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Charity Wooden Letters

The Conversation has published a series of articles on Australian charities, including:
- Infographic: a snapshot of charities and giving in Australia
- There’s cause for celebration and concern in how Australians are giving to charity
- Explainer: why are donations to some charities tax-deductible?

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The Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC) has set out its areas of focus for charity compliance in 2017. In addition to fraud and terrorism, the ACNC will focus on financial mismanagement, harm to beneficiaries, and the political activities of Australia’s charities.


Australia’s social entrepreneurs have battled a fragmented ecosystem that’s 10 years behind the UK to find the support and resources to start and grow a successful social enterprise – until now. To supercharge our social entrepreneurs’ impact, Jay Boolkin and Anne Lennon have launched Social Change Central,

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The Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC) has published a new guide to help charities consider the issues of information and data management. The guide, “Managing people’s information and data”, highlights the importance of responsible information and data management, presents an overview of the laws that may apply,

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Nominations are now open for the Commonwealth Bank Not-for-Profit Treasurers' Awards. Every community organisation understands how much they owe to the person who keeps track of the finances. But they don't often tell them so. The Commonwealth Bank and their Not-for-Profit Sector Banking team believe Australia’s treasurers deserve some recognition

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Following the release of the revised Code of Ethics earlier this year, the Australian Community Workers Association (ACWA) has now published new practice guidelines for community and human services workers. Eight guidelines make up the framework for practice and the indicators in the document will help readers identify when the competency has been adequately reached.

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According to Caitriona Fay, Perpetual’s National Manager for Philanthropy and Non-Profit Services, writing in this article for Fundraising and Philanthropy Magazine, some nonprofits need to lift their game if they want to thrive in the digital world – particularly when it comes to having the right skill set to address digital governance issues.