05
Nov 18

How do you stay financially sustainable in the NDIS?

Author:Ash Natesh

Disability groups are seeking clarity from the government around future funding for the NDIS schemes. National Disability Services CEO Chris Tanti said the sector needed more assurance about funding so it could plan for the growth needed for providers and participants under the scheme. “It’s not fair to people with disability, their families, carers and … Continue reading How do you stay financially sustainable in the NDIS?

29
Oct 18

The cash flow crisis in the NDIS

Author:Ash Natesh

Since the introduction of NDIS since 2016, disability service providers struggle with cash flow & transitional business models from block-funding for standardised services to participant led-care. To survive in the NDIS space there needs to be a restructuring in strategy around the role of a CFO in the business. Current conditions in the NDIS pricing … Continue reading The cash flow crisis in the NDIS

14
Oct 16

3 tips for building ‘Mission and Money’ to align brand integrity and survival

I know what some of you are thinking:  We’re a not-for-profit organisation and money is such a commercial motivation. It’s even a dirty word. After all, don’t we just want to serve people in need, fulfill our Mission, and make a positive difference in people’s lives? I know that’s why I signed up to the … Continue reading 3 tips for building ‘Mission and Money’ to align brand integrity and survival

16
Sep 16

Pro Bono’s Guide to Giving 2017

The Guide to Giving is Australia’s most established Not for Profit and charity directory, for organisations that are seeking philanthropic funding and community interaction. Based around two platforms there is a printed and digital version of the directory. The printed edition is distributed free of charge to over 56,000 lawyers and CPA Australia Members. It … Continue reading Pro Bono’s Guide to Giving 2017

09
Aug 16

Preparing for the future – do or die for nonprofit boards

In my Koda white paper, Preparing for the Future – Do or Die for Non-Profit Boards, I am predicting many charities risk extinction if they fail to compete with new challengers and rising performance expectations. Life for non-profits is changing rapidly, and in many ways dramatically. Non-profit boards face a future that looks nothing like … Continue reading Preparing for the future – do or die for nonprofit boards

29
Jul 16

Simple and smart – strategic planning that won’t bring you down

I think we all have a bad strategic planning story to tell. The time it went on for months but never came to a clear resolution.  The time that left us feeling like we had been sucked in to the vortex of corporate double-speak.  The time that made you, as a leader in your organisation … Continue reading Simple and smart – strategic planning that won’t bring you down

12
Feb 16

Achieving lasting social change – a new way of thinking and acting for NFPs

The not-for-profit sector includes over 600,000 organisations and is estimated to employ over one million staff (or eight per cent of all employees in Australia). Each year the sector turns over more than $105 billion. It holds over $175 billion in assets. In the last decade, sector growth has continued at more than seven per … Continue reading Achieving lasting social change – a new way of thinking and acting for NFPs

05
Feb 16

Surviving in the NGO ‘Marketplace’

Things are changing for the NGO sector.  There is a trend away from block funding and towards models that see providers operating in a marketplace environment (think the NDIS, Consumer Directed Care and the recently announced Mental Health Reforms). So how do you ensure your NGO survives in the new environment? We’ve heard how many … Continue reading Surviving in the NGO ‘Marketplace’