Charities

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852404

Report

How the Lobbying Act is affecting charity and voluntary sector campaigning in the UK
5 Jun 2018

This research set out to find out whether the Lobbying Act is directly affecting charity and voluntary organisations’ ability to campaign. The evidence found that it is.

Report

16 May 2018

This report presents analysis of the ways Australia’s charities were growing and changing between 2014 and 2016. It uses the Annual Information Statements (AISs) provided by charities to the ACNC for the 2014 and 2016 reporting periods, thus providing an analysis of charities over three years.

Briefing paper

25 Apr 2018

This resource argues that the Turnbull Government’s proposal to ban foreign donations and limit political contributions from charities is a flawed and rash proposal that would undermine democracy.

Commentary

13 Apr 2018

The Electoral Funding and Disclosure Reform bill seeks to ban foreign donations to political parties and their “associated entities”. But it also seeks to capture organisations, including charities, that undertake public advocacy on policy issues.

Article

28 Mar 2018

This resource presents a how-to guide for non-profit organisations seeking to explore whether a merger is right for them, and if so, how to go about it - using insights and lessons learned from a recent large-scale merger in the disability sector.

Report

28 Mar 2018

The purpose of the research is to evaluate the implementation of the expansion measure and the extent to which the expansion is contributing to the achievement of its objective to encourage positive outcomes for an additional 3,000 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander boys.

Report

14 Mar 2018

This report contributes to a growing body of information about the rich and diverse social, economic and cultural contributions that charities make in Australia and internationally. This report also recognises the value of Australia’s charities and strengthens capacity for evidence-based regulation.

Research report

14 Mar 2018

One of the challenges faced by international security agencies is that individuals and groups have used the genuine humanitarian needs generated by the conflicts in Syria and Iraq to provide cover for foreign fighters and to raise funds to support terrorist groups. This is not...

Report

6 Mar 2018

This report examines the ACNC’s compliance and enforcement activities between 1 January 2017 and 31 December 2017. This report uses aggregated data and de-identified information to give readers an insight into the compliance work of the ACNC, and outlines their compliance focus for the year ahead.

Report

Making the case for philanthropic support for advocacy
14 Feb 2018

Civil society, including charities, not-for-profits and philanthropy, is a key part of our democracy. Charities are constantly advocating for a better Australia, but they can’t do this alone.

Commentary

13 Feb 2018

Copyright safe harbours can be a useful policy tool. They help ensure that exposure to copyright liability doesn’t inhibit socially or economically useful activity, such as developing internet infrastructure.

Report

12 Feb 2018

This inquiry, headed by former NSW Supreme Court Justice, Patricia Bergin SC, followed allegations of rorting and embezzlement within the RSL's New South Wales branch.

Survey

6 Feb 2018

This survey of 385 not for profit organisations identified a significant under-investment in IT, with many organisations using systems that aren’t working well enough to provide efficient services.

Research report

12 Dec 2017

This research found civil society organisations are feeling pressured to take a more cautious approach to advocacy, in order to sustain and protect their other functions and services.

Report

6 Dec 2017

This report builds on the research of previous years and represents the most comprehensive record to date of the Australian charity sector.

Report

1 Dec 2017

This report argues that there is need for reforms to ensure that the current definition of charities, which recognises advocacy as a part of an organisation’s charitable purpose, be protected and advanced.

Report

27 Nov 2017

This report examines commission-based fundraising in the Australian charity sector.

Research report

17 Nov 2017

Previously conducted in 2013 and 2015, this research and subsequent report aims to understand the changes in the general public's attitudes and beliefs regarding trust and confidence over time.

Research report

23 Oct 2017

The research report shows that, despite ongoing simplification efforts, serious issues with thecurrent financial reporting regime for Australian charities remain.

Research report

27 Sep 2017

This study offers insights to help Australia’s not-for-profit leaders continue to create ripples of change that over time will build the capacity of communities locally, nationally and indeed globally.