Outgoing Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission chief Susan Pascoe will chair the new advocacy and advisory body for Our Community's Insitute of Community Directors Australia (ICDA).
Volunteer treasurer Sinead Glennon, a joint winner of this year's Not-for-Profit Treasurers' Awards, has developed an online financial health test for not-for-profit groups. Try it now!
There really aren't any arguments against same-sex marriage that don't boil down to "God doesn't like it", writes Our Community group managing director Denis Moriarty.
Philanthropic grantmaker Caitriona Fay, of Perpetual, commenting on our Grants in Australia 2017 report, has begun to see a reversal of a funding slump.
Think the census was useless? Think again! We've found five useful ways to use the census data to your organisation's advantage.
Large organisations are winning small grants as well as big ones, pressure is building on local government, and a huge amount of effort is being wasted on grant applications that are abandoned, the Grants in Australia 2017 research study reveals.
Our Community's managing director Denis Moriarty explains how we want to make sure the social sector doesn't miss out on grasping the possibilities presented by these new tools.
Data science + subject matter expertise + data communication skills = powerful insights, and what else we've learnt from the Grants in Australia 2017 study.
A new booklet produced by HESTA in partnership with Our Community helps to make it super-simple for community sector employers to meet their superannuation payment obligations.
Young entrepreneur Holly Ransom says being a small organisation doesn't mean you can't be behind a big impact, if you know how to make change happen. (From the latest edition of Board Builder)
Ransomware attacks that have swept the globe won't avoid not-for-profit organisations. Here's what you can do to prepare.
NOT-for-profit groups eligible for tax deductible donations face a significant shakeup following the release of a Federal Government discussion paper on "reform opportunities". (Comment on the submission by July 14)Our response: Turnbull's tax whack hobbles community
The shock decision to remove the head of Australia's independent not-for-profit and charity regulator has sparked concern across the sector, with Our Community among concerned signatories to a letter to the Prime Minister.
IF there was one underlying message to the thousand-strong throng at this year's two-day Communities in Control conference, it's that community leaders should raise their expectations about what's possible, because there's no rule that says you have to accept the way things are.
MEDIA identity turned assisted dying campaigner Andrew Denton says a cabal of mostly men in the Catholic Church and medical fraternities are doing their best to crush popular support for euthanasia laws.
As the not-for-profit sector grows, so must its powers of persuasion, writes Our Community group managing director Denis Moriarty.
We've combed the budget papers for spending that will affect not-for-profits and community groups. Here's what we found.
The post-conference edition of Board Builder is a bumper edition full of the most useful solutions to the big issues facing boards gleaned from our recent gathering of grassroots members and experts. Download it now.
Our Community has come up with this hit list of ways to ensure your group remains on the straight and narrow from the dangers of late reports to knowing who is really responsible.
Billions of dollars in grants are disbursed in Australia each year, yet grantseekers are spending precious time applying for funding they'll never get, with new figures revealing least 54% of applicants have pulled out of a grant application before finishing it.
If you're a leader in an arts organisation, you'll be interested in this series of workshops and free webinars tailored for the sector by Our Community's Institute of Community Directors Australia (ICDA) and the Australia Council for the Arts. The council identified gaps in governance, and the new courses will help organisations build stronger structures and better processes.
Making a profit and doing good were once considered mutually exclusive, particularly by not-for-profits. But things are changing as social enterprises, which aim to sustain their mission by trading for profit, continue to sprout across the globe.
In this episode, Our Community executive director Kathy Richardson speaks with US data scientist Andrew Means about how not-for-profit groups can get started in harnessing the opportunities of data, while avoiding the risks.
Even as the "Donald Trump effect" continues to sweep the world, not-for-profits are acutely aware they could be in for a rough ride following the election of the maverick ex-reality star. Here's what not-for-profit delegates were saying at our Board Builder conference.
Google employs "Geniuses" instead of programmers, and the Our Community office boasts a "Chaos Controller" and a "Thinker-in-Residence", with one of her friends - a full-time mum - referring to herself as "Household CEO", it got our social media whizz Alex McMillan thinking about job titles in the not-for-profit world.
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