Important policy issues for Aus NFPs
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Here you will find a comprehensive collection of public discussion around key policy and regulatory issues affecting the Australian not-for-profit sector. Active from November 2013.
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New Analysis of National Charities | Pro Bono Australia

Ninety per cent of Australian charities operate in only one state, according to an analysis of the latest ACNC data.
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Philanthropy Warning on Changes to Enviro Charities | Pro Bono Australia

Donor peak body, Philanthropy Australia has warned in a submission to a Parliamentary inquiry that any new restrictions on environmental charities could impose more red tape on philanthropy.
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news > latest news > Community Sector Banking receives B Corporation certification | Community Sector Banking

news > latest news > Community Sector Banking receives B Corporation certification | Community Sector Banking | Important policy issues for Aus NFPs | Scoop.it
Community Sector Banking is Australias specialist banking service for not-for-profit organisations.
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NFP Leaders Honoured in 2015 Queen’s Birthday List | Pro Bono Australia

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Call for impact-investor tax breaks to support more deals like $2.5m STREAT loan

Call for impact-investor tax breaks to support more deals like $2.5m STREAT loan | Important policy issues for Aus NFPs | Scoop.it
The tax inquiry has been urged to create incentives to spur more deals in the burgeoning impact investment market.
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Red Tape Cuts Heralded for Philanthropy | Pro Bono Australia

The Abbott Government has vowed to cut red tape in an effort to boost philanthropy in Australia.
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NFP ‘Rebellion’ Against Funders’ Demands | Pro Bono Australia

Not for Profits are needlessly rebelling against a growing demand from funders for impact and outcomes, rather than mere outputs, a Harvard Professor has told a Melbourne leadership conference.
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High Demand for Philanthropy Advice Among Wealthiest – Report | Pro Bono Australia

High Demand for Philanthropy Advice Among Wealthiest – Report | Pro Bono Australia | Important policy issues for Aus NFPs | Scoop.it
The appetite for professional advice on charitable giving is growing and the advice translates to increased giving, according to a report released today by the Charities Aid Foundation.
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Philanthropists Need to Save Advocacy | Pro Bono Australia

Philanthropists Need to Save Advocacy | Pro Bono Australia | Important policy issues for Aus NFPs | Scoop.it
It’s important that grantmakers respond to the Inquiry into the Register of Environmental Organisations to save advocacy rights in Australia, writes Esther Abram, from the Australian Environmental Grantmakers Network
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Couple Makes Record Donation to University | Pro Bono Australia

A philanthropic Sydney couple have made an unprecedented $10.8 million donation to the University of Sydney’s nursing school.
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Saving the ACNC | Pro Bono Australia

Saving the ACNC | Pro Bono Australia | Important policy issues for Aus NFPs | Scoop.it
The Not for Profit sector’s successful fight to defend the national charity regulator puts the ACNC in a stellar position to get on with the job, writes former Federal Labor media advisor, Toni Hassan.
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Significant victory for the charities sector

Significant victory for the charities sector | Important policy issues for Aus NFPs | Scoop.it
You wouldn't know it from the budget papers, but the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission is here to stay.
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Championing good governance in charities

Championing good governance in charities | Important policy issues for Aus NFPs | Scoop.it
MR GERARD Ee is a man who wears many hats. At last count, the veteran head honcho has been president, chairman or director of more than 30 organisations and boards over the past 35 years.Public Transport Council (PTC)? Check. National Council of Social Service? Check. Changi General Hospital? Check. Council for Third Age? Check. National Kidney Foundation (NKF)? Check. SIM University Board of Trustees? Check. Almost all these positions are voluntary.
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5,500 Charities Lose Registration | Pro Bono Australia

Almost 5,500 organisations across Australia have lost their charity status for failing to complete the appropriate paperwork for two years in a row.
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Case study in collaboration: Partnership model to build a stronger foundation for homework clubs ›› Philanthropy Australia

Case study in collaboration: Partnership model to build a stronger foundation for homework clubs ›› Philanthropy Australia | Important policy issues for Aus NFPs | Scoop.it
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Silicon Valley royalty @adeoressi advises on new $100 million socially-conscious Aussie start-up fund

Silicon Valley royalty @adeoressi advises on new $100 million socially-conscious Aussie start-up fund | Important policy issues for Aus NFPs | Scoop.it
One of Silicon Valley's best known investors is advising a pair of Australian entrepreneurs on the launch of a major new local venture capital fund, which is raising a $100 million war chest to invest in companies that promise to produce social or environmentally-positive outcomes.
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Call for impact-investor tax breaks to support more deals like $2.5m STREAT loan

Call for impact-investor tax breaks to support more deals like $2.5m STREAT loan | Important policy issues for Aus NFPs | Scoop.it
The tax inquiry has been urged to create incentives to spur more deals in the burgeoning impact investment market.
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Regulatory burden piles up for charities due to Abbott's uncertainty - Media Release

Regulatory burden piles up for charities due to Abbott's uncertainty - Media Release | Important policy issues for Aus NFPs | Scoop.it
Andrew Leigh is the Federal Labor Member for Fraser.

 

If the Abbott Government is serious about cutting unnecessary regulation, it must commit to keeping the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission open permanently.

 

In Senate Estimates this morning, Charities Commissioner Susan Pascoe said the uncertainty about the commission’s future is creating confusion for Australian businesses and consumers. It is also holding up progress on streamlining charity laws.

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NFP Investing White Paper Targets Boards | Pro Bono Australia

NFP Investing White Paper Targets Boards | Pro Bono Australia | Important policy issues for Aus NFPs | Scoop.it
Australian Not for Profits have lost more than $880 million in interest income since 2011, according to a new discussion paper which warns the sector, and in particular NFP Boards, to rethink their money management.
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Measures to boost philanthropy in Australia | The Hon Josh Frydenberg MP

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Who Will Watch the Charities?

Who Will Watch the Charities? | Important policy issues for Aus NFPs | Scoop.it

LAST week federal authorities disclosed that four cancer charities had bilked tens of millions of dollars from donors. Questions continue to surface about the lack of transparency at the Clinton Foundation. Philanthropy, we’re learning, is a world with too much secrecy and too little oversight. Despite its increasing role in American society, from education to the arts to the media, perhaps no sector is less accountable to outsiders.

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Koda Capital sounds warning bell to charities holding too much cash

Koda Capital sounds warning bell to charities holding too much cash | Important policy issues for Aus NFPs | Scoop.it
Falling interest rates are stripping nearly $1 billion a year from the coffers of Australian charities as the investment returns available from cash and term deposits languish.
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Mergers & Acquisitions - NFPs in the Perfect Storm | Pro Bono Australia

Mergers & Acquisitions - NFPs in the Perfect Storm | Pro Bono Australia | Important policy issues for Aus NFPs | Scoop.it
A Not for Profit environment of more competition from for-profits for work, a tight funding environment and higher demand for services, has created the perfect storm for some organisations to consider a merger, writes Save the Children CEO Paul Ronalds.
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Call for NZ charity sector shake-up - National - NZ Herald News

Call for NZ charity sector shake-up - National - NZ Herald News | Important policy issues for Aus NFPs | Scoop.it
There needs to be a shake-up in the charity sector to ensure greater transparency and remove the tax advantages enjoyed by for-profit arms of large charity groups, public policy think-tank - New Zealand Herald
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