Not-for-profit resources


Trust in not-for-profits

Public trust is the not-for-profit (NFP) sector’s most valuable asset. The sector has enjoyed historically high levels of trust which it has leveraged to make its substantial contribution to the Austr...

2018 NFP Governance and Performance Study underway

The ‘Not-for-Profit Governance and Performance Study’ is the largest and most in-depth research of its kind, and we need to hear from directors to continue the study’s impact.

Updating not-for-profit good governance principles

First released in 2013, the landmark ‘Good Governance Principles and Guidance for Not-for-Profit Organisations’ document set out 10 fundamental principles of good governance for not-for-profit (NFP) o...

Governance in focus: disability organisations

The AICD released its NFP Governance and Performance Study in September 2017, providing our annual insight into governance trends and concerns for the NFP sector.

Advocacy: Charity Case

The five-year review of the national charity regulator throws up some important issues for directors. Louise Petschler MAICD outlines the AICD response.

Trust in the NFP sector

Health Justice Australia CEO Dr Tessa Boyd-Caine GAICD on fostering trust through rigorous stakeholder engagement and moving an organisation from cheerleader to change maker.

Royal Commission into Child Sexual Abuse highlights governance failings

Publishing its landmark report, the world-first commission will have profound implications for the governance of institutions with responsibility for children.

Happy birthday ACNC

NFP Sector Leader Phil Butler GAICD wishes the ACNC a happy fifth birthday and overviews the articles in this edition.

New NFP financial reporting framework on the way

Recent attention from government, standard setters and academics may signal major revisions to Australia’s financial reporting framework for not-for-profits

From the Commissioner: Five years of the ACNC

In the lead up to the ACNC’s five-year review, Acting Commissioner Murray Baird shares his reflection on the work of the ACNC since its establishment and what the future might hold.
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