COMMUNITY COUNCIL FOR AUSTRALIA
We are an independent member-based charity peak body dedicated to building flourishing communities by enhancing the extraordinary work of Australia’s not-for-profit sector. We do this by changing the way governments, communities and the not-for-profit sector relate to one another. In particular, this includes establishing a regulatory environment that works for community organisations - not against them. Find out more...
Australian charities have demonstrated in this crisis that they are effective advocates to governments. Now they need to look beyond governments to better engagement with their communities - and it would be real step backwards if the not-fit-for-purpose in the 21st Century dog's breakfast of fundraising regulation became the biggest barrier to charities being able to pivot and focus their efforts on stronger local connections and support, writes CCA CEO David Crosbie.
The Charities Crisis Cabinet has written to the Prime Minister, Premiers and Chief Ministers calling for urgent fundraising reform. Now is the time to support giving with a set of fundraising rules fit for these times.
The Charities Crisis Cabinet has released a Position Paper on Enabling greater charitable fundraising during COVID-19 crisis, 20 April 2020.
Fundraising is the biggest red tape burden for the charities sector. This position paper provides a clear and effective measure that could be easily implemented with goodwill and cooperation between our governments to support our charities and our communities at this time.
Rebuilding the economy will become the major focus of government post COVID-19. It is within this context that charities will increasingly need to demonstrate their value to communities, to Australia, to our economy writes CCA CEO, David Crosbie in Pro Bono News, 16 April 2020.
CCA is pleased the government has recognised the invaluable work being undertaken by 1.3 million Australian charity workers in proposed changes to the JobKeeper Payment going to Parliament this week.