Civil Voices


Charity Regulators Should Not Assume That Donors Always Know Best

Krystian Seibert, Tuesday, 12th December 2017 -  Donors play a critical role supporting Australian charities, but we should not attribute them with more knowledge than they actually have, writes Krystian Seibert in this article which was first published in The Conversation.

Governance for Deductible Gift Recipients

Contributor, Tuesday, 12th December 2017 -  It is critical for the board of a not for profit endorsed as a DGR to understand their organisation’s DGR tax concession, writes Joelle Tabone from HLB Mann Judd Melbourne, who offers an overview of the issues the board of a DGR should consider.

What Does Strong Political Leadership in Australia Look Like?

Contributor, Monday, 11th December 2017 -  The new McKinnon Prize in Political Leadership aims to recognise political leaders who have driven positive change and encouraged a national discussion about the role of leadership, writes Michael Gordon from the University of Melbourne, in this arti


First Appeal From The ACNC Decided – ACNC Wins

Contributor, Friday, 8th December 2017 -  This month the Administrative Appeal Tribunal handed down the first decision on the Australian Charities Not-for-profits Commission Act 2012 – a win that may be deserved but one that shows how the legislation is stacked in the commissioner’s favo

Who is Gary Johns?

Wendy Williams, Thursday, 7th December 2017 -  On Thursday it was announced that Dr Gary Johns would be the new commissioner of the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC) for a five-year period.

Media Key – Results, Experience, Dedication and Passion

Contributor, Thursday, 7th December 2017 -  PR firm that specialises in working with not for profits urges more NFPs to reach out – the highly experienced firm wants to help NFPs get a bigger profile.

Same Outputs, Different Impact

Contributor, Thursday, 7th December 2017 -  HLB Mann Judd helps not-for-profit organisations show donors and funders what their achievements are in relation to their mission, the issues and needs an organisation is addressing and measuring the impact they achieve, writes senior management cons

The Fatal Flaw In How Most NFP’s Approach Sponsorship

Contributor, Tuesday, 5th December 2017 -  As crazy as this may seem, 80 per cent of not-for-profit organisations are not aligned behind their sponsorship department, writes Bruce McKaskill, one of Australia’s most experienced and successful sponsorship specialists.

Business Woman of the Year Encourages Corporate-NFP Partnerships

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 22nd November 2017 -  Prominent not-for-profit CEO Violet Roumeliotis has been named 2017 Telstra Australian Business Woman of the Year, and has encouraged other NFPs to work with corporate Australia to achieve social and economic benefits.

Philanthropist Susan Alberti AC Named Melburnian of the Year

Wendy Williams, Tuesday, 21st November 2017 -  High profile philanthropist, fundraiser, businesswoman and football fanatic Dr Susan Alberti AC has been crowned the 2017 Melburnian of the Year.
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