Michael Walsh says one area many organisations overlook during difficult times is the balance sheet. Here he offers five strategic tips to help you maintain financial sustainability to support your mission. Read more
Could it be time to take nonprofit and charity governance to a new level? Should financial strength and making a profit become core to board strategy? Phil Butler discusses
why these key themes emerged from the AICD governance study. Read more
Fran Connelley delves into the difficulties involved in implementing the fraught National Disability Insurance Scheme – for all stakeholders. Read more
Adrian Sargeant unpacks the ultra-restrictive new regulations recommended by a review of fundraising practice in the UK, and what Australian fundraisers can learn from them. Read more
If you’ve got a great fundraising idea, protect it! Charles Alder explores how to safeguard your valuable fundraising and marketing IP. Read more
Paul Tavatgis explains how Australia’s not-for-profit sector is building public trust by self-regulating the channel that by its nature attracts scrutiny of charity standards.
Public confidence in charities has been affirmed in a new report by the ACNC, although the national regulator also revealed red marks are next to the names of thousands of organisations on the Charity Register, for not complying with information requirements. Read more
With sector regulation a vexed issue now for decades, Rob Edwards reveals the progress of efforts by Fundraising Institute Australia to introduce a sector code for self-regulation that would help inspire much-needed consumer trust. Read more
Seeking donations from beneficiaries using data that relates to their health? If you’re relying on an ‘opt-out’ clause, you may not be satisfying the requirements of the recently instituted privacy principles, Rob Edwards warns. Read more
If your organisation turns over more than $3 million a year you are affected by the new privacy laws and at risk of fines up to $1.7 million for non-compliance. Jodie Sangster explains what you most need to know. Read more
Don’t be caught short by the new privacy laws coming in on March 12. Kim Carter reveals how you can easily find out all you need to know.
Three court decisions made in 2013 have major potential implications for the nonprofit sector. Myles McGregor-Lowndes outlines each ruling and pinpoints the lessons arising for charities. Read more
When the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC) was established in December 2012, it marked the first time that information on all 56,000 charities that had previously been endorsed by the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) was made available on a single, searchable, online database.
A legislative amendment has significant implications for charities that are tax exempt, reveals Myles McGregor-Lowndes.
The ACNC has launched its new online charities register. Greg Johnson reveals the details. Read more
The Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission’s doors are now open, reports Greg Johnson.
With the Australian Charities and Not-for-profit Commission (ACNC) launching on October 1, Greg Johnson discussed some of the key issues surrounding the new regulator with its commissioner, Susan Pascoe.
A fundamental re-think is underway about the nature and extent of fundraising and nonprofit reform. Rob Edwards details how it’s looking set to increase, when the original aim was to reduce, the burden on the sector.
Bill d’Apice delivers the good news – and the bad – as the draft ACNC legislation goes before a standing committee.
As the government’s nonprofit sector reform agenda gathers pace, how will this impact on the fundraising profession? Fundraising Institute of Australia chief executive officer Rob Edwards explains in his first regular column.