Working with Curtin University and National Disability Services, BaxterLawley advisors designed and delivered a program to support disability service organisations better understand their businesses and transition to operating under the National Disability Insurance Scheme.
We were appointed by the board of this large professional services organisation to evaluate the financial and operating performance of the organisation, its operating environment and competitors. Constructed an evidence-based strategic plan for the next five years, then worked with staff to develop operational plans and KPIs.
For the fifth year, BaxterLawley has undertaken the NFP Governance and Performance Study with the Australian Institute of Company Directors. This research is sponsored by the Commonwealth Bank and is the largest study of governance in Australia. The 2016 study reveals, for the first time, the profit margins and targets of NFPs, and challenges director's expectations of financial performance. We also examine performance measurement and the relationship between the NFP sector and governments. The report was launched in Sydney by Susan Pascoe AM, Commissioner, Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission.
This is the second report of the Market Design and Evolution for Better Outcomes Research Program (also known as the Disability Services National Benchmarking Project). It provides a snapshot of the changes in the financial performance of a Panel of 154 disability service providers (providers) between 2014/15 and 2015/16 as they transition into the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).
The 2014 NFP Governance and Performance study included eight focus group discussions with senior directors and a survey which attracted over 3,000 respondents.
This is a report co-authored by Kylie Coulson and published by the Bankwest Curtin Economics Centre titled the Impact of Airbnb on WA’s Tourism Industry.
In 2017 BaxterLawley was commissioned by the Independent Centre for Not-for-Profit Research (ICANR) to examine planning process issues associated with the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), and identify alternative methods for developing plans for improving outcomes for NDIS stakeholders .
This was the third and final report of the evaluation of the impact of this initiative. It provided insight into the impact of the reforms and made recommendations for government and sector response.
The 2013 study directly examined the notion that governance in the NFP sector was of a lower standard than that in the For profit sector and concluded that standards vary across both sectors - with high and low quality governance evident in both. This study also examined in detail the issues effecting the governance of Disabilty Service providers and Sports organisations.