Wanted: Stronger emphasis on the positive impact of advocacy

In an environment where the legitimacy or relevance of advocacy by charities is sometimes questioned, we need to illustrate its real and tangible impact more proactively. Read more…

Mar. 19, 2015   |   Krystian Seibert

 Tags: advocacy, policy, research & information

Wind, warming, and what to do next: take-aways from the AEGN conference

By Louise Arkles, Director Knowledge & Communications, Philanthropy Australia A colleague once said to me:  “No one ever goes to conferences to learn things, it’s all about the networking.” I attended the Australian Environmental Grantmakers Network (AEGN) conference this week, and was delighted that it proved this attitude wrong. I want three things from a conference to make it worth my while: to take away new understanding that sticks - sticky facts to be inspired… Read more…

Oct. 29, 2012

 Tags: advocacy, education, environment, events, general, research & information

Call to not-for-profit and philanthropy researchers

When the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC) commences on 1 October 2012, part of its function will be to improve public understanding of the work of the sector.  An important part of this function will be to work closely with the existing research community, including both academic researchers and researchers within not-for-profits, to facilitate and support research into not-for-profits and charities. The ACNC Taskforce is developing its research strategy and is keen to hear… Read more…

Sep. 13, 2012

 Tags: advocacy, education, general, government, research & information

Government announces NFP Sector Tax Concession Working Group

The Hon Mark Butler, Minister for Social Inclusion, and Assistant Treasurer The Hon Mark Arbib have issued a joint press release announcing the establishment of the Not-for-Profit Sector Tax Concession Working Group. The Chair of the working group will be Linda Lavarch, Chair of the Not-for-profit Sector Reform Council. Other members of the group include John Emerson of Freehills. The Working Group’s mission is to consider whether there are better ways of delivering the current… Read more…

Feb. 13, 2012

 Tags: advocacy, government

Not-for-profit reforms: submission deadlines extended

Assistant Treasurer Mark Abib has extended the deadlines for responses to several government reform papers affecting the not-for-profit sector, as reported in the NFP Newsletter issued on December 23. Submissions on the exposure draft of the ACNC legislation are now due 27 January 2012 Submissions on the consultation paper on the governance framework for the Not-for-Profit sector are now due 27 January 2012 Submissions in response to the ACNC administrative systems are noe due 27… Read more…

Jan. 09, 2012

 Tags: advocacy, government, news

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