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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.

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Justice Connect’s Not-for-profit Law has published a new guide, 'Running an incorporated association in NSW'. This guide helps public officers and other office bearers comply with the legal duties associated with their roles and provides tips and tools for running a well-governed incorporated association.

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Gone are the days when corporates can just hand over money without reason, writes Grace McLean from NFP Connect, and we need to start thinking about how we approach businesses and funders to ensure our organisations stay sustainable. At the core of every good partnership is: knowing that you want the same things for yourself and your prospective partner,