A successful merger of not-for-profit organisations must provide real value to clients, the community and members of the organisation, writes Charlotte Sandell from specialist advisers, HLB Mann Judd.
Over the course of the last five years, Australia’s not-for-profit (NFP) sector has witnessed a number of significant changes. From the establishment of the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC) in 2012, to the ongoing expansion of the NDIS, NFPs and their boards have had to adjust to increased governance requirements and significant funding changes.
The 2017 Social Investment Grants by Australia’s not-for-profit banking specialist, Community Sector Banking are open to not-for-profit (NFP) organisations supporting people experiencing homelessness or family violence.
$200,000 in grants available for NFPs
It’s the last chance to apply for Community Sector Banking’s annual Social Investment Grants Program for not-for-profit organisations.
Community Sector Banking themed this year’s grants to support not-for-profit organisations working to build resilience and capability in people experiencing homelessness or domestic and family violence.
Applications opened on 10 July with a total grant pool …
Not-for-profit community organisation Noah’s Ark is holding a series of best practice workshops on the NDIS in August and September in major cities around Australia for professionals working with children with disabilities.
The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) affects and benefits all Australians, none more than professionals working in disability care.
Early intervention benefits children with disabilities, it sets up how they learn and develop later in life, and so it changes their experience of life.
Professionals working in Early Childhood Intervention (ECI) have such an …
As it celebrates 10 years of advising the social sector, SVA Consulting reflects on how to be more effective in reducing social disadvantage.
Since it was founded in 2007, with support from the Macquarie Foundation, SVA Consulting has become Australia’s leading social purpose strategy consultancy firm having worked with over 300 organisations in more than 650 projects.
Now employing close to 40 consultants, SVA Consulting has worked with social purpose organisations, philanthropists, governments and business, including National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA), Department of Prime Minister and …
Significant changes to accounting standards in 2018 and upcoming changes to lease accounting have the potential for a substantial amount of adjustment by not-for-profit organisations, writes Christopher Edwards, manager of Corporate and Audit Services at HLB Mann Judd.
In what has been described by many as the most significant change in accounting standards since the adoption of International Financial Reporting Standards in 2005, the way in which revenue is accounted for will significantly change for most entities, including not for profit organisations, next year.
Carers Australia is calling for support in getting unpaid carers to the 7th International Carers Conference in October.
Hosted by Carers Australia, this very important international conference at the Adelaide Convention Centre from 4 to 6 October this year, will provide the forum to take stock of where caring is at now and to re-imagine what it will look like into the future.
“This conference is as much for carers as it is for researchers, service providers, policy makers, or anyone in the business and …
As agents of social change we need to celebrate who we are and what we do and the biggest social impact event in Australia – the 2017 Social Impact Festival this July in Perth – does just that, writes Professor Paul Flatau from the Centre for Social Impact at UWA.
It’s a funny business, working to create social change, as I’m sure all of you can attest. We don’t have much – if anything – in the way of perks, funding is sparse, the pay is …
Not-for-profit organisations can now benefit from scholarships for Australia and New Zealand School of Government (ANZSOG) programs aimed at developing the skills of leaders and emerging leaders in their sector.
The NFP sector is becoming more complex and the environment organisations operate in more challenging. There is a growing need for them to ensure their leaders have the capability and networks they need to navigate this new environment.
ANZSOG CEO Ken Smith said the scholarships offered the NFP sector a chance to invest in the skills …
As we approach the first anniversary of the national rollout and the fourth anniversary since the scheme was introduced in the trial sites, we look back at the highs and lows of the last 12 months, and whether the scheme is on track to deliver on it’s promise.
The first of July 2016 marked the beginning of the national rollout of the National Disability Insurance Scheme.
The $22 billion a year scheme, which doubles the level of public funding for disability, is Australia’s biggest social policy …