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Merging – One Plus One Can Equal Three

Jayne Mayer Tucker, Wednesday, 11th November 2015 -  Mergers in the Not for Profit sector are not all about monetary growth options but more about growth in outcomes, writes Jayne Meyer Tucker, the former CEO of Good Beginnings Australia.


Charity Sector Still Fighting After Tough Year – Senator

Rachel Siewert, Tuesday, 10th November 2015 -  Despite a year full of hurdles, the Federal Government has yet to destroy the spirit of the charity and Not for Profit sector, which despite challenges remains committed, vibrant


Impact Capital Australia – Scaling Positive Social Change

Rosemary Addis, Wednesday, 4th November 2015 -  Impact Capital Australia has been designed as this flagship institution for Australia, to be the game changer that unlocks the potential of impact investment, writes Rosemary Addis,


Why Aboriginal People with Disabilities Crowd Australia’s Prisons

Staff Reporter, Monday, 2nd November 2015 -  Aboriginal people with mental and cognitive disability are “managed” by police, courts and prisons due to a lack of appropriate community-based services, according


NFP Financial Reporting Changes Not a ‘Burden’

Kris Peach, Tuesday, 27th October 2015 -  The Australian Accounting Standards Board’s proposed change to the way Not for Profits recognise income in financial reporting is not intended to be a burden on small charities,


Is There Any Chance of Certainty for the ACNC?

Professor Ann O'Connell, Thursday, 22nd October 2015 -  Dear Prime Minister, for the sake of the Not for Profit sector, please announce that your government does not intend to abolish the charity regulator, writes Professor Ann O’Connell,


Gordon Darling and the Gentle Art of Philanthropy

Xavier Smerdon, Thursday, 22nd October 2015 -  The recent death of artist and philanthropist Gordon Darling AC, at the age of 94, has reminded many in the arts community of the key role that he played in fostering the visual arts in


Building Trust – The Critical Task

David Crosbie, Tuesday, 20th October 2015 -  The growth rate of Australia’s Not for Profit sector is under challenge and those involved have a responsibility to not just trade on public trust and confidence, but to build


Time for a Special Minister for Disability

Ellie Cooper, Tuesday, 6th October 2015 -  Should a special ministerial portfolio be created for people with disability in Australia asks author and disability researcher Dr Peter Gibilisco. Disability support and policy…


Attitudes to Financing Social Sector Stuck in the Past

Xavier Smerdon, Tuesday, 29th September 2015 -  Many people’s attitudes to financing the social impact sector are entrenched in the well meaning but somewhat patronising amateurism of the 19th and 20th Centuries, writes


Towards A Humane Response to the World’s Refugee Crisis

Violet Roumeliotis, Tuesday, 8th September 2015 -  Civil society must lead the way and show that there is strong support for bold action by policy makers in Australia’s response the world’s refugee crisis, writes Violet Roumeliotis,


Time to Get Real on NDIS: Data and Flexibility Are Key

Ellie Cooper, Thursday, 3rd September 2015 -  It’s time to stock and develop better data in support of a more robust National Disability Insurance Scheme or the brunt of any failure will be borne by those who live with disability,
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