Happy Holidays from all at ACPNS

Life is an adventure in giving!

2020 will go down as a humbling year. Our Nonprofit/Philanthropy/Social Enterprise/Purpose-Driven sector came together to do what it does best – support people, families, environments, animals and communities.

It’s time to celebrate the extra agility and innovation by individuals, organisations and funders and be energised by it. And to regret that creativity and advocacy couldn’t counter all the impacts of such a year on our community sector.

Like you, we at ACPNS have tried to be good listeners and agile pathfinders for our students and robust researchers for the sector.

Thanks to the many of you who have joined in our 30+ events and webinars. Look out for lots more as ACPNS celebrates its 20th year in 2021!

As you set your goals for next year, we hope our 6 knowledge gifts to you below bring you ‘return on learning’.

Our 7th gift is a few of the moments/thoughts that touched our days in this unusual year of challenge.

Warm Seasons Greetings to you and your families

Associate Professor Wendy Scaife on behalf of all the researchers, students, alumni and supporters of ACPNS at QUT

How is the sector progressing?

Sector luminary, Robert Fitzgerald reflects on the progress of the nonprofit sector and speaks about the legacy of the Productivity Commission’s report ten years on.

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The future of philanthropy in Australia

Sector experts, including Allan English AM and Wesley Enoch AM shine a light on giving – and what the future holds for philanthropy in Australia.

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How giving are we, Australia?  

Each year Australian taxpayers donate billions of dollars – and each year we crunch the numbers to find out how generous we really are.

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Significant nonprofit legal cases from across the globe

Did you know that researchers here at ACPNS scan Australia and the world constantly for legal cases that involve important issues concerning charities and nonprofits?

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Tea & Buns recordings from 2020

Tea and Buns aims to create an opportunity for those working in nonprofit and social innovation to learn from each other and discuss sector issues. Each month tackles topical leadership questions.

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Develop Your Organisation blog

What do YOU need to develop your organisation and what is considered best practice in fundraising, financial sustainability, managing change and strengthening your accountability? These are just a few of the topics covered by our expert researchers.

View all 2020 topics

And last but not least…

Some heart-warming moments from the team that made us tear up in 2020. Enjoy!

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