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ProBono: 2023 NFP Salary Survey​

By Business, Financial Management

The Salary Survey has been helping not-for-profit organisations for 11 years by mapping out trends and offering in-depth analysis. 

The report allows individuals and organisations to effectively benchmark their remuneration practices, allowing you to offer appropriate salaries to new employees, and manage the retention and satisfaction of existing employees.

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Reviewing charities’ financial information and annual financial reports​

By Board & Governance, Business, Financial Management

Each year, charities must submit an annual return to the ACNC – the Annual Information Statement. Alongside their Annual Information Statements, medium and large charities must also submit an annual financial report (AFR), which must comply with the ACNC’s requirements for financial reports.

The ACNC emphasises the importance of voluntary disclosure of information in AFRs to enhance transparency, accountability, and public trust in the charitable sector, and they regularly review the quality and accuracy of these reports to improve reporting compliance and guidance.

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A ‘tentatively good’ budget for not-for-profits and charities

By Board & Governance, Business, Financial Management, Revenue - Fundraising

David Crosbie, CEO of the Community Council for Australia assessment is that this budget passes – and takes some important steps in the right direction – but it is not a bold or assertive budget, and lacks significant and sustained investment in programs and services that could make a real difference to charities, not-for-profits, and the communities they serve.

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The Status of ANZ Fundraising – 2022 Benchmark Report​

By Board & Governance, Business, Financial Management, Revenue - Fundraising, Revenue - Other

The very first Status of ANZ Fundraising Report featuring the views and insight of charity professionals working in organisations across Australia and New Zealand. ​

The report creates a comprehensive view of fundraising in 2022 and provides a unique opportunity for charities looking to benchmark their performance.

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Finding a new way forward​

By Board & Governance, Business, Financial Management, Operations, People & Culture

At a time of relatively high and increasingly expensive government debt, rising cost of living pressures, growing inequality, and increasing pressure to meet community expectations for government services and support, the budget is a step forward from where we were, but still well short of where we need to get to.

David Crosbie provides an interesting insight into the Federal Budget he writes, in many ways this budget was a full stop to the work of the previous Morrison government, a reorientation to the new federal government agenda and workplan.​

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ENFP Program: Financial Management

ENFP Program: Financial Management

By Business, Financial Management

Throughout 2021 as part of their ENFP Program, Community has presented the topics of governance, risk & compliance, strategic planning, and innovation & technology. Underpinning these areas of focus is Financial Management. Register for this Webinar to learn from NFP specialists from practise recommendations to case studies.

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The Death of the SWOT Analysis and the Rise of the Strategic Radar

The Death of the SWOT Analysis and the Rise of the Strategic Radar

By Business, Financial Management

From last month’s Keynote event, Ashton Bishop talks further on how to reimagine traditional strategic measurement tools such as the SWOT analysis. Reflecting upon what can be learned from the past year, Ashton provides evidence based arguments as to why strategic measurements tools must adapt with us to consider changing elements like environmental factors, internal challenges and workplace culture. We highly recommend exploring Ashton’s suggested measurement frameworks and updating your current strategic plan to help your business move forward.

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A welcome investment in the care economy… but many left behind

A welcome investment in the care economy… but many left behind

By Business, Financial Management

Probono Australia shared an interesting article on what the sector believes the government got right and where there are still financial gaps.

“Unlike six months ago, when the social sector was left disappointed at the missed opportunity, this morning there is a lot to be pleased about. The substance and focus of this budget have shifted since the last one, moving away from a construction-led economy towards much-needed investment in the care economy.” – Probono Australia

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