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A new report by Australia’s financial intelligence agency, AUSTRAC, and the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC), identifies significant risks for non-profit organisations in relation to money laundering and terrorism financing.

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The term ‘social impact investment’ is currently in fashion as a way to solve the world’s wicked problems. However, as so often happens between the NFP sector and those outside it, we seem to use the same words but define them differently so there is often a mismatch in understanding.

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There's a concentration of wealth in the top 10% of Australian charities. Why is this the case? And how does this affect innovation in the sector? According to the Cause Report, 92% of both assets and income are controlled by the largest 8% of organisations, and that there hasn’t been a significant change in which organisations fall into this category over 20 years.

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There has been substantial change in the Not-for-Profit (NFP) sector over the past three years and there is at least another two years of change to come. Strategic and operational planning has never been more important. 

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The Federal Government announced in the 2017–18 Budget context a number of initiatives to encourage the continued development of the SII market in Australia, including funding of $30 million. The government’s package includes funding of $30 million over ten years, the release of a set of principles to guide the Australian government’s involvement in the SII market,

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Justice Connect has released a range of new and updated resources, which are available to download for free. The resources include a new Privacy Guide, as well as new and updated resources on tax, social media, property, governance, and more.

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Adaptive governance is about individual directors and the board transforming themselves, adopting and using transformational leadership principles and practices in order that they can successfully drive the strategic transformation of their organisation, the re-engineering of their business model and reinvention of their culture.

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New Commonwealth Bank research on levels of business innovation activity in the Australian Not-for-Profit (NFP) sector has found that just one in four NFPs are innovation active when assessed against the leading international guidelines used by the OECD. But the sector’s preparedness to be truly innovative outstrips other industries across Australia.

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The Myer Innovation Fellowship program aims to support breakthrough solutions to Australia’s most pressing social and environmental challenges and bring new talent to the social sector. Fellows are offered the unique opportunity to take twelve months away from their current role to pursue a big idea that has the potential to achieve positive outcomes.