Community & Arts

Not for profit: Volunteer numbers fall short

Volunteers may be the backbone of many Western Australian not-for-profit groups, but according to data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics, the state has the lowest volunteering participation rate in the nation.

ScreenWest taking the reel world to a younger audience

The state’s peak film industry body, ScreenWest, has made a number of recent management changes on the back of a string of successes in the local film industry.

Not for profit: United approach to meet need

Twelve months after the consolidation of its various agencies, community services provider UnitingCare West is entering a new phase of development, with the release last week of its strategic business plan.

Not for profit: Major projects boost sector

Several not-for-profit organisations in Western Australia are undertaking major construction projects to expand their operations and improve service delivery.

Not for profit: Staff, funds squeeze biting

Western Australia’s tight employment market, and an increased demand for counselling services, have created a staffing crisis in the state’s not-for-profit alcohol and other drug agencies, according to the sector’s peak body.

Not for profit: Making the magic million

Two Western Australian not-for-profit groups have achieved a target of $1 million in their respective fundraising campaigns during the past few months.

Not for profit: Definition the key for NFPs

Not-for-profit organisations in Western Australia may be required to reassess their organisational status if a new policy, developed by national accounting body CPA Australia, is adopted.

Not for profit: Online presence lifts profile

Western Australian not-for-profit organisations are increasingly using the internet to communicate with their supporters and clients, particularly with regard to e-philanthropy and online giving.

Not For Profit: Costs, staff issues hit sector

With Western Australian workers commanding the highest salaries in the nation and the state’s unemployment rate at just 2.7 per cent, the not-for-profit sector is struggling to compete with other industries as it faces an acute shortage of staff.

Not for profit: Lawyers to lift pro bono work

Western Australia’s legal community is preparing to increase its commitment to pro bono work following the introduction of a national voluntary initiative.

Not for profit: Charity collaboration a plus

More than 25 charities in Western Australia are licensed to fundraise for cancer research and support services, including both state and national organisations.

Not for profit: GPs taking it to the street

As many Perth residents settle in for an evening at home most nights of the week, a team of doctors prepares for an evening out, providing free medical treatment and advice from a custom-built truck to the homeless and marginalised across Perth, Midland a

Not for profit: Double act worth admission

Many businesses recognise the importance of being involved in the local community, creating a sense of good corporate citizenship and fostering brand awareness.

Not for profit: Securing long-term support

Face-to-face fundraising, where charity workers wield a clipboard instead of rattling a tin, seeking your credit card number instead of cash, is a rich source of funds for Western Australian not-for-profit groups.

Performing arts funds fight

Western Australia’s three major performing arts organisations have experienced bumper seasons and sell-out crowds in the past few years.

Not for profit: Membership's mutual benefit

The benefits of diverse board membership at not-for-profit organisations appear to flow both ways.

Sound performance from PIAF

Strong attendance figures have delivered record figures for this year’s UWA Perth International Arts Festival, which is set to take more than $3.5 million at the box office when its film festival draws to a close next month.

Not for profit: Getting in tune with SMEs

Small businesses are not often targeted by not-for-profit organisations seeking corporate partnerships, yet the smaller end of town has much to offer, according to many in the NFP sector.

Doubts over feds' aged care package

Aged care providers in Western Australia have expressed concern that the federal government’s latest funding package, which allocates $1.5 billion towards aged care over the next five years, may leave some providers worse off due to financial restructurin

Not for profit: Leeuwin II raffle sales strong

Sailing on the Leeuwin II has provided many high school students in Western Australia with a fairly inexpensive adventure over the years, principally due to the generosity of the ship’s sponsors.

Not for profit: No small change for charity

Fundraising by not-for-profit groups in Western Australia is about to be subject to greater regulation, with the drafting of a new bill to improve accountability in the sector.