Governance / Management
Charities need to adopt a uniform approach to reporting fundraising income if their annual reports are to avoid confusing the public, a new QUT report has found.
Since winning a Westpac Community Leaders Award, Australian Indigenous Leadership Centre Chief Executive Officer Rachelle Towart has firmly fixed her sights on the organisation reaching its goal of enrolling 1000 Indigenous leadership students by 2020.
Breast Cancer Network Australia and the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC) have warned of for-profit companies, with names similar to those of well-known charities, posing as charities to the public.
The charity regulator, the ACNC, has published a notice of intention to revoke the charity status of 255 Australian charities after attempts to track them down have failed.
The Australian Tax Office has decided not to appeal a Federal Court decision giving national Not for Profit, the Hunger Project, Public Benevolent Institution status - paving the way for more charities to access the fundraising status.
Human Rights Commissioner Susan Ryan has begun her term as Acting Disability Discrimination Commissioner, announcing she will convene a National Disability Forum in September to meet with people with disabilities and their representative bodies.
As a national conference marking the first trial year of the NDIS is set to take place in August, the CEO of NFP service organisation St Laurence Community Services, Toby o’Connor, reflects on the challenges to providers and consumers after 12 months of the trial in Geelong’s Barwon region.
The aged, disability and home care sector is facing a new world in consumer directed care and a more corporate business model with many organisations well on track to adjust to the changes - but many are not, writes change management professional Claudia Perry-Beltrame.
The McClure Welfare Review’s interim report has revealed plans that could put more pressure on people with disability and carers, Australian Greens spokesperson on family and community services and disabilities Senator Rachel Siewert writes.
Rolling out the National Disability Insurance Scheme too fast risks driving up costs through inflation, the chairman of the board of the National Disability Insurance Agency, Dr Bruce Bonyhady has told the National Press Club in Canberra.
Effective organisations need effective leaders. But what does it take to be a great leader in the for-purpose sector? Could the emerging study of mindfulness reveal some answers?
A Victorian program that will offer 34 scholarships to women on Not for Profit boards to complete a Company Directors governance course is now open for applicants.
A desire to help the less fortunate led John Stewart to his work on Not for Profit boards. Stewart is now Chairman of UNICEF Australia and shares his insights in this month’s Evolving Chair.
The Federal Government has released an Options Paper detailing proposals for the replacement of the charity regulator, the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC) including self-reporting requirements and the role of the Australian Tax Office.
Child welfare agency Anglicare Victoria has issued a public apology over claims of abuse of young children in its care, saying it is devastated by the incidents highlighted in the Children’s Court.
A lawyer that specialises in Not for Profit and charity law has questioned the role and approach of the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission to governance issues in a case involving ‘rogue’ charity directors and allegations of financial mismanagement.
The Federal Government’s national income support data is to be made available online.
Conducting an annual planning workshop or retreat for a Not for Profit Board usually requires the CEO to choose a professional facilitator. Not for Profit strategy consultant Lesley Yates offers her top tips on finding the right facilitator.
The Federal Government has been asked to provide another $104 million and a further two years to complete the Royal Commission investigations into how institutions across Australia have responded to allegations of child sexual abuse.
Although payroll legislation and rates change every year, it is often a function that is overlooked when it comes to continuous improvement within a Not for Profit, writes Tracy Angwin, Managing Director of Australian Payroll Association.
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