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Social Enterprise Academic Symposium | Book of Abstracts now available

Held in September 2022, the Social Enterprise Academic Symposium brought together academics, scholars, practitioners, students and educators with an interest in learning about emerging theory, teaching practice and social entrepreneurship in action. It was organised by the Australian Social Enterprise University Alliance and hosted at QUT. The symposium was held in partnership with the Social Enterprise…

2019-2020 analysis of Ancillary Funds – What do the stats tell us?

ACPNS researchers Marie Balczun, Myles McGregor-Lowndes and Alexandra Williamson have just published their annual analysis of Ancillary Funds in Australia for the period 2019-2020. The intended purpose of an ancillary fund (or philanthropic foundation) is to act as an intermediary between donors and nonprofit organisations (not individuals) that can receive tax deductible donations. There are two…

Nonprofit legal case notes | 2022 second quarter summary now available!

Enjoy reading legal cases but short on time? The second quarterly summary for 2022 is now available! Researchers at ACPNS scan Australia and the world constantly for legal cases that involve important issues concerning charities, nonprofit organisations, philanthropy, gifts and bequests. Our Quarterly Case Note Summaries capture key legal cases in an easy-to-digest format for lawyers,…

Mapping philanthropy in Australian public schooling

Global narratives of educational philanthropy tend to emphasise the significant influence donors have in shaping public school policy and practice. In Australia, however, tax laws work to narrow the possibilities for philanthropy to exert influence over public schooling. Indeed, public schools (unlike private schools and Higher Education institutions) are unable to receive ‘direct’ philanthropic income, yet…

Subsidised short courses | Building capability across the nonprofit & social purpose sector

ACPNS is delighted to be partnering with Hand Heart Pocket and the Queensland Government to help build capability across the nonprofit and social sectors. Heavily subsidised courses for those working in philanthropy, nonprofit and social enterprise are now available, thanks to support from Hand Heart Pocket and the Queensland Government. Sara Parrott from Hand Heart Pocket recently…

#QUTGivingDay | Thank you

Thank you for taking a moment of your time to make a significant impact for the future of community organisations!   With YOUR help on #QUTGivingDay, we raised $10,151​ and had the sixth-highest number of donors across the many QUT projects at 77 people! ACPNS donors helped us make an even bigger impact, unlocking a $2100 pledge…