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What role does the board play in government relations?

Neil Pharaoh, Wednesday, 17th June 2020 -  The board should be monitoring the function, insight and leadership of government engagement through four lenses, writes Neil Pharaoh. In the social purpose sector two of the most

Culture wars: Do you really think you can change the culture of your not for profit?

Oliver May, Monday, 9th December 2019 -  Cultural change is possible, writes Oliver May, but many of us need to think again about the “how”. The last two months feel like they were all about fraud, fraud, fraud. October saw

Lessons from the banking royal commission for the NFP sector

Contributor, Tuesday, 11th June 2019 -  The findings from the Hayne Report have something for all organisations to learn from, writes Nick Walker from HLB Mann Judd Melbourne. By now, most people are aware that Commissioner

Risky business: Operating overseas under the new external conduct standards

Oliver May, Tuesday, 9th April 2019 -  The Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission’s new external conduct standards are coming. If your charity operates outside Australia, you need to start thinking about

Downside of Linear Thinking and Why We Need to Embrace Failure

Vu Le, Monday, 7th August 2017 -  The not-for-profit sector’s penchant for linear thinking oversimplifies the problems we are trying to solve, and are, in fact, worsening and perpetuating them, writes Vu Le, the

Investors Dissatisfied with Corporate Sustainability Reporting

Lina Caneva, Wednesday, 4th June 2014 -  Investors are significantly dissatisfied with the current level of corporate transparency and reporting of sustainability information, according to new research in the US. The…

Victoria’s $30M Commitment to Tackle Family Violence

Lina Caneva, Tuesday, 3rd June 2014 -  The Victorian Government has committed $30 million in funding in a bid to protect and support women and children at high risk of family violence. As part of the plan, announced at the…

Asylum Seekers at Risk of Disadvantage – Report

Lina Caneva, Tuesday, 6th May 2014 -  A new report claims that asylum seekers living in the community are at serious risk of disadvantage, isolation and marginalisation in Victoria. The research report, "Can You…

Fraud Still a Threat to Australian NFPs: Survey

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 25th February 2014 -  Just 28 per cent of Australian and New Zealand Not for Profits believe fraud is a direct threat to their organisation, despite the majority seeing it as an inherent sector-wide problem,…

Investment Decision-Making Tool for Charities

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 6th February 2014 -  A new tool to help smaller charities and faith-based organisations decide on their asset allocation when investing has been produced by an ethical funds manager. Ethical funds management…

Social Impact Bonds Face Big Hurdles – UK Think Tank

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 3rd September 2013 -  Harnessing private cash to finance public services via ‘Social Impact Bonds’ is unlikely to appeal to mainstream investors because of the impossibly high risks they…

Philanthropists Unnecessarily Risk Averse – Study

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 28th June 2012 -  Philanthropists are unnecessarily more risk averse with their philanthropic assets than they are with their personal financial assets, a new study has found. Risk and Philanthropy
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