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OPINION: Federal budget 2017-18

As the not-for-profit sector grows, so must its powers of persuasion, writes Our Community group managing director Denis Moriarty.


FEDERAL BUDGET 2017-18: What it means for not-for-profits

We've combed the budget papers for spending that will affect not-for-profits and community groups. Here's what we found.


MAY BOARD BUILDER: Hot topics for the sector

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.


HACK ATTACK: Cyber threat to not-for-profits continues to grow

A new law will soon require not-for-profits with more than $3 million in annual turnover to notify authorities of data breaches. Here's what you can do to prepare.


BACK TO BASICS: Ten tips to keep your group compliant

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.


TIME WASTER: Grant survey shock a wake-up call for not-for-profits

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.


FIRST PERSON: End-of-life options - the personal is political

At the forthcoming Communities in Control conference, Andrew Denton will deliver the 2017 Joan Kirner Social Justice Oration, in conversation with Virginia Trioli, on the topic of options at the end of life. Our Community's Denis Moriarty couldn't be more pleased.


ART OF THE DECISION: Good governance a foundation for great art

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.


NEW STRATEGY: Money-making for not-for-profits

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.


PODCAST: Data for beginners

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.


INTERVIEW: Taking on the old guard

It's a leadership scenario many community organisations have faced: new-generation aspirant challenges long-time incumbent for the top job. And it's happening now at the Australian Olympic Committee. Ahead of the board's vote on May 6, Our Community's Matthew Schulz asked Ms Roche what mission-focused organisations could learn from her experience.


FUTURE SHOCK: The Trump effect on not-for-profits

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.


FIRST PERSON: Five roles every not-for-profit needs

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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