PRESSING MATTERS STORY OF THE WEEK
A time to account for donated dollars (Daily Telegraph, 24/10/11)
Australian charities are, they would argue by necessity, as large as the causes to which they are dedicated. They mobilise hundreds of staff and volunteers in quests for funding and appoint talented management identities to oversee matters. Put simply, charities are big business.
ACNC Website Now Live
The Australian Charities and Not-for-Profits Commission (ACNC) Implementation Taskforce website launched this week. The website provides a breadth of information, including reports on the scoping study for a national NFP regulator, sector statistics, and the phases for implementation of the ACNC:
Ethics in Philanthropy Debate
Last night’s Ethics in Philanthropy Debate at Federation Square was challenging in unexpected ways, as the question of who, why, where and what is philanthropy was opened up to the public. Sharon Nathani gives a great run-down of the debate on her ozphilanthropy blog here. The session was also recorded by ABC Radio National to be aired soon.
Channel 31 to Showcase Philanthropic Projects
‘Great Stories’ is a half-hour series of programs showcasing great philanthropic projects, to be screened on Victoria’s Channel 31 commencing Monday 7 November, 8 - 8:30pm. The program will include segments on some great philanthropy funded projects including FareShare, Common Ground homelessness project, Fitted for Work and projects for disaster recovery in Ipswich, Qld, and Marysville, Vic. Interstate screening times are to be confirmed.
New this week:
» Further details on these events are available on the Events Calendar.
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Oct. 28, 2011
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