The Child Protection Toolkit is designed to be used by boards and managers of any not-for-profit organisation that works with children and includes legal overview, practical information including a checklist and how to respond to a report, and an outline of child protection schemes and obligations in each Australian state.Read More
2016 Missionary Tax Guide
A new 2016 edition of the Missionary Tax Guide, produced by the Australian Not For Profit Accountants Network Inc., has been released and is available for purchase from Missions Interlink as an e-resource. For more information, click here.Read More
Managing Charity Money
This guide from the ACNC provides insights into good practices of financial management and includes practical steps that can be taken to ensure finances are used appropriately and protected from misuse. It can be downloaded here.
Managing Conflicts of Interest
The ACNC has produced a guide to help charity board members manage any conflicts of interest. It can be downloaded here.
Tax Law for NFPs explained
Our Community has made available an online outline of Australian tax law and legal structures to provide a simple, general explanation and guide for Australian NFPs. It includes some helpful diagrams. Click here to access the page.
What makes a Volunteer?
Volunteering Australia has released a definition of volunteering: volunteering is time willingly given for the common good and without financial gain. Explanatory notes can be found here.
Other recent articles on this topic include: Calling all Volunteers – What’s in a Name? (Probono Australia), Charities Working Overseas Dominate Volunteers – Report (Probono Australia) and How to: Assess whether a volunteer is actually an employee (Moores)Read More
NFP Law Information Hub: Working with others
NFP Law Information Hub has recently added a new section Working With Other Organisations. This includes helpful information on auspicing, MOUs, joint ventures and partnerships, and amalgamation and mergers.
Read more here: http://nfplaw.org.au/workingwithothers
ATO CHECKLIST FOR NFP ADMINISTRATORS
The ATO has developed a very helpful new checklist to help not-for-profits hand over their tax affairs to a new administrator. The Handover checklist: not-for-profit administrators also provides a helpful list for current administrators. It covers the following topics: registrations, legal structure, tax concessions, your workers, reporting and paying tax, and record keeping.Read More
Volunteering Australia’s online tool
Volunteering Australia has launched a new online tool that organisations can use to implement the National Standards for Volunteer Involvement. The online tool streamlines the process — simply complete the online self-assessments and it tells you what additional actions your organisation needs to take to achieve compliance with the National Standard.
Access it at: www.volunteeringaustralia.orgRead More
Thinking Big: To merge or not to merge – that is the question is a new helpful guide for charities and not-for-profits considering mergers.Read More
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