Not for profit sector

Report

22 Aug 2018

Australia needs a vibrant and innovative charities and not-for-profits sector. The review panel was conscious of the need to find a balance between supporting the sector, reducing red tape, enhancing accountability and addressing misconduct.

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.

Guide

21 Mar 2018

This guide provides links to selected sources of financial assistance to community groups. Links are sorted according to Federal, State and Territory Government and non-government sources. This guide does not include links to scholarships, fellowships or research grants.

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.

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

Report series commissioned by the Australian Government Department of Social Services
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

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.

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