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The Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC) has pushed for new powers to regulate charities’ “effective use of resources” under controversial new commissioner Gary Johns. The charities sector is up in arms over the proposal, seen as a bid to control how charities spend their money

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Properly thanking your new donors is the first step to building a lasting relationship with them. Start the year off on the right foot with this Guide from Network for Good, which outlines best practices, expert advice, and real-life lessons.

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The latest podcast from the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC) features a discussion about how charities and businesses can work together to form mutually beneficial corporate partnerships. It looks at the opportunities corporate partnerships provide, as well as tips for charities looking to work with a business to form a partnership.

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Gifts, wills, bequests and endowments can provide significant (and sometimes unexpected) income to charities and not-for-profits. Not-for-profit Law's new fact sheet below explains what to do when offered a gift, bequest or endowment and whether you need to accept the gift, bequest or endowment; gifts/bequests/endowments with conditions,

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The Australian Government is required to undertake a review of the Australian Charities and Not for profits Commission Act 2012 and the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (Consequential and Transitional) Act 2012 after their first five years of operation. This review presents an opportunity to evaluate the performance of the legislative framework,

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Access to financial products and services, and employment status are key factors in the decline in the number of Australians who feel financially secure, according to Parts 2 and 3 of Financial Resilience in Australia, a report released by Centre for Social Impact (CSI) at UNSW Sydney in partnership with NAB. 

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KPMG's Census Insights explore the shifting trends in Australia's lifestyle habits by analysing the data provided in the 2016 National Census. In this first report, demographer Bernard Salt and KPMG Partner Cassandra Hogan explore the rise of energy poverty, which continues to be driven by the rising cost of energy supply.

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A string of government policies and practices has created a culture in which charities in Australia are “self-silencing” for fear of risking their financial security or attracting political retribution, according to a major report.

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Two Feet is an accelerator program developed by The Difference Incubator (TDi) for enterprises looking to do good and make money. Applications are open for the next Sydney intake, which will run from May to July 2018.