Governance / Management
Two leading women in the Not for Profit sector have been named in the Australian Businesswomen’s Network 2015 Hall of Fame announced today.
The Australian Tax Office has issued a final ruling on two new conditions for Not for Profit organisations to meet for continued tax exemption. Professor Myles McGregor-Lowndes from Queensland’s Centre for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Studies at QUT explains.
Governance issues need to be more visible in social enterprise debates in Australia, according to a Swinburne University academic who has authored a new study revealing that social enterprise demands a unique form of governance to tackle the tensions that emerge through competing social and financial goals.
Not for Profit organisations with a more rigorous and structured approach to board measurement are more likely to expect success and an increase in revenue, according to new research by philanthropic fund managers, Perpetual.
The Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC) has announced that 7000 charities have failed to deliver their 2014 Annual Information Statements within the deadline.
Almost 11,000 Australian workers have been back-paid more than $16 million following mediation, according to the Fair Work Ombudsman.
As the CEO of Berry Street, Sandie de Wolf has spent her life working to create a brighter future for Australian children. de Wolf is this week’s Changemaker.
The Federal Court has ordered the Australian promoters of an AIDS pharmaceuticals donation scheme to pay $1.5 million to the Australian Taxation Office, the highest civil penalty ever, for attempting to exploit the tax system.
Australia’s peak fundraising body, Fundraising Institute Australia, is consulting with the charity regulator on how to reduce red tape, an annual conference in Brisbane has been told.
More than 20 per cent of Australian charities have failed to meet their annual reporting obligations to the the national charity regulator with thousands of charities missing the January 31 deadline - and NSW being the worst state.
The world’s largest business social networking platform LinkedIn, has launched a tool for Not for Profits which it claims will connect them with more than four million volunteers.
One in five charity Chief Executives do not feel qualified to play a role in their organisation’s investment policies, or did not know what their charity’s responsible investment policy was, according to a report by UK charity leaders network, ACEVO.
Supermarket giant Coles has agreed to an amicable settlement in a case brought on by a Sydney woman who claimed unlawful discrimination against the supermarket’s online shopping website saying it is not accessible for people who are blind or vision impaired.
With changes in legislation, pressure from the commercial sector and expanding demands from the community sector, Not for Profits are coming under intense pressure to review and transform their organisational processes and frameworks, which will require extensive change management writes project management expert Ed Jeffers.
Australia is failing in its attempts to close the gap of disadvantage between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people, according to a major new bipartisan report.
The simplest decisions can be toxic to charities and stifle their growth prospects warns marketing and fundraising specialist Sean Triner, who explains how to avoid some common mistakes.
The Balls4Life Foundation, the AFL-linked charity that was deregistered by the national charity regulator this week, is seeking legal advice on an appeal against the decision.
Claims by Victoria Legal Aid which slammed the operations of Not for Profit community housing organisations have been described by The Community Housing Federation of Victoria (CHFV) as “misleading”.
The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse has found that Cardinal George Pell and the Sydney Catholic Archdiocese repeatedly failed in their dealings with Sydney abuse victim John Ellis.
Investment in performance management systems and their analysts is urgently needed by social services organisations as the impact of innovative models like social impact bonds, collective impact and outcomes based contracts take hold, new research reveals.
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