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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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...
Good Shepherd Microfinance and the Suncorp group are creating a corporate community partnership committed to developing insurance products specifically tailored to the meet the needs of people on low incomes. The home and contents insurance products, under the brand ‘Good Insurance’, will be...
Good Shepherd Microfinance has produced The Microfinance, Inclusion and Economic Growth Report. The report found that if just 7% of Australia’s financially excluded were able to improve their wealth position, the nation’s annual gross domestic product (GDP) could increase by a staggering $19.7...
Managing Through Change: Human Resource Implications and Future Sustainability VIEW THE WORKSHOP FLYER The Queensland community services sector is going through a period of great change. Some organisations are facing short-term funding reductions, whilst the overall long-term trend is for growth...
The Hunger Project PBI endorsement case outcome A Federal Court decision has removed the requirement of 'direct relief' used by the Tax Office to deny Public Benefit Institution endorsement and is set to have a significant impact on organisations that have previously been denied PBI status,...

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