Not for profit sector

Report

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.

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

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.

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.

Research report

11 Sep 2017

This second of five research reports from Giving Australia 2016 focuses on giving and volunteering by small, medium and large businesses that represent a significant contribution to the Australian not-for-profit sector.

Research report

11 Sep 2017

This is the third of five research reports from Giving Australia 2016, which provides insights on volunteering, including trends, innovations and challenges for those who are giving their time and money to a diverse number of causes.

Survey

Report

30 Aug 2017

This survey report indicates that a lack of appropriate internal investment in not-for-profit organisations may be contributing to why most respondents thought the majority of not-for-profit organisations are not well-run.

Report

28 Aug 2017

This risk assessment is aimed at improving the NPO sector’s own risk awareness and help NPOs to protect themselves from fraud and criminal activity.

Working paper

24 Aug 2017

Australians are a generous bunch – with around 14.9 million adults (80.8%) donating $11.2 billion to charities and non-profit organisations (NPOs) over twelve months in 2015–16.

Research report

28 Jul 2017

This research study, drawing on the views of more than 1200 grantseekers, reveals a huge amount of effort is being wasted on abandoned grant applications, large organisations are increasingly scooping up the small grants too, and pressure is building on local government to shell out...

Research report

19 Jul 2017

This research was conducted with Not-for-profit organisations (NFPs) to understand their different types, characteristics, behaviours and needs, to help the ATO improve their relationship with the NFP sector.

Guide

4 Jul 2017

The Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC) has launched the guide to help charities, donors and fundraisers with their use of crowdfunding websites.

Discussion paper

15 Jun 2017

This discussion paper considers potential reforms to the Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) tax arrangements.

Report

5 Jun 2017

This report argues that Australian governments must act now to safeguard and encourage vibrant debate on matters of public interest.

Report

24 May 2017

This research looks at examples of charities leading the way, in order to inject new thinking into the sector about how charities can respond to these challenges.

Research report

28 Mar 2017

This study investigated the creation of successful non-profit housing providers through public housing transfers in the UK, for both the housing providers and government policies.

The study established that different capacities need to be developed at different stages, including during the policy design process,...