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CPA Australia and the Australian Scholarships Foundation (ASF) offer up to five 100% scholarships annually. The purpose of the scholarship is to enable managers and financial officers of registered charitable organisations to enhance their knowledge and skills to further contribute to the management and accountability of charitable not-for-profit organisations.

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The Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commissions (ACNS) has published a new factsheet to provide solid advice on how charities can work with businesses and corporates to develop a relationship that helps the charity achieve its goals, as well as deliver tangible benefits for the wider community.

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A common question asked by not-for-profit organisations is whether or not they can or should pay their committee or board members. There are important matters that an organisation will need to consider before deciding whether or not to pay a committee/board member. Not-for-profit Law's new resource covers these issues,

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To assist in your organisation's understanding of debt financing, equity financing, social impact investing and investors (definitions and resources), Not-for-profit Law has developed a comprehensive financing glossary. It is a useful tool for reading alongside their other resources on new funding approaches.

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The Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC) has tabled its 2016–17 Annual Report, its fifth report to Parliament since it was established in December 2012. The report shows that more and more Australians are accessing the ACNC’s Charity Register – Australia’s first searchable database of charities.

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Australian charities are burdened with a financial reporting regime that’s overly complex and inconsistent and which fails to promote the sector’s accountability or efficiency, according to research undertaken by the Australian Accounting Standards Board (AASB).

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Donations growth has improved since NAB’s last report. Giving to charity grew 1.4% over the year to August 2017, after falling -1.0% over the year to February 2017. In a longer term context, charitable giving has grown by around 37% since NAB first started compiling this report in 2010.

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Fundraising Institute Australia (FIA) has established an independent Authority to oversee its new Code. The Code, which was launched in July, will be enforced from 1 January 2018. The seven-member Code Authority will be responsible for compliance monitoring, complaints administration and making recommendations for improvements to self-regulation,

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The Australian Community Workers Association invites community service workers to take part in a national survey on the conditions and practices that help and hinder their professionalism. The aim is to learn from workers the degree that these practices, good and bad, are in use.