Articles written By Better Boards
Better Boards connects the leaders of Australasian non-profit organisations to the knowledge and networks necessary to grow and develop their leadership skills and build a strong governance framework for their organisation.
Clinical Governance in a CDC Environment
Is clinical governance an operational or strategic responsibility? With a focus on consumer directed care (CDC) in home care and a call for CDC in residential care, will this affect the way you manage clinical governance? To what extent does the board need to be aware of clinical risk management and what particular areas of clinical care should the board be aware of? Traditionally boards have had a significant focus on financial management and strategic direction.
Board Perspectives: Key Skills for Making Constructive Contributions
Board effectiveness and competency are influenced by a great many factors. Arguably a critical factor is the skills held by board members and how these are used in concert to strengthen both the board and the organisation. To get to the bottom of what key skills should be required of all board members in order to contribute effectively in the boardroom, we put the word out to our network. We asked board members from a range of Australian non-profit organisations their perspective on this issue and the results were fascinating.
Sprout Cast Episode 4
Aaron Hurst, CEO of Imperative, Founder of the Taproot Foundation and author of The Purpose Economy speaks about purpose and it’s impact on the non-profit sector, inspiring people in your organisation, the benefit of boards to social enterprises and much more. Whether you’re running an established non-profit organisation or thinking about starting your own, this episode has great insights for either situation. Transcript Speaker 1: Welcome to Sproutcast where we speak with change makers, social innovators and entrepreneurs about how to make the world a better place.
Sprout Cast Episode 3 with Tom Dakwins, CEO & Co-Founder StartSomeGood
In this episode of SproutCast we talk to Tom Dawkins CEO & Co-Founder of StartSomeGood about how he got started in the non-profit space, how crowd funding can benefit your non-profit organisation and much more. StartSomeGood is a crowdfunding platform for non-profits, social entrepreneurs and changemakers to raise funds and grow a community of supporters. Transcript Speaker 1: Welcome to SproutCast, where we speak with change makers, social innovators, and entrepreneurs about how to make the world a better place.
Sprout Cast Episode 2 with Stephanie Lorenzo, CEO Project Futures
In this episode we explore Stephanie’s experience leading Project Futures, how she came to be working in the social enterprise space and where Project Futures is headed. Stephanie Lorenzo is the founder and chief executive officer of Project Futures. Stephanie is a strong advocate for social responsibility. Project Futures is dedicated to combating human trafficking and sexual exploitation by empowering young professionals to utilise their time, skills and talents to raise awareness and funding for anti-trafficking projects.
Sprout Cast Episode 1 with Rhys Williams - Founder & CEO, The Makers
Rhys Williams is the founder and chief executive officer of The Makers. In this episode of Sprout Cast we explore Rhys’ experience founding the West Australian based social enterprise The Makers and his experience as a young person on non-profit boards. Rhys offers great advice and insights for aspiring social enterprise founders and non-profit board members. Transcript Speaker 1: Welcome to SproutCast, where we speak with change makers, social innovators, and entrepreneurs about how to make the world a better place.
Better Boards Conference 2015
Better Boards would like to thank all delegates, speakers and sponsors for attending the Better Boards Conference 2015. We sincerely hope you found the experience enriching and that you made some valuable contacts through your interaction with other delegates during the day. We look forward to seeing many of you again at future events.
What is Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) Status?
As with the term “charity”, “deductible gift recipient” is a specific legal status that can only be used to describe organisations specifically endorsed by the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) (or named in tax law as a deductible gift recipient). Deductible gift recipient (DGR) status carries with it certain legal responsibilities and only certain types of entities qualify. Entities that are endorsed as a deductible gift recipient can receive income tax deductible donations.
Better Boards Conference 2014
Better Boards would like to thank all delegates, speakers and sponsors for attending the Better Boards Conference 2014. We sincerely hope you found the experience enriching and that you made some valuable contacts through your interaction with other delegates during the day. We look forward to seeing many of you again at future events.
NFP Regional, Community & Economic Development Strategies Seminar Series 2014
Your non-profit’s role in community, economic & regional development: How will you position your organisation? Will you grow and/or amalgamate? What will be your NFP’s contribution? The first in a series of seminars exploring the emerging and crucially important role non-profits play in regional, community and economic development, this event was a must attend for senior leaders (CEOs, board members and senior management teams) of non-profit organisations. Chaired by one of Australia’s pre-eminent experts on non-profit organisations, Michael Goldsworthy, this panel discussion explored key strategic insights and new strategies that boards, chief executive officers and senior management teams should consider as part of their organisation’s strategic direction.