Governance / Management
A review of charity merger trends in the UK has found that health and social Not for Profits make up the majority of mergers, with mental health and disability organisations showing high levels of integration activity.
The UK Charity regulator has opened a statutory inquiry into international humanitarian charity Human Aid UK.
Australia’s Not for Profit sector risks disappearing and becoming just another rival business in a privatised service market under the current Federal and State Government reform approaches, a Melbourne academic has warned.
A submission from the Catholic Church’s Truth Justice and Healing Council to the child abuse Royal Commission has called for a mandatory national victims’ redress scheme operated by Government but funded by the institutions responsible for the abuse.
A battle is underway between a small South Australian ice-cream manufacturer and a multinational company, Unilever, to be the cream in between a Not for Profit in need of a major sponsor - Zoos SA.
The national conference on the National Disability Insurance Scheme has allowed for a much more “adult conversation” on the scheme’s rollout, says conference organiser St Laurence Community Services.
The Not for Profit sector has been warned that a review of competition policy in Australia could have a significant effect on the future uniqueness of the social economy - but few organisations are engaging in the review process.
Disability and mental health service providers, Achieve Australia and Break Thru People Solutions, have decided not to amalgamate despite the organisations saying in June it could position the “new” organisation as a national leader in the sector.
In her capacity as Fulbright Professional Scholar in Non-profit Leadership, Dr Tessa Boyd-Caine has made a submission to the Centre for Social Impact's consultation on the Civil Society National Centre for Excellence. She explains why in this latest blog.
After a 50-year stewardship, Helen Macpherson Smith Trust Chairman Darvell Hutchinson will be stepping down from the top board position in November.
Not for Profit boards looking to address the challenges in engaging the next generation can take part in a new Observership Program in 2015 following the success of a two-year pilot.
Melbourne’s Deakin University is launching its 2014 Internship Scheme for International Students (ISIS) offering community-based organisations up to 120 hours of labour support.
Not for Profit organisations including schools, churches and charities are about to be caught up in a little-known accounting standard change, which could put them at risk of breaching the Corporations Act, according to accounting firm William Buck.
A new US report shows that mainstream environmental NGOs and Foundations have made little progress in racially diversifying the “green insiders club”.
After six years in the top job at the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD) Chief Executive John Colvin is set to depart, but not before reflecting on the organisational successes including bridging the gap between corporate Australia and the Not for Profit sector.
A coalition of Church leaders has accused the Federal Government of “state sanctioned child abuse” and called for the Minister for Immigration to be stripped of guardianship responsibility for unaccompanied child asylum seekers.
Australia’s "unclaimed monies" should be used to create a capital fund to support investments in the Not for Profit sector, a submission to the Federal Government says.
Governance Institute of Australia is offering scholarships for those working in the Not for Profit sector who are interested in pursuing postgraduate studies in governance.
The Not for Profit sector has been significantly underrepresented at Federal Government consultations on the future of charity regulation in Australia, reports Pro Bono Australia News journalist Jackie Hanafie.
The way in which the Archdiocese of Melbourne has responded to victims of child sexual abuse will be the focus of the next public hearing involving the Catholic Church.
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