Governance / Management
Creating Community Impact is achievable with some hard work, writes Executive Director and CEO of United Way Australia, Doug Taylor.
The Government is in a good position to deliver the National Disability Insurance Scheme effectively, despite many doubters claiming it will run late, cost more than expected and deliver less than promised, claims an industry expert.
International charity experts in Melbourne and Sydney this week have praised Australia’s ill-fated national charity regulator, the ACNC, for its strong reputation in the sector and high compliance rates.
The corporate community investment by Australian companies is falling shy of their international counterparts, figures from a global benchmarking program reveal.
Despite the natural appeal of impact investment to charitable trusts and foundations, few have embraced the practice, challenged by the misperceptions that investing for impact necessitates an appetite for high risk or a financial trade-off, new research suggests.
All Australian Stock Exchange (ASX) listed companies will be required to disclose their environmental, social and economic risks or explain why they haven’t under revised Corporate Governance Guidelines.
A Western Australian company that profited from used-clothing bins by alleging to help poor African children has agreed to donate $100,000 to charity and make a public apology.
Creating and distributing compelling content that informs, educates, and tells your story can encourage supporters to take action, says Lali Wiratunga, National Marketing Manager with Westpac Social Sector Banking.
To survive, Not for Profits need to maximise funding while maintaining financial integrity, says bookkeeping practice Successful Alliances.
A new Australian organisation has been set up to provide Not for Profit CEOs with one-on-one mentoring opportunities with successful corporate leaders, including board members from some of the top 100 ASX companies.
The number of women on Australian corporate boards has more than doubled over the past four years, figures from the Australian Institute of Company Directors have revealed.
New research has revealed that a third of the UK public says its views towards charities have become more positive in the last three years, compared with a quarter who are now more negative.
The Australian Human Rights Commission is developing a national database of programs and services that assist people with disability in the criminal justice system.
Policy consultant and NFP leader, Moira Deslandes offers a salutary tale of the accidental charity board Chairman.
A month-long campaign planned for March with the theme of ‘Unleashing Your Potential’, Westpac’s Diversity and Flexibility team is encouraging all organisations to recognise the opportunity to enhance gender equity in the workplace as part of International Women’s Day (IWD).
Managing Director of Spark Strategy, George Liacos, discusses cross sectoral partnerships, their ability to drive greater social change and influence business models, following his recent collaboration with the Young and Well CRC to produce the white paper: Together We Do Better: Perspectives on Partnerships.
A UK-based Accountancy body has published the first international study into financial reporting for Not for Profit organisations, including Australia.
Not for Profit leaders, academics, practitioners and policy makers need to come together to cultivate innovative new ways to ensure child safety, writes Dr Sarah Wise from the Berry Street Childhood Institute.
Just 28 per cent of Australian and New Zealand Not for Profits believe fraud is a direct threat to their organisation, despite the majority seeing it as an inherent sector-wide problem, according to the results of the 2014 BDO Not for Profit Fraud Survey.
The Federal Government’s plans to expand the work-for-the-dole scheme promises plenty of debate about volunteer rights and responsibilities. It’s timely to remember that investing in volunteers is not just about funding, but best practice, writes Ansvar Acting CEO Deirdre Blythe.
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