Governance / Management
Chris Franks is a company director with over 14 years experience on large Not for Profit and Government advisory boards and is currently the Chair of Habitat for Humanity Australia where one of the key board discussions is ‘disruptive change’. Franks shares her insights in this week’s Evolving Chair.
The financial details of Australia’s registered charities are, for the first time, available to the public free of charge via the national charity regulator, the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC).
Calls for an independent inquiry into the Australian disability sector have been made amid ongoing allegations of abuse and the mismanagement of complaints by a major disability service provider.
As the Founder and CEO of Teach for Australia, Melodie Potts Rosevear knows the power of an effective teacher. Potts Rosevear is this week’s Changemaker.
Impact measurement, with a focus on collaboration rather than pleasing funders with “pictures of sad children, is key to avoiding an “anti-social” sector as charities compete to stand out, a Sydney Conference has been warned.
National Manager, Social Sector Banking at Westpac, Lali Wiratunga, explores some key themes that boards, leaders and their teams should consider for innovation management in the Social Sector.
The first annual report of the National Disability Insurance Agency that administers the NDIS says that the economic benefits of the Scheme will outweigh its costs in the long term, saving $20 billion per year by 2035.
It’s time Not For Profits become more than just service delivery professionals, writes Doug Taylor, CEO, United Way Australia.
The co-operatives and mutuals sector has been hailed as an undervalued ‘ninja’ economy by advocates as a report is released showing the sector makes the same contribution to the economy as the mining sector – around 6 per cent of the nation’s earnings.
The proportion of women directors on ASX 200 boards has reached new highs but remains “unacceptably low” according to the Australian Council of Super Investors (ACSI).
Viewing opportunities of Not for Profit board membership primarily as a useful stepping stone to corporate boards is not only misplaced but misses the point, writes Bronwen Dalton and Jenny Green, Senior Lecturers at the University of Technology, Sydney in this article first published in The Conversation.
As the CEO of Ostara Australia, one of Australia’s largest disability employment services, Tom Baxter was drawn to the Not for Profit sector to fill a gap in his professional life. Baxter is this week’s Changemaker.
Not for Profits have been recognised by the Workplace Gender Equality Agency, making the inaugural list of Employer of Choice for Gender Equality (EOCGE) citation holders with 76 organisations making the cut.
The Association of Chairs, a UK peak body, has marked its first anniversary by publishing a guide specifically for chairs of charities to highlight the unique role they play in their organisations.
After 17 years as a third world assistance Not for Profit, the ISIS Group, has been forced to change its name to distance itself from the Syrian-based terrorist group.
A new $4.5 million partnership between the Federal Government and Fairtrade Australia & New Zealand (ANZ) is set to build support for Fairtrade products in Australia and link producers in developing Indo-Pacific countries to international and regional markets.
A good board will have a broad set of interests and skills and will work together to create a team that delivers, writes nfpSynergy’s Joe Saxton who offers his top five things to do to be a more effective Board Trustee.
Westpac recently hosted two breakfast leadership seminars in Sydney and Brisbane for senior leaders from the Social Sector and Education industry sectors.
Working with Not for Profits working overseas and charities that do not lodge their annual returns were the main topics when Australia’s national charity regulator held discussions with seven international counterparts.
A Not for Profit that fights violence against women is considering taking legal action against a male rights group that has been using an almost identical name to them.
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