Nonprofit organizations


Giving Australia 2016: Giving and volunteering: the nonprofit perspective

This report in the Giving Australia 2016 study explores how Australia’s Nonprofit organisations engage the community, business and philanthropic foundations. The report provides a snapshot useful to NPOs and sector funders for benchmarking and strategy. It also creates a new baseline for future research and...

Charity compliance report 2018

This is the fourth analysis of the ACNC's compliance work. The report focusses on the 2018 calendar year and the ACNC's priortities for 2019.

Charity compliance report 2015 and 2016

This report examines the ACNC’s compliance and enforcement activities between 1 January 2015 and 31 December 2016.

The Australia we want: second report

The Community Council for Australia has been framing new policy platforms for the future of the Australian charities and not-for-profit sector over a period of years. The findings in this report describe progress against key indicators developed to reflect the core values of the Australia...

Funding opportunities for community groups

Members of Parliament regularly receive requests directly or through their electorate offices about funding opportunities for community groups. This Issues Backgrounder is designed to assist in responding to these requests.
Working paper

Government provision of social services through nonprofit organisations: a note on contracting as a regime, and its possible relevance 
to Australia

The paper by Lipsky and Smith considers the implications of this relationship between government and nonprofit organisations for our understanding of the welfare state in advanced industrial countries.
Working paper

Monitoring and evaluating social impacts in Australia

Monitoring and evaluation (M&E) allows people to learn from past experiences, improve service delivery, plan and allocate resources and demonstrate results as part of accountability to stakeholders. M&E also assists in keeping projects on track, providing a basis for reassessing priorities and creating an evidence...

The Australia we want: first report

The Australia We Want is the first ever benchmark of how Australia and each State and Territory is performing against values and goals prioritised by leaders from across the charities sector. These values include: just, fair, safe, inclusive, equality of opportunity, united, authentic, creative, confident...

Mapping the Indigenous program and funding maze

There is much goodwill in Australia to improve Indigenous outcomes. However, too many programs are implemented because of their perceived benefit, rather than a rigorous assessment of what works. This research report maps the number of government and non-government Indigenous programs and potential level of...

The three sector solution: delivering public policy in collaboration with not-for-profits and business

This collection of essays had its origins in a one-day workshop held in August 2015 at The Australian National University. Jointly convened by Dr John Butcher (ANZSOG) and Professor David Gilchrist (Curtin Not-for-profit Initiative) the purpose of the workshop was to bring together academic researchers...