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Dr. Ushi Ghoorah is a lecturer in accounting at Western Sydney University.


New year, new approach to financial information


Ushi Ghoorah, Friday, 1st July 2022 -  New research shows the public is seeking increased and more transparent financial disclosures from NFPs. The start of a new financial year is the perfect time to look at whether your reporting could use an upgrade, writes Dr Ushi Ghoorah.

Three capabilities to boost the not-for-profit sector’s impact


Ushi Ghoorah, Monday, 13th December 2021 -  COVID-19 made the not-for-profit sector’s value clearer than ever, with demand doubling for many services. But now the sector is under immense strain. Australian Scholarships Foundation CEO Sam Sayers and McKinsey & Company partner Roland Dillon discuss the path forward.

NFPs report strong financial performance despite COVID challenges

Ushi Ghoorah, Tuesday, 23rd November 2021 -  But NFPs have been warned not to become complacent as the pandemic continues to linger 

Community housing merger set to shake up the sector

Ushi Ghoorah, Monday, 7th December 2020 -  Two of Australia’s leading community housing providers are joining forces next year

New study shows targeted support needed for NFP sector

Ushi Ghoorah, Friday, 6th November 2020 -  Organisations in the arts, sport, health and aged care sectors have been hardest hit by the COVID-19 pandemic 

Collaboration for Impact: Lessons from the field


Ushi Ghoorah, Monday, 19th October 2020 -  Dr John Butcher shares some key takeaways from his new book, co-authored with David Gilchrist, on the issue of how you make collaboration work.

Learnings from Beyond Blue’s partnership success during COVID-19

RESET 2020 case study

Ushi Ghoorah, Thursday, 28th May 2020 -  Beyond Blue has not only preserved but also grown new partnerships during the pandemic. RESET 2020’s second live show looks at how they did it and offers advice on how you can preserve corporate partnerships during COVID-19.

How can we make our online board meetings more effective?

Collective insights

Ushi Ghoorah, Wednesday, 6th May 2020 -  The Xfactor Collective governance specialist and changemaker coach Jodie Willmer has been supporting boards and committees for many years to embrace technology, and has some sound advice for those still grappling with the virtual board meeting.

Heads down. Eyes up. Leadership in volatile times


Ushi Ghoorah, Wednesday, 25th March 2020 -  In times like this the job of a for-purpose board director is not only to guide management in dealing with the crisis, but also to lift their gaze and contemplate the long-term impacts on beneficiaries and organisations, writes Shamal Dass, with a postscript for philanthropists.

Australian boards struggling with gender diversity

Ushi Ghoorah, Friday, 1st November 2019 -  The rate of women being appointed to boards has fallen more than 13 per cent

Aussie Helpers working with ACNC to fix governance issues

Ushi Ghoorah, Tuesday, 10th September 2019 -  An Australian farming charity is working with the charities regulator to fix several governance issues uncovered by a six-month investigation, but the organisation says it has been cleared of misusing donations.                                        

Fly like an eagle


Ushi Ghoorah, Tuesday, 13th August 2019 -  Map consulting group founder and director Lea Corbett challenges not for profits to fly like an eagle and maintain momentum for reform with the help of their board.
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