Governance / Management

24 November 2015

A third of Australian Not for Profits have discussed a possible merger with another organisation in the past year, according to a research released by the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

24 November 2015

The role of advocacy, sector collaboration and improving the method of government funding agreements are the top priorities for Australia’s Not for Profit sector, according to the 2015 national survey by Pro Bono Australia.

23 November 2015

Kath Snell has a unique insight into her Not for Profit organisation, having risen the ranks from volunteer to CEO in eight years. Snell is this week’s Changemaker. She spoke to Xavier Smerdon.

19 November 2015

For the first time the national charity regulator has released a guide for charities on managing conflicts of interest.

19 November 2015

If charities can make a greater impact by combining forces, it’s a smart decision. But that doesn’t mean lots of NFPs won’t survive on their own. It just means each must be able to clearly articulate their unique values, mission and personality, writes Strategy Director of digital consultancy at ntegrity, Tony Lee.

17 November 2015

World Vision Australia will cut 89 jobs and overhaul its fundraising and administration operations in a bid to survive a weak Australian dollar and changing aid market.

17 November 2015

The recent call for charities to merge or shut down by David Crosbie, CEO of the Community Council for Australia, has come at a tipping point for the Not for Profit sector, writes Kevin Robbie, CEO of United Way Australia.

16 November 2015

The Turnbull Government has launched an online toolkit for frontline workers to help them better recognise the signs of sexual assault, domestic violence and enable them to respond well.

16 November 2015

Despite a life working in the Not for Profit sector and helping children in need, Jayne Meyer Tucker considers stepping down as CEO as one of the most important things she has done. She spoke to Xavier Smerdon.

13 November 2015

The national charity regulator has revoked the charity status of 169 organisations that are assumed to be inactive.

12 November 2015

There has been a mixed reaction from the charity and Not for Profit sector to calls for hundreds of organisations to “put their egos aside” and merge or shut down altogether.

11 November 2015

The Not for Profit sector is facing an efficiency dilemma and hundreds of charities should merge or disappear altogether because too many of them are wasting valuable resources competing with each other, the Community Council for Australia has warned.

02 November 2015

As the CEO of an organisation that has giving and recycling at its core, Jessica Macpherson loves making a difference in the quality of life for the families throughout Victoria. Macpherson is this week’s Changemaker.

29 October 2015

Sporting legend Steve Waugh has warned other high-profile Australians that setting up a charity or foundation is harder than it looks and not to enter the process lightly.

29 October 2015

Keeping the skills-set of an engaged Board and driving change in the climate change arena are the key challenges for the Chair of the Board at the Australian Youth Climate Coalition, Renee Carr who is this month’s featured Evolving Chair.

29 October 2015

Major Australian Not for Profits should merge with each other rather than with smaller, “weaker” organisations, according to a leading international expert in the field.

27 October 2015

The Australian Accounting Standards Board’s proposed change to the way Not for Profits recognise income in financial reporting is not intended to be a burden on small charities, writes AASB Chair, Kris Peach.

26 October 2015

An ability to bring people together, and possibly a background working in politics, has seen Krystian Seibert become a key player in the growth of Australia’s culture of giving. Seibert is this week’s Changemaker.

22 October 2015

With the declining ability of governments to deal with social issues, charitable trusts and foundations are being encouraged to expand their reach through impact investing with a new how-to guide.

22 October 2015

Despite still not having its future guaranteed by the Turnbull Government, the national charity regulator has unveiled its strategic plan for the next three years.

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