Enhancing your financial management skills can improve your organisation's ability to deliver services, budget accurately, apply for grants and produce financial reports.

This section describes some of the legal and financial obligations of community organisations and their management committees. The issues covered are taxation, fundraising and consumer rights.

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The Queensland Council of Social Service released this media release in response to Tuesdays Queensland State budget: Todays State Budget revealed positive signs the Queensland Government was listening to the community services sector, however it remains important the sector is engaged and...
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Registrations for the 2015 QCOSS State Conference are now open and the full program is also available. This year the QCOSS conference will be presented in two exciting formats – day one will be a conference day of plenary sessions and concurrent content, while day two will be presented in a series...
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The Hon Shannon Fentiman MP, Minister for Communities, Women and Youth, Minister for Child Safety and Minister for Multicultural Affairs, and the Hon Coralee O’Rourke MP, Minister for Disability Services, Minister for Seniors and Minister Assisting the Premier on North Queensland, have today...
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The annual NAB Charitable Giving Index showed that giving to charity grew by just 2% over the year to February 2015, down from 10% at the same time last year. However, the average donation size for all charities increased by $2 over the past year to $336 per donor, with a continuing strong...
Handbooks
On Tuesday 12 May 2015, Minister for Communities, Women and Youth, Minister for Child Safety, Minister for Multicultural Affairs, the Honourable Shannon Fentiman MP, officially launched National Volunteer Week and Volunteering Queensland's Community Resource Handbooks . “Research shows that...
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What is Centrepay? Centrepay is a voluntary bill-paying service which is free for Centrelink customers. Customers can have regular amounts deducted from their Centrelink payment to pay their bills and meet ongoing expenses such as rent, utilities, education and No Interest Loans (NILs). These...
Brisbane City Council recognises the importance of community and not-for-profit organisations having access to advice that will assist with the management of, and future sustainability of their assets. In 2013, Council established the Inclusive Brisbane Professional Advice Alliance to provide pro...
According to a report by Deloitte, the role of not for profits and non-government organisations in delivering services to many Australians is being compromised by an over-reliance on both external rules and self-imposed rules. Deloitte has found that the rules not for profits and NGOs place on...
A study conducted by Forrester Research showed that website redesign projects achieve a high positive return on investment (ROI) when analysed via a multi-year cost-benefit basis. By developing an ROI analysis for a website redesign, a company will ensure that the objectives from the redesign are...
The Governance Institute of Australia is inviting individuals who are interested in pursuing postgraduate studies in governance to apply for the Chant Legacy scholarship program which is open until October 2014. The scholarships are available to applicants keen to pursue postgraduate governance...

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