Governance / Management


30 October 2014

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.

30 October 2014

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.

28 October 2014

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.

28 October 2014

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.

23 October 2014

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.

22 October 2014

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.

22 October 2014

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.

21 October 2014

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.

16 October 2014

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.

16 October 2014

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.

09 October 2014

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.

07 October 2014

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.

06 October 2014

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.

02 October 2014

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.

29 September 2014

Palliative Care Australia has announced the appointment of Liz Callaghan as the organisation’s new Chief Executive Officer.

24 September 2014

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.

24 September 2014

Two of the most established social impact organisations will join forces to create the largest international social value network in the world.

18 September 2014

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.

11 September 2014

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.

11 September 2014

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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