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.
We are working with lawyers, Thompson Geer to provide support for organisations involved in the Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability. This is an important and far reaching review that has the potential to achieve long overdue support for vulnerable people living with disability. We will be providing regular updates and briefings for Boards, CEOs and Senior Executives.
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 May 2016 Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand started a research programme to collect and compile information on the contribution of members to the Not-for-profit (NFP) and charitable sector.
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.
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.
This innovative e-learning resource was developed by BaxterLawley for NDS on the topic of COLLABORATIONS AND STRATEGIC RESTRUCTURING FOR NOT-FOR-PROFITS (course videos available here). The course provides a step-by-step framework for determining whether organisations should be collaborating or undertaking a major restructure, such as a merger with another organisation, and how that might best be undertaken. Presented by Penny Knight, David Gilchrist and Scott Bywaters of Baxter Lawley, the series combines the best of existing knowledge and theory on collaborations and strategic restructuring, presenting the material in a succinct format that is quick and easy to understand. It also provides a body…
This report was commissioned by the Northern Territory Council of Social Service (NTCOSS) to provides a first summary of the available data on charities with their head office located in the Northern Territory (NT) and to place the sector in context within the NT economy. It aims to provide sector leaders, government policy makers and donors with information to support their decision-making, and to encourage the use and further development of data on the sector.
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.