Not for profit sector

ALTERNATIVE LABELS
Non-profit organisations
Philanthropic sector
NARROWER TERMS


Working paper

Improving the utilisation of the fringe benefits tax concession by Public Benevolent Institutions

This paper explores the history of the Fringe Benefits Tax concession and how it has evolved since its introduction.
Report

A Data Capability Framework for the not-for-profit sector

As community services rapidly digitise, they are generating more data than ever before. This research shows that data capability involves fostering effective and responsible data practices across three integrated dimensions - data access and infrastructure, data skills and data governance.
Journal article

Are charities beyond the crisis?

Prepared by Social Ventures Australia and the Centre for Social Impact, this fifth instalment of the 'Partners in Recovery' series highlights the importance of government and philanthropy funding the full costs of charity service delivery to meet demand and support a healthy sector.
Book

Data for social good: non-profit sector data projects

This open access book provides practical guidance for non-profits and community sector organisations about how to get started with data analytics projects using their own organisations’ datasets and open public data.
Report

Partners in recovery: moving beyond the crisis?

This report examines the role of charities in Australian communities, the impact of COVID-19 on charities, their financial health, and the challenges they face in the months and years ahead.
Report

Census 2021: numbers that matter

This paper is designed to be both a snapshot and thought starter, a strategic compendium that helps philanthropists, not-for-profit leaders and board members ask and answer the big questions about how to make Australian society better for all.
Report

High net wealth giving in Australia: a review of the evidence

This report examines trends in high net wealth (HNW) and ultra high net wealth (UHNW) in Australia, the philanthropic giving of these individuals and their potential to have a greater positive social impact.
Report

Meals on Wheels Australia social impact report

This report measures the social impact of 'Meals on Wheels' and the importance of meaningful customer and volunteer connection, further supporting the essential role the service plays within almost every Australian community.
Report

High net wealth giving in Australia: a review of the evidence - summary report

This summary report provides an analysis of giving by Australians, with a focus on High Net Wealth2 (HNW) and Ultra High Net Wealth3 (UHNW) giving.
Report

Volunteers and volunteering during the COVID-era in Australia

In 2021, the Australian government announced the development of a National Strategy for Volunteering, with the design of this strategy being led by Volunteering Australia. The ANU Centre for Social Research and Methods is undertaking research to support the development of the strategy, with this...
Report

Paying what it takes

Australian charities are being hamstrung by a lack of funding for their core operational needs, severely affecting their ability to deliver frontline services to Australians living with disadvantage. This report finds that the prevailing funding model for not-for-profits is failing to cover indirect operating costs...
Report

Nurturing links across civil society: lessons from Australia’s for-purpose sector’s response to COVID-19

The impacts of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic have stretched far beyond the immediate public health concerns. Built on in-depth conversations with civil society leaders from across Australia, this report offers crucial insights into the for-purpose sectors ability to help people in need during crisis and...
Report

Counting the costs: sustainable funding for the ACT community services sector

This report informs development of more sustainable models of resourcing for the community services sector in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT).
Report

The economic benefit and public value of Australia MedicAlert Foundation

Swinburne University of Technology undertook a multi-stage research project to assess the economic benefit and public value of the Australia MedicAlert Foundation (AMAF). This research reviewed publicly available health data, included a comprehensive survey of current AMAF members, and used several research frameworks to develop...
Briefing paper

No good deed goes unpunished: the effect of Coalition–Labor “political campaigners” amendments on charities

In the last parliamentary sitting weeks of 2021, the Morrison Government passed 'political campaigner' legislation. This briefing note explains what the laws are, how have they changed, and what the consequences might be for the charities sector.
Report

Pulse of the for-purpose sector - final report: wave 2

Launched in May of 2020, the 'Pulse' initiative is an Australian first in measuring the attitudes and operating conditions of the for-purpose sector. This Wave 2 report reveals significant challenges remain for the 'for-purpose' sector, as nearly 80% of service providers report struggling to meet...
Report

Digital technology in the not-for-profit sector: November 2021

The ongoing disruptions to the way we work posed by COVID-19 have emphasised how important it is for not-for-profits to have efficient and reliable technology in place. This report aims to recognise where areas of growth and improvement are needed across the sector, so that...
Report

Building data capacity in the not-for-profit sector: interim report

The preliminary findings presented in this interim report explore the features of data transformation among representatives of the Australian not-for profit (NFP) sector. This report draws on interviews with representatives from Australian NFP organisations and 13 workshop participants at the Infoxchange Group 'Connecting Up' conference...
Report

Understanding the role that philanthropy can play in supporting public interest journalism and how to enable it

This report draws on a series of interviews conducted with approximately forty stakeholders from news media organisations and philanthropy to provide insights into the motivations and mechanisms that impact philanthropic giving to public interest journalism.
Report

Philanthropy: the continued journey to real impact and better practice

This report revisits the progress the Australian philanthropic sector has made against the five pillars of best practice and, through the contribution of the members of the Philanthropy Impact Pioneers Program, does a deep dive practical into the challenges of genuinely engaging and holding ourselves...