Research


02 July 2015

On the second anniversary of the National Disability Insurance Scheme, a new annual review shows participant satisfaction remains very high with 95 per cent of people rating their NDIS experience as “good” or “very good”.

02 July 2015

Families are cutting back on essentials like health care and school holiday outings as they struggle to meet cost of living expenses, according to new findings released by the Council of Social Service of NSW (NCOSS).

30 June 2015

New ABS data shows volunteering rates in Australia are declining for the first time in almost 20 years with 75 per cent of people surveyed saying they feel too rushed or pressed for time.

25 June 2015

Volunteers are playing a vital role across the Asia-Pacific region in making Governments more accountable and responsive to their people, but their contribution is seriously under-valued, a new report from the United Nations Volunteers program reveals.

23 June 2015

A majority of Australian Not for Profit Board Directors do not have the financial literacy skills to meet the changing challenges of the future, including the impact of new funding models, according to the findings of the Grant Thornton Financial Literacy Survey.

23 June 2015

The number of people forcibly displaced by persecution and conflict has increased by 8.3 million in 12 months, growing to its highest level since World War II, according to the the UN’s Refugee Agency’s annual Global Trends report.

23 June 2015

Despite significant achievements, millions of children are still living in poverty, dying before they turn five, being denied schooling and suffer chronic malnutrition, according to the latest report by global children’s relief organisation, UNICEF.

23 June 2015

Mental health charity, Sane, has begun a national survey to understand the images that are commonly used to depict mental illness by the media, the mental health sector and Australian public and whether they create a stigma around mental illness.

23 June 2015

People with disability, their families and disability advocates are being urged to participate in a review of the Federal Government’s National Disability Advocacy Framework.

22 June 2015

Age and Disability Discrimination Commissioner, Susan Ryan, has invited individuals, employers and representative organisations to join a national conversation about employment for older people and people with disability.

22 June 2015

Income inequality in Australia is higher than the OECD average with a person in the top 20 per cent income group earning around five times as much income as someone in the bottom 20 per cent, a new report has found.

18 June 2015

Queensland has a greater percentage of large charities than all the other Australian States and Territories, according to a new analysis from QUT’s Australian Centre for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Studies.

17 June 2015

New Sydney-based social enterprise, Community Insight Australia will partner with the Federal Government to help social purpose organisations access data.

16 June 2015

Under continuing funding stress, over 150,000 Australians are turned away from Community Legal Centres each year, according to new figures.

16 June 2015

Australia’s philanthropic sector is “decidedly disjointed” and lags behind the world’s leaders on cross-border giving, according to a landmark report.

15 June 2015

Most Australians are misinformed about refugees and asylum seekers, thinking it is a crime to come by boat without a visa seeking protection, a new survey by a major Not for Profit has found.

10 June 2015

University decisions to avoid fossil fuels may boost donations from alumni, according to the results of national polling by The Australia Institute.

09 June 2015

Almost one-fifth of people with disability who needed to see a doctor delayed or did not go because of the cost, according to a new report by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW).

09 June 2015

The recent release of a comprehensive, four-year study into trends in Will making and Will disputes in Australia provides important insights for Not for Profits in planning their fundraising and bequest strategies, writes lawyer Andrew Simpson.

04 June 2015

A new Australian first-of-its-kind MBA in Social Impact will meet not only the desire for professional development and education in the social sector, but also the growing need for it.

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