BaxterLawley undertook an evaluation of the current governance structures and processes for this $50m aged care provider, identified key risks and provided clear recommendations for improvement. All recommendations were subsequently implemented by the board.
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.
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 report was co-authored by Scott Bywaters. The NDIS will have a workforce impact associated with the expansion of demand as more people living with disabilities enter the system. Efficiency in this is critical to allow organisations to grow and it is an important element in overcoming an expected shortfall in workforce capacity due to increasing demand. This guide concentrates on the organisation’s perspective and specifically on the mechanics of workforce utilisation – the factors affecting the availability and use of workers. By describing, from a utilisation and management perspective, the different elements that comprise working time, this guide is…
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.
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.
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 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.
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).