NFP Governance Study

The online survey had close to 3,000 respondents and the key outcomes included:

  • Financial sustainability remains the key issue
    95 per cent believed that maintaining and building income was the top priority.

  • Merger discussions happening
    32 per cent of directors reported that their board had discussed a merger in the last 12 months, 7 per cent that they had completed a merger in 2015 and 7 percent that they were in the process of a merger.

  • Collaboration was important with other NFPs 
    70 per cent of directors said that their organisation was collaborating with other NFPs to advocate for their sector or beneficiaries.

  • Government relations need to be improved
    On average, directors gave the Commonwealth Government a score of 4.6 out of 10 for understanding NFPs. 37 per cent believe that their NFP needed to focus more on responding to changes in government policy.