ethos” of the Not for Profit sector could be damaged if the Government enforces too much control over it.
Victoria’s leading experts in family violence will gather to examine what needs to be done to prevent the deaths of women and children due to family violence at a public forum today.
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