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Resources and Useful Links

Analysis & Policy Observatory (APO) is open access knowledge hub and information service providing easy access to policy and practice research and resources.

Australian Centre for Philanthropy and Non-profit Studies  – The Australian Centre for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Studies (ACPNS) aims to bring to the community the benefits of teaching, research, technology and service relevant to philanthropic and nonprofit communities.

Australian Charities and Not-for-Profit Commission –  The Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC) is the independent national regulator of charities.

Australian Government Productivity Commission – Information on the contribution of the Not-for-Profit Sector.

Community Council for Australia
A member-based advocacy organisation of not-for-profits.

Connecting Up
A networking and resources hub for not-for-profits in Australia and New Zealand.

A directory of causes and not-for-profits seeking volunteers and donations (site managed by the Our Community Foundation).

Linkwest: Supporting Neighbourhood and Community Resource Centres to develop vibrant, inclusive, and connected communities in Western Australia.

Our Community
A social enterprise providing advice, resources, tools and training for not-for-profits.

Philanthropy Australia
The national peak body for the philanthropic sector, providing advocacy, information and services. Publishes A Guide to Giving for Australians and other resources for philanthropists.

Pro Bono Australia
Daily news, directories and advertising for the not-for-profit sector.

The Centre for Social Impact – A collaborative academic research centre focused on improving the delivery of beneficial social impact in Australia.

The Engaging Young Leaders on Aged Care and Community Boards Program develops young leaders (under 40 years) and creates opportunities for them to succeed on Boards of Governance in the aged care and community sector.

The Our Community Group provides advice, connections, training and easy-to-use tech tools for people and organisations working to build stronger communities.

Third Sector Magazine
A periodical for the not-for-profit sector covering news, governance, advocacy, membership, leadership and fundraising.

TRSC. The Third Sector Research Centre. Birmingham, United Kingdom works to enhance knowledge through independent and critical research.

Victorian Not-for-Profit Compliance Support Centre
Practical guidance on starting and managing a not-for-profit in Victoria (site managed by the Department of Human Services).

Volunteering Australia
The national peak body for representing volunteering interests, providing advocacy and resources for volunteers and organisations engaging volunteers. Provides volunteering resources, policy and best practice documents and hosts the Go Volunteer volunteer position database.

WACOSS. WA Council of Social Services is the peak body for the community service sector in Western Australia.

Western Australian Department of Commerce – Not for profit
Guidance and forms for incorporated associations, charities and cooperatives in Western Australia, including Inc.: A Guide for Incorporated Associations in Western Australia.


This page contains links to external websites. Any external links used by the ICANR are inserted for convenience and do not constitute an endorsement or recommendation of any material at those sites. Information and resources provided by the ICANR  is for general information only and is not intended to be a substitute for professional advice regarding your organisation’s  particular circumstances.

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