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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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