Isn’t always easy to practice what you preach – even inadvertently.
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Health charities should probably avoid investing in booze – but sometimes it can be hard to tell. So how do charities avoid the pitfalls?
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Meaning well and doing good are great, but organisations can do more harm than good if they're not careful.
No go zone for academics?
New rules could have a chilling effect on academic freedom of speech.
A need to report back from the frontline.
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If new anti-lobbying rules for charities aren't to stifle debate, new ways for community groups to report back from the frontline must be set up.
In the spotlight: Kids Company CEO Camila Batmanghelidjh.
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Reports of Kids Company's good deeds were heeded over its financial viability – with disastrous results for the charity in the long run.
Shane Warne says he is ‘disappointed’ with the recent performance of his charitable foundation.
The Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission seems more focused on reducing red tape for the sector than scrutinising individual charities.
Traditional nonprofits help ensure aid gets to ‘hidden’ populations like the homeless.
Giving cash directly to the needy is a growing trend, but in most cases it's not nearly as effective funneling donations through a charity with 'boots on the ground.'
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People living in their forests must be on board too – and they don't always subscribe to Western conservation values.
Dead and gone.
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A stalwart of the charity sector is dead and gone - so now what do we do?
Many charities have no option but to operate on a hand-to-mouth basis.
When funding comes sporadically with strings attached, how can vital services keep running?
Camila Batmanghelidjh and Kids Company: a victim of its own remarkable success.
In a week of Greek tragedies it has also been hard to distinguish the gods from the monsters in civil society. Three recent important stories about charities question the accountability and management…
If charities spend all their time quantifying their work, they won’t be able to do it.
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The goal of youth-centred charities is to provide a public benefit by helping and caring for young people in a variety of ways. The public, government, and funders should do their best to support these…
We can’t always see no evil.
A campaign for Pancreatic Cancer Action recently stirred up controversy over advertising “shock tactics”. In the advert, genuine sufferers of the disease stated to camera that “I wish I had testicular…
The scrapping of the Australian Charities and Not-for-Profits Commission (ACNC) should not be seen as discouraging, considering…
Joint research by the University of New South Wales and Swinburne University of Technology aims to allow philanthropic foundations…
Rather than capping fees, introducing competition may be the way to deal with disquiet over fees charged by trustee companies managing charitable trusts.
The current review over the regulation of trustee companies has revealed significant problems with how trustee companies are paid for managing charitable trusts. Submissions to the review claim that the…