“The not-for-profit sector performs a vital role delivering services that meet important social needs.It provides a voice for some of our most disadvantaged groups and individuals.” The Case For Mandating Governance Training For NFP Boards is based on the need to ensure these boards have proper governance principles and processes in place to protect the organisation, its staff and most importantly its clients as well as its obligation
Community Sector News
Salvation Army’s national Economic Social Impact Survey 2017 has been released exploring “the challenges, barriers, and levels of disadvantage experienced by people accessing our Emergency Relief services.” Its key finding relate to cost of living, housing and homelessness, access to employment (including access to enough hours of employment), wellbeing and the impact these issues have on children.
The Department of Family and Community Services (FACS) is developing a TEI Sector Assistance Strategy (Strategy), to assist existing funded services transition to the new Targeted Earlier Intervention (TEI) Program. As part of developing the Strategy, FACS has engaged ARTD consultants to survey existing TEI funded services on what type of assistance will be important for them to participate effectively in the TEI commissioning process. Survey closes 14 June.
Liquor and Gaming NSW is reviewing the process that helps control gaming machine numbers within venues and local areas and reduces harms linked to problem gambling. They are calling for submissions from community groups to provide input into the review.
Liquor and Gaming NSW has prepared a discussion paper which outlines the terms of reference, current regulations, and key issues for comment.
AHURI invites you to the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre on 29 June 2017 for their next one-day conference - Affordability and liveability in our cities. This is a national conversation, and policy-makers and practitioners from across Australia are encouraged to attend.
Be quick! Applications for both awards close at midnight on 30 June 2017.
The value of philanthropy is an interesting question, on the hand, why should the wealthy be able to use their money to influence social change, particularly as they are not democratically accountable. On the other hand ‘philanthropic dollars can be used in a very different way to government dollars, precisely because they are not subject to the same sort of accountability’.
The recent ransomware attacks raise the question: Why is cyber security not working? KordaMentha’s observations suggest that it is in part due to employees not being aware of what they need to be watching for and the organisation not valuing data as a financial asset.
The legal firm Clyde and Co in What Are Your Privacy Obligations Under A Commonwealth Contract? outline these obligations if you have a contract with the Commonwealth government in relation to information handling and data management.
Laying the Foundations: Building a Social Media Presence, accepts that there is confusion around social media and the best way forward to make it work for your organisation but points out that “at its core, the purpose of social media—to enable the telling of a story, spark conversation, or record a moment in time—is no di