Huge congratulations to the outstanding team of TLC for Kids Gold Coast volunteers for 6 months of dedication and support, raising funds to help expand the Rapid TLC service to the Gold Coast area. A terrific demonstration of what hard work can achieve.
There’s a bad habit in the social entrepreneurship world where we put outstanding social entrepreneurs up on a pedestal — these incredible demigods who have accomplished something us mere mortals c…
Now in its third year, Excellent Thursday, is spreading its wings and hosting a 100-person lunch on Thursday, 24 March 2016 at Melbourne’s Eureka 89 to raise funds for TLC for Kids.
Source: Excellent Thursday expands
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Cutting red tape could save Australian charities up to $29 million, according to a new report released by the national charity regulator and Deloitte Access Economics. The Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC) said that […]
The national charity regulator has released a new set of governance rules for small charities.
Working in the non-profit sector for over 24 years, I have seen a number of changes, both good and not-so-good. On the whole, the services being provided to the community are exceptional, however, there are still gaps that need filling.
Each year, more and more charities register through the ACNC, and as Susan Pascoe mentions in this article (http://goo.gl/usqFUd), many cease to operate each year also. Even though this should balance itself out, there seems to be an increase in the number of new campaigns, fundraisers and appeals, which puts pressure on, not only the organisations trying to raise funds, it also has an effect on the donor, who may eventually feel ‘donor fatigue’, and simply stop giving.
If we all take the simple approach of looking out for each other and band together for the common cause, being ‘let’s do everything we can to ensure the planet we live on and the community we live in are ok’, the world would be a different, and somewhat better place.
Are there too many charities in Australia? I tend to agree with Susan, “we can only say yes to that when we are confident that we are efficiently and effectively meeting all community needs not covered by government in every part of this vast continent.“