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A new Giving Australia report has revealed the critical role volunteers play in the success of not-for-profit organisations and the fact that they are often NFPs' most valuable resource. The report, Giving and volunteering: the nonprofit perspective, represents the most extensive research undertaken so far to uncover how NFPs drive support

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In the latest episode of the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC)’s podcast series, Assistant Commissioner David Locke joins ACNC Charity Chat to discuss fundraising with people in vulnerable circumstances. David and Matthew discuss how charity fundraisers can recognise vulnerability in potential donors

Firing the CEO can be one of the most difficult decisions a board can make – it will also be among the most critical. Many boards will resist bringing up the need to fire their CEOs, while other boards will be far too quick to fire their chief executives. In this article for Better Boards, James Beck – Managing Director, Effective Governance –

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A free Workforce Analytics Dashboard with insights on people, performance and purpose is now available for not-for-profit organisations. Organisations can use the analytics to become better employers, offer improved services and have greater impact.

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The financial returns from “impact investing” are on par with mainstream investments, according to a recent report. Impact investing aims to generate a social or environmental return (such as affordable housing or a reduction in greenhouse emissions) as well as a financial one. Research shows that impact investors

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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.