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AID/Watch Loses Charity Status

Staff Reporter, Monday, 12th October 2009 -  Not for Profit organisation AID/Watch has lost it's charitable status after a long running legal battle with the Australian Tax Office - a decision the organisation says will have ramifications throughout the sector.

ANZ Launches Banking Package for Community Groups

Staff Reporter, Monday, 12th October 2009 -  ANZ Banking group has launched a new banking package with no monthly fee for Not for Profit community organisations*.

Effective Grants Management Conference 2009 – Advertorial

Staff Reporter, Monday, 28th September 2009 -  Seeking, administering and managing grants is not what it used to be. Whether you're a grant maker or grant seeker, today's economic climate and regulatory reforms have shifted both expectations and requirements. Issues such as service delivery, the

Not for Profits Contribution to the Australian Economy – New ABS Figures

Staff Reporter, Monday, 28th September 2009 -  Australian Not for Profit organisations have contributed close to $43 billion (or 4.1%) to Australia's economy in 2006/07, as measured by gross domestic product, according to the latest figures released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS).

Women Getting Into Boards – Report Shows Inequality

Staff Reporter, Monday, 28th September 2009 -  Men with friends in high places get preferential treatment when it comes to Board appointments in Australia according to a new report.

Charities Have “Least Secure Websites” – Report

Staff Reporter, Monday, 28th September 2009 -  According to a new internet security report from the UK Not for Profit organisations have the least secure websites compared to industry and government sector groups with security risks or 'vulnerabilities' for the NFP sector having tripled in just 1

The State of Not for Profit Transparency – Guidestar Report

Staff Reporter, Monday, 28th September 2009 -  A US report finds that 9 out of 10 Not for Profits are embracing on-line disclosure but more can be done.

Diabetes Australia Strengthens Its Fundraising Procedures after “Ferguson” Incident

Staff Reporter, Monday, 28th September 2009 -  Diabetes Australia says it will review its fundraising procedures after it was revealed in NSW that a convicted paedophile, Dennis Ferguson was found selling its Buzz Day fundraising merchandise for the charity.

US Volunteers Cut Back on Time

Staff Reporter, Monday, 28th September 2009 -  American volunteers are cutting back their time in the wake of the economic downturn. A new report says they are suffering from a condition called "civic foreclosure" - an ailment that is limiting the range and depth of their civic engageme

Former Democrat Supports Rudd Government Third Sector Reform Agenda

Staff Reporter, Monday, 14th September 2009 -  Former West Australian Democrats Senator, Andrew Murray who instigated the Senate Inquiry into Disclosure Regimes for Charities and Not for Profit organisations says the Third Sector should not be concerned by the Government's perceived poor response
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