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.


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.


6 Dec 2017

This report builds on the research of previous years and represents the most comprehensive record to date of the Australian charity sector.


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.


27 Nov 2017

This report examines commission-based fundraising in the Australian charity sector.


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.


23 Oct 2017

The research report shows that, despite ongoing simplification efforts, serious issues with thecurrent financial reporting regime for Australian charities remain.


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.


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.


6 Sep 2017

The CAF World Giving Index looks at how and why people around the world give to charity. This edition outlines data from 139 countries, which represents an incredible 95% of the world’s population.


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.


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.


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...


25 Jul 2017

Profiling 1,465 registered charities which reported that their main activity in 2015 was aged care.


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.


A report prepared by Creative Partnerships Australia for the Department of Social Services to assist the work of the Prime Minister’s Community Business Partnership
12 Jul 2017

This research draws on the experience of collective giving groups located across Australia and includes perspectives of organisations that host giving groups as well as charities which received grants from the giving groups.


10 Jul 2017

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


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.



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