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
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Meetings - Is this your organisation’s most important hidden cost? According to results of a Microsoft Office survey, ineffective meetings, unclear objectives, and lack of team communication are the top time wasters of workers around the world.
The Benefits Realisation Management (BRM) Framework has been released by Finance Services and Innovation. It is a framework of best practice principles and concepts drawn from latest experiences and proven practice in setting up and managing programs, including programs in the Health and Community Sector. It is a standard approach for benefits realisation management for anyone not familiar with the subject matter, including program directors and managers, change
The Program Evaluation Guidelines and the Evaluation Toolkit are designed to help agencies to conduct consistent, transparent and high quality evaluations of NSW Government funded programs. All NSW Government Departments are expected to conduct their evaluations in line with the principles and standards outlined in the Guidelines.
Wendy Williams in Pro Bono News, in Startups Put on Track for Social Impact observes “there is no one right answer, but the question of how to measure a social impact business deserves robust discussion”.
Australian organisations are suffering a loss of digital confidence and it is not confined to the community sector. NFPs Stuck in Digital Service Swamp notes that “confidence is vital for driving digital success, without addressing this issue Australian organisations are set up for digital failure”.
‘Evidence-based policy’ is such a woolly – yet self-evidently good – idea that it is nearly impossible to disagree with. But, Reviewing the evidence on evidence-based policy notes that evidence is not enough. “Half the battle is understanding the problem. Failure to do this properly is one of the most common causes of policy failure and poor regulation.”
“If you are wondering why others aren’t speaking up more, first ask yourself how you are inadvertently silencing them.” The problem with saying 'my door is always open' is that that is now how others necessarily see it. A two-year research study, including interviews with over 60 senior executives, as well as workshops and case studies, illuminates a glaring blind spot: We simply don’t appreciate how risky it can feel for others to speak up.
Infographic: a snapshot of charities and giving in Australia and There's cause for celebration and concern in how Australians are giving to charity review our giving and the issues that are arising, while Gain five yea