Governance / Management
Australia’s charity regulator and the government’s financial watchdog have partnered to urge banks to change the way they interact with charities after hundreds of them were denied loans and other financial assistance.
Giving members of Not for Profit superannuation funds the right to vote trustee directors in or out and hold them accountable will mean better governance outcomes for the funds, according to a Governance Institute of Australia submission to the Fraser Review of governance arrangements.
A recipient of an Australia Day 2016 honour, Diana Abdel-Rahman has spent most of her life volunteering for the community. Abdel-Rahman is this week’s Changemaker. She spoke to Xavier Smerdon.
Consumer Affairs Victoria has declared it will continue to investigate Shane Warne and his charitable activities, even after he closed his controversial foundation.
Slowing the advancement of climate change and protecting fossil fuel reliant jobs could be considered mutually exclusive aims, but one cooperative is determined to take on both issues, writes Ellie Cooper in this week’s Spotlight on Social Enterprise.
Crowdfunding platform Chuffed.org has announced its transition from a Not for Profit to a “social benefit company”, which the organisation has called a new structure for social enterprise in Australia.
How can social enterprises ensure they are maximising their social and environmental impact? Alan Kay, coordinator of the UK’s Social Audit Network, explores “social accounting” tools for the growing Australian good-business sector.
While men comprise 60 per cent of the general workforce they hold 95 per cent of CEO positions in the world’s largest corporations, according to the UN Women’s inaugural HeForShe Corporate Parity report.
Five Australian companies have been ranked in the top 100 most sustainable businesses in the world, including the big four banks.
A group of eight leaders in global finance and economics who met at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland have agreed to join a high-level taskforce focused on the future of the global financial system.
A report investigating the confidence of the disability services sector ahead of the full roll-out of the National Disability Insurance Scheme has shown that 70 per cent of organisations are planning to increase the scale or range of their services over the next six months.
Careers as a police officer and a lawyer have led Angelo Venardos to his current role of CEO of a nationally recognised child protection charity. Venardos is this week’s Changemaker. He spoke to Xavier Smerdon.
The national charity regulator has launched a new guide for Not for Profit board members on managing finances and meeting their reporting duties.
The Australian arm of a global charity that works with companies to encourage corporate philanthropy has announced it will undergo an identity shake-up while setting an ambitious goal to facilitate $300 million in donations by 2020.
Many charities will need to improve the content and quality of their financial reports as the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission’s transitional rules expire, writes Not for Profit accounting expert Jeff Tulk.
Hiring the wrong person for your organisation can have detrimental effects, including contributing to the loss of good employees, writes HR specialist Di Armbrust.
In just a few short years Sue Thomson has transformed her organisation, a Not for Profit aged care provider, from being on the brink of closure to one that is winning a slew of awards. Thomson is this week’s Changemaker. She spoke to Xavier Smerdon.
The charity that looked likely to lose $200,000 in the collapse of tech giant, Dick Smith Holdings, has been rescued by another company.
One of Australia’s best known child protection advocates, Hetty Johnston AM, has announced she will step down as CEO of the organisation she founded to become the chair of its board.
Committing time and resources to investing in trust provides a powerful return on impact for every one, writes Lisa Cotton, Co-Founder and CEO The Funding Network.
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