Community & Arts

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.

Not for profit: Business link helps students

Achieving improvements in students’ confidence levels and academic performance is the driving force behind not-for-profit group Australian Business and Community Network, which recently appointed a manager for Western Australia and officially launched its

Not for profit: Volunteering comes at a cost

Volunteering makes a significant contribution to the national economy, worth between $35 billion and $50 billion a year and equal to 5 per cent of the nation’s gross domestic product.

Not for profit: New year brings new faces

Several not-for-profit organisations in Western Australia have made management changes at an executive level in the early part of the year.

Not for profit: Pressure on small agencies

Pressure to consolidate is one of the major issues facing small agencies in the not-for-profit sector, driven largely by government funding strategies and corporate sponsors’ preference for brand names.

Not for profit: Keeping the best on board

Staff retention is an ongoing challenge for many not-for-profit human services providers in competition with the private sector.

Not for profit: Space shortage a challenge

Commercial players are not alone in facing a shortage of office space in the CBD as a result of the state’s economic boom, with the not-for-profit sector also struggling to deal with rising rental rates and the space squeeze.

Not for profit: Boost for Alzheimer's research

The state government has effectively gifted a parcel of land valued at $2.2 million to the Alzheimer’s Association of WA to help the association generate cash flow for the establishment of a new research centre.

Not for profit: New $15m facility adds value

The WA Association for the Blind is approaching the final stages of building a new $15.4 million facility for the blind or vision impaired, to be located on the organisation’s existing land in Victoria Park.

Not for profit: Seamless strategy at Ngala

Ngala is a name that resonates with parents around Western Australia, having a brand recognition quality that many corporate organisations can only aspire to.

Not for profit: Rebranding good for business

Rebranding may be an expensive exercise for many in the not-for-profit sector, but some organisations have recognised a clear cost benefit for doing so.

To educate and commemorate

A charitable foundation estab-lished in memoriam can be a valuable way to raise community awareness of a particular disease or issue, while also commemorating an individual’s life.

Not for profit: Hard work finding the right fit

Competition for the fundraising dollar is fierce in Western Australia’s prosperous economic climate, with not-for-profit organisations having to think creatively in their fight for a piece of the pie.

Not for profit: Non-profit sector in the frame

Changing social perceptions of corporate social responsibility and work/life balance are bringing about a shift in many businesses’ approach towards volunteering.

Not for profit: Training offers mutual benefit

Demand is mounting from some industry sectors for the allocation of additional places in education and training courses as the skills shortage bites businesses statewide.

Not for profit: Planting the seeds of change

With the issue of carbon emissions firmly on the national agenda, a not-for-profit group in Perth is encouraging members of the public to reduce their carbon footprint.

Not for profit: Cord blood facility for Perth

A cord blood bank facility that could save the lives of Western Australians living with leukaemia, blood cancers and other malignant genetic diseases is to be developed in Perth.

Not for profit: Executives frock up to impress for charity

CBH chief executive Imre Mencshelyi is getting in touch with his feminine side in the name of charity.

Not for profit: A closer look at seed science

An x-ray machine bought for $140,000 by the Kings Park and Botanic Garden science laboratory has the potential to revolutionise mine site rehabilitation in Western Australia.

Not for profit: Bean Aid ready to hit the spot

A much-maligned foodstuff it may be, but to aid agencies the humble baked bean is a versatile and highly sought-after commodity.

Not for profit: With a little help from a friend

Pure sponsorship is no longer the norm when it comes to philanthropy in the business community, as not-for-profit organisations develop more sophisticated relationships with their corporate counterparts.