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Victoria’s Action Plan – Strengthening Community Organisations

Staff Reporter, Monday, 5th May 2008 -  The Victorian Government has released a 25-point action plan aimed at reducing red tape, building the capacity of sector workforce and strengthening the long term sustainability…

Red Tape – Report on the Cost of Government Compliance

Staff Reporter, Monday, 7th April 2008 -  Not for Profits can spend an average of almost 144 hours a year completing Federal and State Government paperwork and the cost of compliance places a much greater burden on smaller…

Businesses urged to Help Strengthen Global Governance

Staff Reporter, Friday, 22nd February 2008 -  A group of prominent World Economic Forum business leaders have issued a call to businesses to join collaborative efforts to strengthen public governance frameworks and institutions…

Perpetual Foundation Report Finds Bad NFP Governance and Accountability

Staff Reporter, Monday, 3rd December 2007 -  A new report claims that the Australian Not for Profit sector has wasted resources, underdeveloped accountability and poor governance – the most serious criticism leveled at NFP…

Australian Companies Improve in Corporate Governance Reporting

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 21st June 2007 -  Australia’s listed companies are continuing to improve their corporate governance reporting according to latest review by the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX). And the review…

Measuring Board Effectiveness – New Research

Staff Reporter, Monday, 9th October 2006 -  A ‘checklist’ approach to meeting minimum responsibilities of a Not for Profit board is no longer sufficient to help organisations deal with growing needs, challenges, and regulations…

NZ Charities – Voluntary Registration or Else!

Staff Reporter, Monday, 17th July 2006 -  In New Zealand, the registration of charities under a new Charities Act will begin in February 2007 with the aim to provide the public with more information about the nature, activities…

NFP’s Need Good Governance Too

Staff Reporter, Monday, 3rd July 2006 -  Directors in Australia’s Not for Profit organisations need to manage conflicts of interest just as transparently and robustly as their business counterparts according to a new…

The Charity Board – Performance Reviews

Staff Reporter, Monday, 8th November 2004 -  Enhanced governance with better people on better functioning boards is the key to increasing the capacity of charities world wide according to Canadian expert Sol Kasimer. Kasimer…

Board Fundraising – The Chair is Key!

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 28th October 2004 -  The US experience suggests that one of the most frustrating challenges for a Not for Profit executive director is engaging the board in fundraising. The US Non Profit Times has published…

Evaluating Boards – Who Stays and Who Goes?

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 28th September 2004 -  Getting the maximum performance out of Not for Profit board members can often be difficult, especially if you have more than a dozen members to evaluate, according to a US philanthropy…

Evaluating Boards – Who Stays and Who Goes?

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 28th September 2004 -  Getting the maximum performance out of Not for Profit board members can often be difficult, especially if you have more than a dozen members to evaluate, according to a US philanthropy…
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