Governance / Management
Low administration costs do not signal that a charity is good, rather good charities spend more on administration, according to a new analysis of UK and US charity spending.
Philanthropist and high profile model Sarah Murdoch has been appointed to the board of the Australian Research Alliance for Children and Youth (ARACY).
The new Australian charity regulator, the ACNC, would be expected to investigate claims raised in the media about the handling of community funds by a major Italian charity in Victoria under its legislative charter.
Two high profile women have been elected to the new Philanthropy Australia Council following elections at the 2013 AGM earlier this week.
Welfare peak body, ACOSS has welcomed a call by the Business Council of Australia for a long term plan and strong relationship between business and the community sector.
A new study into a small loan program operating across Australia has found that the scheme is making a big difference to thousands of low income Australians.
Charity board members have the ultimate responsibility for running an organisation and Australia’s charity regulator, the ACNC has produced a list of top ten tips for effective board members as part of its newly released Governance for Good publication.
The executive of a specialist Not for Profit welfare service, Welfare Rights Centre has sought an urgent meeting with the NSW Government after news it is to be defunded after 30 years of service.
Communities’ ability to respond to natural disasters is being “severely weakened” by the exclusion of community-based organisations from disaster management planning, a new report has found.
A report finds that Indigenous offenders sentenced in the Magistrates’ Court of Victoria are more likely to receive a term in prison rather than an order supervised in the community than their non- Indigenous counterparts.
As a team leader, how do you understand ‘Team Engagement’ and arrive at the outcomes that the team is measured on, and still ensure it remains proactively engaged and contributing to good results and well-being? asks Not for Profit leadership development coach, Martin Longden.
The Federal Government has announced that its new governance standards for organisations registered with the charity regulator, the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC), will be tabled in the next sitting week of Parliament.
As Australia undertakes the design and implementation of the National Disability Insurance Scheme a new paper explores ten lessons that Australian governments might learn about the English experience, to help ensure the scheme gets the best possible start.
The Federal Government has announced the long-awaited appointments to the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission Advisory Board under the part-time chairmanship of Productivity Commissioner Robert Fitzgerald - three months after the ACNC was established.
Australia’s newly established charity regulator, the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission is holding a ‘phone-in day’ this week to collect feedback on its approach to regulation.
Measuring social outcomes should be a policy agenda priority and the Federal Government needs to work with the Not for Profit sector to achieve effective measurement outcomes, delegates at a Sydney conference have been told.
The Salvation Army has developed a website and online film for people affected by natural disasters.
Iconic Melbourne grassroots welfare organisation, the Melbourne City Mission, is to unveil a new identity - re-branding itself to represent a more caring, committed, supportive, community-focused and compassionate organisation.
Good Shepherd Microfinance has welcomed the commitment by Australian Bankers’ Association members to improving customer rights outlined in the revised Code of Banking Practice.
A new UK report by New Philanthropy Capital (NPC) and Impetus Trust has found many charities are not prepared for the challenges that accompany partnerships resulting in collaborations failing, draining resources and potentially damaging a charity’s reputation.
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