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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.

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The Grants in Australia 2017 research study – drawing on the views of more than 1200 grantseekers – reveals a huge amount of effort is being wasted on abandoned grant applications, large organisations are increasingly scooping up the small grants too, and pressure is building on local government to shell out more.

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A new Hub, re-designed guidance material and an enhanced online form are among the key improvements to the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission’s 2017 Annual Information Statement. The improvements to the 2017 version of the statement came after extensive feedback from charities and people working in the sector.

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Australian Privacy Foundation chairman David Vaile says charities have progressively commercialised their funding, lobbying and fundraising arms and are using increasingly intrusive mechanisms. “Over time, you wonder if they any longer justify those exemptions, which would otherwise prevent them,

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A new research report, Collective giving and its role in Australian philanthropy, released by the Prime Minister's Community Business Partnership sheds light on the emergence of collective giving, a relatively new model of giving in Australia that involves individuals coming together and pooling their resources to fund social change.

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Some not-for-profit (NFP) organisations will be affected by the Common Reporting Standard (CRS), which is currently being implemented in Australia and is a single global standard for the collection, reporting and exchange of financial information on foreign tax residents. The ATO has released new advice to help the NFP sector understand their obligations under the CRS.

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The Australian Not-for-Profit Workforce Study is a large national study about and for NFP organisations, employees and volunteers that aims to support the sector and help communities by informing practice, policy and funding. People working in the sector are invited to participate by completing an online survey.

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Fair Trading has released translated versions of a number of incorporated association fact sheets in 7 community languages to help associations learn the benefits of being incorporated, and comply with their responsibilities and obligations. The fact sheets are now available in Arabic, Chinese, Farsi, Karen, Korean, Spanish and Vietnamese.