Community Council for Australia (CCA) is mounting a campaign to support the harmonisation of fundraising regulations in Australia. CCA maintains that “Charities across Australia are frustrated with governments not acting to remove red tape and duplication that is costing hundreds of millions of dollars a year in lost productivity.” The campaign will name and shame Ministers and senior bureaucrats who are blocking the harmonisation of Australia’s fundraising regulations.
Community Sector News
We know there are workforce issues facing our sector and our staff but there is little solid research on what is actually happening.
NCOSS in partnership with Homelessness NSW, Yfoundations and Domestic Violence NSW has commissioned SPRC at the University of New South Wales to ask specific questions on the issues impacting on our workforce.
You will have received the survey by email from SPRC.
NSW Treasury released the NSW Government Commissioning and Contestability Policy and the Practice Guide in late 2016. Written for NSW Government Agencies they include valuable information on the purpose and aims of the policy, how agencies are expected to conduct the commissioning process in NSW, where contestability sits in this process and what could
Jeff Kennett talking about mental health in the workplace argues that a CEO's pay should be linked to the mental health of that organisation. He believes it is good sense, commercially and socially, and leads to a happier workplace.
Moving toward a better future for measurement asks the question: If we get to a future “where continuous learning becomes a core management tool; where …(we)… stop giving grants and start funding experiments”; data, learning, and knowledge is openly and widely shared; and clients and communities are involved in identifying need and developing strategies and review.
The new code, developed by ACWA, sets out the ethical and professional guidelines for the community sector. ACWA's Practical Ethics Series and Professional Practice Series include resources to help workers understand how to apply the Code in their practice including addressing the unethical behaviour of a colleague; and understanding professional boundaries.
Good360 partnered with HLB Mann Judd to survey 650 charities nationally to find out what goods charities need but cannot afford to purchase. 53% of the respondents were from the community service sector.
The survey found that whilst household goods fell into the highest category for unaffordable goods, approximately a quarter were dependant on donated office supplies to run their organisation.
Data from the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission’s 2015 Annual Information Statements is now available at data.gov.au. The dataset includes governance and financial information for more than 46,000 registered charities for the 2015 reporting year, in most cases 1 July 2014 – 30 June 2015. The dataset will be updated as late Annual Information Statements are received.
If your organisation or charity is registered with the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC) and are still to lodge your 2016 Annual Information Statement, it may now be overdue.
For charities operating on a standard reporting period (1 July to 30 June), the 2016 Annual Information Statement was due on 31 January 2017. If your statement is overdue, lodge now to avoid consequences.