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The Big Solar Switch campaign aims to be Australia’s largest switch to solar power. The campaign will unlock the potential of not-for-profit and community organisations by helping them to go solar. This initiative has been developed by MEFL and Community Buying Group exclusively for Australia’s 55,000 registered charities and 600,000 community organisations.

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Social Impact Bonds (SIBs) are a financial instrument that pays a return based on the achievement of agreed social outcomes. To date in Australia, SIBs have been initiated by state goverments to address social problems that were previously funded exclusively by government grants.

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How do two not-for-profits work together? This is a common question asked of Not-for-profit Law's legal advice team. They are also asked: what is an auspicing arrangement? How can we amalgamate or merge? Do you have a sample MOU? To help answer all of these questions they have published the following new and updated "working together" resources:

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This research project by the Asia Pacific Social Impact Centre at MBS, the University of Melbourne, found that in general, there is optimism about the future of philanthropy in Australia and a genuine desire to continue to develop best practice approaches to social impact by both grant makers and grant seekers. 

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In partnership with the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD), the Australian Scholarships Foundation (ASF) have announce the launch of 140 governance education scholarships for not-for-profits across Australia in 2018/19.

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The Australian Charities & Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC) has lodged a Submission to the “ASIC Industry Funding Levies Regulation Enhancement” Treasury Consultation. In it,the ACNC has urged Treasury to “exclude registered charities from paying the annual levy set out in the ASIC Supervisory Cost Recovery Levy Act 2017”.

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The Australian Council of Social Service (ACOSS) has responded to the Government’s Budget, pointing out that more tax cuts are the wrong priority at the wrong time, will not help the majority of people on low incomes, and will deprive governments of the ability to fund essential services and restore the budget.

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Newstart and related payments including Youth Allowance, have not increased in real terms in 24 years. They are now so low people cannot afford basic necessities like housing, meals, bills and transport, even if they get Rent Assistance. The Australian Council of Social Service (ACOSS)' Raise the Rate campaign suggests actions people can take to Raise the Rate:

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The Pareto Fundraising 2018 Benchmarking program has charted the changes in donor giving year-to-year over the past 10 years. It’s designed to help fundraising professionals and their leaders make better-informed decisions. Key findings from the 2018 analysis include: