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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.

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Australian charities are burdened with a financial reporting regime that’s overly complex and inconsistent and which fails to promote the sector’s accountability or efficiency, according to research undertaken by the Australian Accounting Standards Board (AASB).

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Donations growth has improved since NAB’s last report. Giving to charity grew 1.4% over the year to August 2017, after falling -1.0% over the year to February 2017. In a longer term context, charitable giving has grown by around 37% since NAB first started compiling this report in 2010.

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Fundraising Institute Australia (FIA) has established an independent Authority to oversee its new Code. The Code, which was launched in July, will be enforced from 1 January 2018. The seven-member Code Authority will be responsible for compliance monitoring, complaints administration and making recommendations for improvements to self-regulation,

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Australians are claiming their gifts to charity on tax more than ever, with a total of $3.1 billion donated in the 2014-15 financial year – a 15 per cent increase, or $464 million, on the previous year, according to a report from QUT's Australian Centre for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Studies.

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The national charity regulator, the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission, has launched a new online toolkit to help charities and their local Members of Parliament connect and discuss important sector issues. 

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Not-for-profit organisations now have their own channel on ATOtv, the Australian Taxation Office’s online video library. Organisations can find a range of useful videos on the new channel, including, 'Getting started', 'Applying for DGR endorsement', and 'NFPs and fringe benefits tax'.