There’s Cause for Celebration and Concern in How Australians are Giving to Charity – The Conversation

Extract from an article by Wendy Scaife, Associate Professor and Director, Australian Centre for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Studies, Queensland University of Technology & Christopher Baker, Research Fellow, Asia-Pacific Centre for Social Investment and Philanthropy, Swinburne University of Technology Australians are a famously giving people, but what are some of the issues surrounding charities in this country? You … [Read More] There’s Cause for Celebration and Concern in How Australians are Giving to Charity – The Conversation

Celebrity Charities Just Compete with all Other Charities: So why start one? – The Conversation

Extract from an article by Margaret Faulkner, Senior Research Associate, Ehrenberg-Bass Institute, University of South Australia. Despite the enormous number of charities in the world, more are established every year – and many also disappear. Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission data shows that, since 2012, 8,500 charities have been registered and more than 13,500 have been … [Read More] Celebrity Charities Just Compete with all Other Charities: So why start one? – The Conversation

Voluntary Sector Review: Free articles on the ARNOVA16’s conference theme – Policy Press (UK)

The Association for Research on Nonprofit Organisations and Voluntary Action (ARNOVA) met in Washington, D.C., 17-19 November 2016. This year’s conference focuses on policy and partnerships between the non-profit and philanthropic sectors and government in an era of change. Below is a selection of free articles from Voluntary Sector Review? The below articles are free to access … [Read More] Voluntary Sector Review: Free articles on the ARNOVA16’s conference theme – Policy Press (UK)

A Thematic Heritage Study on Australia’s Benevolent and other Care Institutions: Thematic Study – Australian Heritage Council

INTRODUCTION – Extract The Department of the Environment has commissioned a thematic heritage study focusing on the topic of benevolent and other care institutions. This topic is part of a wider thematic group called Nation Building which seeks to provide an understanding of Australia’s heritage in relation to historic processes which have helped shape and … [Read More] A Thematic Heritage Study on Australia’s Benevolent and other Care Institutions: Thematic Study – Australian Heritage Council

Measuring Performance of Non-profit Organisations: Evidence from large charities – Business Ethics (UK)

ABSTRACT How to measure performance in charitable organisations continues to excite interest among academics and practitioners. Despite the intellectual interest, little consensus has emerged as to what are the best measures of performance in charities. This is against the backdrop of an increased demand by donors and other stakeholders on charities to provide information on … [Read More] Measuring Performance of Non-profit Organisations: Evidence from large charities – Business Ethics (UK)

Charity under Pressure: Cash, Credibility and Consumerism – Discover Society

Extract from an article by Neil Serougi The future for charity is in the balance. The assault on welfare over the last decade has been generally analysed through the prism of public service and its transformation agendas but equally, the ideological pressures of successive governments to ‘get tough’ have framed how charities now operate. The blueprint … [Read More] Charity under Pressure: Cash, Credibility and Consumerism – Discover Society

Policy Whisperer: If merging ‘charities’ is the answer, what is the problem? – Power to Persuade

Extract from an article by Paul Smyth In a major development for the not for profit sector in Australia, three of its heavyweights David Crosbie (CCA), Tim Costello (World Vision) and Paul Ronalds (Save the Children) have been prominent in a concerted call for ‘charities’ to ‘merge or close’. The agenda is to be further … [Read More] Policy Whisperer: If merging ‘charities’ is the answer, what is the problem? – Power to Persuade

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