If you fundraise using the internet, you are probably not compliant with the various state fundraising laws. Although you may only be targeting your local area, anyone across Australia can potentially respond to your fundraiser, consequently you are expected to be complaint with all Australian fundraising legislation. An open letter to the prime minister, premiers and chief minister has been signed by 150 charities asking that the fundraising legislation
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OSII is gathering information from organisations who have previously submitted proposals, or hope to submit one. It wants to better understand your experience when going through the proposal process. This information will help us review and revise our processes.
It will be running a feedback session for people who were considering submitting a proposal to one of our request for proposal rounds but didn’t and/or would like to share their experience from previous submissions.
Event details are:
Date: 26 April 2017
Time: 2 – 3 pm
Not-for-profits must adapt as one arm of government’s ‘three-sector solutions looks at the development of the Australian welfare state, from a time when Government held a virtual monopoly over the delivery of public services in Australia to what has been described as the three-sector solution where services may be delivered by Government, or contracted out to the NFP or for-profit sectors. It also considers where and how small organisations can fit into this arrangement
It is a popular question but what are the assumptions underlying this question and is it the right one to ask? There are more useful questions to ask than whether Australia has ‘too many’ charities looks at these assumptions, questions their validity and consider what could be a more useful question.
There is a tendency to imagine that if you are a small NGO you have little to be concerned about in terms of cybersecurity. The reality is that any organisation that is linked to the internet or uses cloud storage is a potential victim of cybercrime and the attacks are not necessarily coming from overseas. Cybersecurity: Island Australia collapses notes new data shows a major increase in locally launched cyber-attacks shows the threats are now clo
''Not having enough time to talk strategy is a common gripe for organisations. Even when they do get the chance, it’s often unproductive or ignored by employees.'' Nicholas Gruen: against strategy observes that even if time is made people often comment the time was not well spend, the conclusions useless and/or ignored come Monday morning and asks''What’s going on here?''
How do you make performance management valuable and useful for everyone involved? It is often viewed as a tick and flick game but it has also been likened to going on a diet. Don’t treat performance management like a fad diet but as a long-term program that includes weight loss and maintenance and is achieved through goal setting and associated habitual lifestyle changes that involve frequent exercise, healthy and regular eating, self-monitoring a
As a sector our organisations have to comply with tax laws and it is prudent to be aware and respond to anything that may be a red flag to the ATO. In NFPs Need to Be Aware of What Attracts ATO Attention Terry Hayes, senior tax analyst at Thomson Reuters offers his top ATO “alerts”.
The ACNC has released its Charity Compliance Report 2015 2016 examining its compliance and enforcement activities between 1 January 2015 and 31 December 2016. Several articles reference the report, Krystian Seibert in The Conversation, (Australian charities are well regulated, but changes are needed to cut red tape, Christopher Knaus in The Guardia