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.
BaxterLawley working with Curtin University produced the first report from data harvested from the Annual Information Statements of 38,000+ charities. This landmark report has been widely cited in the academic and grey literature.
Now in its ninth year, AICD’s ‘Not-for-Profit Governance and Performance Study’ is the largest survey of its kind in Australia, with 2022 respondents and national focus groups across the country. This year’s study explored current and emerging issues facing the sector including cybersecurity, innovation, financial viability and culture. The Study canvases a range of perspectives taken by boards in response to contemporary challenges which directors from any sector cannot afford to ignore, including innovation, cybersecurity and culture. These are governance issues which push boards to focus their energies beyond traditional metrics for performance. Perhaps they were not commonplace on board…
The CEO and board of this human services organisation needed a new KPI and performance monitoring framework. We worked in collaboration with staff to build the system bottom-up, ensuring full staff engagement and motivation to achieve the new targets. This project resulted in over $500,000 in savings within 6 months.
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 .
We were appointed to examine the financial and operational feasibility of establishing a fund for artists with disability to enable greater access to the profession.
The 2014 NFP Governance and Performance study included eight focus group discussions with senior directors and a survey which attracted over 3,000 respondents.
In partnership with the Independent Centre of Applied Not-for-profit Research and Anglicare Australia, in June 2017 BaxterLawley produced a report that identifies key issues facing Australian NFPs in relation to financial reporting, in the context of the national discussion on on Australian Accounting Standards and their impact on the sector.
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.