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The Hon. Dr Gary Johns’ appointment as full time Commissioner of the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC) is deeply troubling and an attack on Australia’s charities and not-for-profits, the Australian Council of Social Service (ACOSS) says. “The decision to appoint Dr Johns as ACNC Commissioner is a big mistake,”

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Australian charities have reported $142.8 billion in annual revenue in the last year, according to new research. The Australian Charities Report 2016 examined the 2016 annual reports of over 52,000 charities submitted to the national charity regulator, the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC).

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A new independent research report on commission-based fundraising in the charity sector has been released by the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (ACCC). The report, Research into the Commission-based Charity Fundraising Industry in Australia, forms part of the ACCC’s 2017 compliance and enforcement focus on consumer issues

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Transformational Leadership and Not for Profits and Social Enterprises
is a new book addressing the leadership challenges and strategies not-for-profit organisations face when they move to new models, such as social enterprise.

Rolled up Australian money

The Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission has released a statement on reforms to the deductible gift receipt (DGR) system, after the Minister for Revenue and Financial Services, the Hon Kelly O’Dwyer MP, announced that a number of changes proposed earlier in 2017 will proceed.

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Public trust and confidence in charities remains strong, a new report from the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC) has found. The ACNC’s two-year Public Trust and Confidence report found that 86% of Australians trusted charities, and 91% currently support them by volunteering or donating.

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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 –