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The 2017 Global Trends in Giving report has revealed the power of online giving for not-for-profit organisations in Australia and around the world. The report found that social media is a particularly powerful platform for inspiring giving, with Facebook the most powerful social platform for online donations both in Australia

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A board portal is a secure piece of software, utilised by an organisation’s boards of directors, advisory board, committees, subcommittees, and board task forces to manage the ‘business’ of the board. Usage of board portal software on Australian not-for-profit and for-purpose boards has been rapidly increasing in the past few years. 

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Good Foundations has launched the results of the 2017 Well-Run Not-For-Profit survey, which set out to define what “well run” actually means in the NFP sector. The survey found that fewer than 1 in 3 respondents believe that the majority of not-for-profit organisations are well-run. 

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Findings of the 2017 NFP Governance and Performance Study by The Australian Institute of Company Directors have shown that financial sustainability is an issue for the sector, with half of board directors reporting profit margins below inflation, while many felt their organisation was taking on too little or too much risk.

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There are a range of ways that the boards of not-for-profit organisations can streamline their workflow and ensure a manageable workload for board members. Tools such as board portals can help, alongside succinct board papers and virtual meetings where appropriate. This article from Better Boards considers the options available to streamline the work of NFP boards.

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Australian Council of Social Service (ACOSS) is calling on the federal government to stop cuts that are affecting Australians living in poverty. In a joint statement, they have expressed support for the need for a social safety net and have launched a petition calling for an end to cuts and drawing attention to other measures affecting the poorest in society.

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To improve their communication with Not-for-profit (NFP) organisations, the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) engaged EY Sweeney to research the sector's characteristics, behaviours and needs. Key insights from the research indicate that the NFP sector is diverse: organisations range in size, purpose, staff and volunteer numbers, as well as revenue and revenue streams

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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.