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“The Extraordinaries” – Volunteering In An Instant!

Staff Reporter, Monday, 11th May 2009 -  In an age of instant everything here's a new take on volunteering - via the mobile phone. A group in the US calling itself "The Extraordinaries" has developed what they describe as a new approach to volunteering.

Infoxchange MeasureIT Reviews NFP Technology

Staff Reporter, Monday, 11th May 2009 -  Infoxchange has launched MeasureIT to assess the communication technology needs of small to medium sized community service organisations - at no cost to these groups.

US Foundations Expect to Reduce Grants in 09

Staff Reporter, Monday, 11th May 2009 -  Close to two-thirds of US Foundations responding to a new Foundation Center survey expect to reduce the number and/or the size of grants they award in 2009.

Report on Disclosure Regimes for Not for Profits Released

David Crosbie, Monday, 15th December 2008 -  An Australian Minister for the Third Sector and a single independent regulator for Not for Profit organisations are just some of the far reaching recommendations of the report by the Senate inquiry into disclosure regimes for charities and Not for Pr

Calls for Urgent Charity Reform

David Crosbie, Friday, 25th June 2004 -  Significant reform and streamlining of Australia’s Not for Profit laws and regulations is urgently needed according to Robert Fitzgerald, the Chair of the National Roundtable of Nonprofit Organisations.

The Volunteer Treasurers Handbook

Staff Reporter, Monday, 7th June 2004 -  If you are an honorary Treasurer of a small Not for Profit organisation chances are you may need some assistance with the peculiarities of the Third Sector. The Voluntary Treasurers Handbook is a good starting point.

School Building Funds & Tax Deductions

David Crosbie, Monday, 7th June 2004 -  Demands for parents to pay into school building funds are often thinly disguised tax abuses and should be reined in by the Australian Taxation Office, according to the public interest think tank The Australia Institute.

Tax Office and QUT Form Research Partnership

Staff Reporter, Wednesday, 18th December 2002 -  The Australian Tax Office has entered into a five-year research partnership agreement with Queensland University of Technology's Centre of Philanthropy and Nonprofit Studies.

Triple Bottom Line Reporting – Making It Tangible

Staff Reporter, Wednesday, 18th December 2002 -  A report by the Allen Consulting Group takes a look at the 'state of play' of the adoption of triple bottom line reporting in Australia's major businesses in 2002.

Government Decides on Charity Definition

David Crosbie, Friday, 13th September 2002 -  The Federal Government has decided to enact a legislative definition of 'charity' and to adopt a majority of the 2001 Inquiry recommendations.
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