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June 2021

Charities still wary of updated plan to change governance standards

Charities still wary of updated plan to change governance standards

By Board & Governance, Business

Charities are still wary of changes to ACNC powers. Are the powers of the ACNC overstepping the mark? The charity sector believes this proposal – which is part of a government crackdown on “activist organisations masquerading as charities” – could lead to charities being deregistered for something as simple as tweeting in support of a protest that accidentally ventures onto private land, or providing support to whistleblowers. 

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Pandemic pressure grows on volunteers, demand, fundraising but there's hope on the horizon

Pandemic pressure grows on volunteers, demand, fundraising but there’s hope on the horizon

By Business, Revenue - Fundraising

Not-for-profits in Australia are coming under intense pressure a year on from the start of the COVID-19 pandemic with 52 percent reporting more demand for services, and the majority suffering a slump in volunteers and donations. Denis Moriarty, group managing director, Our Community, said the immense pressure meant it was time for governments to do more to support the sector.

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Four common biases in boardroom culture

Four common biases in boardroom culture

By Board & Governance, Business

“Though most boards work to solicit a range of views and come to a consensus on key issues, the 2020 edition of PwC’s Annual Corporate Directors Survey found that 36% of directors have difficulty voicing a dissenting view on at least one topic in the boardroom. The reason most commonly cited by directors for stifled dissent on their board was the desire to maintain collegiality among their peers.”

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An NPA Member Story - Childhood dementia is a cruel disease claiming young lives

An NPA Member Story – Childhood dementia is a cruel disease claiming young lives

By Business, People & Culture

ACA’s heartbreaking story of the tragedy surrounding childhood dementia and its occurrence within families. As childhood dementia is claiming as many young lives as cancer, it is still very much a foreign topic to most people. The need for awareness and clinic funding is desperate and suffers due to a lack of education. Meg Donnel, CEO of Childhood Dementia Initiative and NPA member, is a leading force in the action for change. Meg’s story is touching as she not only strives for her family but for all the other families who deserve attention. We highly recommend checking out this incredible story.  

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ESG – What does it mean?

ESG – What does it mean?

By Business, Revenue - Other

In 2019, ESG began as a buzzword, fast forward to 2021 and ESGs are now becoming a part of the mainstream for profit sector. As many companies are being pressured to report on their ESG credentials and policies, many people are still left wondering, what are ESG and what do they mean?

Read Probono’s comprehensive breakdown of this rising topic as they explain ESG language and the impact they may have on you, your corporate partners and investors.

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Charities burdened by fundraising red tape

Charities burdened by fundraising red tape

By Business, Revenue - Fundraising

“An independent survey of more than 600 charities and NFPs reveals a significant number of Australian charities are caught up in fundraising red tape that limits their capacity to pursue essential fundraising activities and philanthropic support. The Fundraising Survey 2021 report highlights that 40 percent of Australian charities find current fundraising rules are “an unnecessary financial burden” while 1 in 5 charities believe the current rules and regulations have become an impediment to fundraising.” – Philanthropy Australia

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