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Third Sector Input to Productivity Commission Inquiry

Staff Reporter, Monday, 22nd June 2009 -  Pro Bono Australia has canvassed some of the 152 submissions received by the Productivity Commission's investigation into the contribution of the Not for Profit sector and found a large number of organisations questioning the focus of the study and t

Responses to Draft Legislation on Improving PPFs

Staff Reporter, Monday, 22nd June 2009 -  Philanthropy Australia has warned that draft legislation aimed at improving the integrity of Prescribed Private Funds still leaves donors and trustees with an undesirable lack of certainty.

The Economic Downturn and Demand for Third Sector Services

Staff Reporter, Monday, 22nd June 2009 -  Charities and giving research group Givewell is studying the effect of the financial crisis on the demands for Third Sector services in Australia with a new online survey.

Budget Measures Affecting Not for Profits

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 9th June 2009 -  The Federal Government has announced several measures in the recent Budget that are relevant to the Third Sector. Here's a snap-shot.

Women Getting Into Boards – Australian Survey

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 9th June 2009 -  The Centre for Leadership for Women (CLW) in Australia believes the issue of women getting into boards gains the limelight now and again, but remains unresolved and an issue of frustration for many women.

Reputation Risk Implications of Social Networks

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 28th May 2009 -  According to a US Ethics & Workplace survey, 60 percent of business executives believe they have a right to know how employees portray themselves and their organisations in online social networks.

Review of Charity Trusteeship in the UK

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 28th May 2009 -  A new report has found that 95% of people in the UK are unaware that they can support a charity by becoming a trustee - a figure that won't surprise many charities that have vacancies on their boards.

Selling a Greener Planet – Ethical Investor 2nd Annual Green Marketing Forum – Advertorial

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 28th May 2009 -  Marketing to the 'green' consumer is extremely challenging, especially so in times of worsening economic conditions. However, recent research suggests the market for green products and services is still flourishing despite the economic downturn.

Australian Transparency Awards

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 28th May 2009 -  PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) together with the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia and the Centre for Social Impact (CSI) have announced Oxfam Australia and World Vision Australia as winner and runner up respectively of the second annual

Need for “Institutional Innovations” in the Third Sector

Staff Reporter, Monday, 25th May 2009 -  A visiting expert on civil society and social investment has called for a number of policy initiatives to help the Third Sector weather the current financial crisis and prepare for any future ones.
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