All ·Fri, 19 December 2014 It’s been a year of uncertainty and change for the Australian not-for-profit sector. Notification that a new regulator will take control (although at what point is still unknown), Government funding cuts, implementation of the National Disability Insurance Scheme and other changes to the sector’s operations made 2014 one of the most notable years to-date. Wed, 17 December 2014 Third Sector is pleased to provide you with access to the latest edition of the magazine. Wed, 17 December 2014 Register by Friday 19 December to attend the event that shapes the sector, Third Sector Expo 2015 for only $249*. Thu, 11 December 2014 Incorporated associations can be affected by audits similarly to corporate enterprises. Aine Brennan, Audit Manager at MSI Ragg Weir Accountants provides key considerations when preparing for an audit. Wed, 26 November 2014 Third Sector Expo 2015 brings you an all-encompassing session on how to make the most out of online channels to connect with your community and grow your organisation. Wed, 26 November 2014 Third Sector will soon launch an App to allow readers to access the latest edition of the magazine anywhere, anytime. Wed, 12 November 2014 Held on 23–24 March 2015 in Melbourne, Third Sector Expo will take focus on promoting growth through innovation by delving into contemporary not-for-profit initiatives to provide you with a fresh prospective. Below is a glimpse of a few speakers you can expect to see. Wed, 29 October 2014 UN LTD, the foundation representing Australia’s media, marketing and advertising industry, is calling on charities dedicated to UNdoing youth disadvantage to submit proposals for support in 2015. A new breed of banks across the world are championing a global financial system that serves the needs and interests of people, their communities and the environment. Third Sector spoke with three not-for-profit finance professionals to gain their insights on the financial challenges and innovations currently impacting the sector. Since 1998, the ISIS Group has been providing services to people living in poverty in Nepal and Uganda using a unique dual model that incorporates both a business and not-for-profit component. Audette Exel, a founder of the ISIS Group, explains to Third Sector how not-for-profits can successfully partner with business to achieve greater social impact. For over a century, The Royal Children’s Hospital has provided care for Victorian children and their families, building a reputation as a leading specialist paediatric hospital. Third Sector recently spoke with Sue Hunt, Executive Director (CEO) of the hospital’s fundraising arm, The Royal Children’s Hospital Foundation, to discuss how she came to be involved with the organisation and what lies ahead. With diversity in funding becoming increasingly imperative in the not-for-profit sector, Eelco Keij outlines some strategies for organisations to consider when seeking cross-border grants. A multitude of technological advancements in recent years has changed the landscape of not-for-profit operations. William Eggers, Research Director, Public Sector Industry at Deloitte, speaks with Third Sector about the emergence of the ‘solution economy’, and how the sector will need to adapt. Yvonne Stewart, Senior Manager, Brand and Communications at The Benevolent Society challenges popular belief on not-for-profit spending in a candid opinion piece. Howard Ralley, National Director, FebFast explores how one simple idea generated $5.6 million in six years and – through continued innovation – shows no signs of slowing. Third Sector Editor Sarah Harding sat down with Queensland University of Technology Professor Helen Irvine to discuss her study Accountability beyond the headlines: Why not-for-profit organisations need to communicate their own expenditure stories. Mon, 29 September 2014 Third Sector is pleased to provide you with access to the inaugural Digital Edition thanks to the support of the Governance Institute of Australia and the Northern Territory Convention Bureau. Thu, 18 September 2014 In a speech delivered at NSW Parliament House last week, Social Ventures Australia CEO, Michael Traill AM, urged a rethink of the way the Australian community funds social change. Wed, 20 August 2014 The leading professional development conference for the Australian not-for-profit sector, Third Sector Expo will be held at the Flemington Racecourse in Melbourne on 23–24 March 2015. Wed, 14 May 2014 The abolishment of the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission has been confirmed. A program promoting philanthropy through collaboration to be launched. Both the disability and community sectors are set to receive funding. Mon, 12 May 2014 Professor Peter Shergold has observed a fundamental shift in the relationship between the public, private and third sectors over the past few decades, and shares with Third Sector his vision for a functional and beneficial harmony between all three. Thu, 24 April 2014 Didn’t make it to Third Sector Expo 2014, or made it but missed some sessions? Not a problem. You can now view the conference as it unfolded with live footage of speakers including questions and answers.