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Two new reports in the Giving Australia 2016 series have been released by the federal government, revealing more about the philanthropy landscape in Australia. The reports show that large businesses (with 200 or more employees) represented only 0.2% of all businesses, yet gave $9 billion in their last financial year,

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A report released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) has revealed that income and wealth inequality have remained stable in Australia since 2013–14. The Survey of Income and Housing is Australia’s largest survey of income and wealth and provides an important measure of inequality.

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The 2017 Global Trends in Giving report has revealed the power of online giving for not-for-profit organisations in Australia and around the world. The report found that social media is a particularly powerful platform for inspiring giving, with Facebook the most powerful social platform for online donations both in Australia

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A board portal is a secure piece of software, utilised by an organisation’s boards of directors, advisory board, committees, subcommittees, and board task forces to manage the ‘business’ of the board. Usage of board portal software on Australian not-for-profit and for-purpose boards has been rapidly increasing in the past few years. 

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Good Foundations has launched the results of the 2017 Well-Run Not-For-Profit survey, which set out to define what “well run” actually means in the NFP sector. The survey found that less than 1 in 3 respondents believe that the majority of not-for-profit organisations are well-run. 

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Findings of the 2017 NFP Governance and Performance Study by The Australian Institute of Company Directors have shown that financial sustainability is an issue for the sector, with half of board directors reporting profit margins below inflation, while many felt their organisation was taking on too little or too much risk.

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There are a range of ways that the boards of not-for-profit organisations can streamline their workflow and ensure a manageable workload for board members. Tools such as board portals can help, alongside succinct board papers and virtual meetings where appropriate. This article from Better Boards considers the options available to streamline the work of NFP boards.