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Research report

17 Nov 2017

The majority of Australians have engaged with the charity sector in the past year. Charitable support was based on the knowledge there would be a clear and measurable outcome and an understanding that a high proportion of funds donated would contribute towards the cause. This...

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Research report

23 Oct 2017

Australian charities make up a significant sector of Australia’s society and economy, managing net assets of over $180 billion and generating $134 billion total income. They provide essential social, cultural, community, education, health and other charitable services,...

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Research report

27 Sep 2017

The key objective of the Australian Community Trends Report is to continue the longitudinal study, which began in 2015, and to provide a detailed analysis of the effectiveness, engagement and awareness of the not-for-profit sector. It aims to help organisations understand the Australian...

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Research report

11 Sep 2017

This is the second of five research reports from Giving Australia 2016, with findings of interest to civil society, government, business, and philanthropists.

The Business Giving and Volunteering report focuses on giving and volunteering by small, medium and large businesses that...

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Research report

11 Sep 2017

This is the third release, of five research reports from Giving Australia 2016, with findings of interest to civil society, government, business, and philanthropists.

The Individual Giving and Volunteering report provides insights on volunteering, including trends, innovations and...

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Survey

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30 Aug 2017

It is sobering that less than 1 in 3 respondents to the survey believe that the majority of not-for-profit organisations are well-run. This has not changed in the two years since our...

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Report

28 Aug 2017

Many Australian charities operate in, or send funds to, conflict zones and other unstable regions. These are challenging
environments, not only for service delivery but also for establishing and implementing governance structures and
financial controls.

Charities have a vital...

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Working paper

24 Aug 2017

This study uses information based on published Australian Taxation Office (ATO) material and represents the extent of tax-deductible donations made and claimed by Australian taxpayers to Deductible Gift Recipients (DGRs) at Item D9 Gifts or Donations in their individual income tax returns for...

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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 more....

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Research report

19 Jul 2017

Not-for-profit organisations (NFPs) play an important role in Australian society with their services impacting a large number of vulnerable and disadvantaged Australians each year. The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) interacts with NFPs on a range of topics including employee obligations,...

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Guide

04 Jul 2017

Crowdfunding is an increasingly popular method of online fundraising for individuals, businesses, not-for-profits and charities.

Generally it involves an individual or an organisation setting a fundraising target online and then asking the crowd of the internet for donations to reach that...

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Discussion paper

15 Jun 2017

This discussion paper considers potential reforms to the Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) tax arrangements. DGR status allows an organisation to receive gifts and contributions for which donors are able to claim a tax deduction. The DGR tax arrangements are intended to encourage philanthropy and...

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Report

05 Jun 2017

Australian governments must act now to safeguard and encourage vibrant debate on matters of public interest, fifteen non-government organisations have said in a new report to be released today.  

Emily Howie, Director of Legal advocacy at the Human Rights Law Centre and report co-author,...

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Report

24 May 2017

Charities should always be looking proactively for ways to improve, even transform, their work. But added to that there is a pressing need to navigate this changing environment of austerity and rising demand, recent governance and fundraising scandals, and technological advancements. So are...

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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...

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Research report

13 Mar 2017

This report has been built upon many months of research and analysis into the not-for-profit sector in New Zealand. 

Our aim is to provide everyone in New Zealand society with a deeper understanding and appreciation of the critical role this sector plays in our country. The sector is...

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Case study

15 Feb 2017

This case study explores HomeGround Real Estate, an innovative model of delivering affordable housing pioneered by HomeGround Services (now Launch Housing) in Victoria.

While most affordable housing initiatives focus on increasing stock of new social housing, HomeGround Real Estate...

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Commentary

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13 Feb 2017

Despite the enormous number of charities in the world, more are established every year – and many also disappear. Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission data shows that, since 2012, 8,500 charities have been registered and more than 13,500 have been revoked.

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Research report

25 Jan 2017

The 2017 Global NGO Online Technology Report is a research project that seeks to gain a better understanding of how non-governmental organizations (NGOs) worldwide use online technology to engage their supporters and donors. Sponsored by the Public Interest Registry and researched by Nonprofit...

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Guide

09 Jun 2016

The FECCA New and Emerging Community Organisation Tool-Kit provides information on how to set up, manage, gain funding for and sustain a not-for-profit community organisation in Australia.

The toolkit has a number of sections which contain information on the regulatory requirements, hints...

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