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Few green shoots on business investment

The latest investment numbers showed another fall in spending in real terms in the last quarter. Firms remain cautious and much needed ‘animal spirits’ are still in short supply, according to AICD Chi...

The long-awaited not-for-profit accounting standard improvements

The most controversial area of not-for-profit (NFP) accounting for many years has been the requirements relating to grant accounting. At best it is confusing; at worst it results in inconsistent and n...

From the Commissioner: Australian Charities Report 2015

Each year, the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC), in collaboration with the Centre for Social Impact and the Social Policy Research Centre at the University of New South Wales...

What’s in a name? Use of the term ‘not-for-profit’

If you’re involved in the not-for-profit (NFP) sector, you’ve probably heard someone complain about the use of the term ‘not-for-profit’.

Should more NFPs consider paying directors?

One of the not-for-profit (NFP) sector’s greatest assets is the willingness of individuals to give their time on a voluntary basis in a number of roles, including as directors. The great majority of N...

Policy update

Australia’s not-for-profit (NFP) sector is undergoing a period of unprecedented change in its regulatory, funding and operational environments. In this context, good governance has never been more imp...

Introduction to the NFP quarterly newsletter

The Australian Institute of Company Directors is committed to assisting Not For Profit organisations improve their corporate governance.

3 common behaviours that can stand between you and high performance

While all boards aspire to high performance, many fall well short of that goal. At a recent roundtable discussion, a small group of leading directors led by Steve Vamos GAICD, explored the behaviours ...

Q&A with Maxine Horne MAICD

Maxine Horne’s career has seen her take the leap from small business owner to CEO of ASX-listed Vita Group Limited. Ahead of her appearance at an upcoming Directors’ Breakfast, Maxine sits down with t...

6 sessions you shouldn’t miss at the Australian Governance Summit

The AICD’s Australian Governance Summit will be held in Melbourne next week, bringing together 1,000 of Australia’s foremost boardroom leaders. From an exciting program that takes a deeper look at the...
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