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 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 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 presents the results of the second annual evaluation of the Sustainable Funding and Contracting with the Not for Profit Sector (SFCNFP) Initiative and the Delivering Community Services in Partnership (DCSP) Policy reforms. This project involved quantitative and qualitative evaluation of the impact of reforms and identified areas of risk to the successful implementation of the policy.
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.
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).
BaxterLawley, working with Curtin University, produced a landscape report on the Western Australian community sector, covering its size, diversity, sustainability, and economic and social significance. It is the first report of its kind in WA to provide an overview of charities and their role in the community and economy.
This is the largest study of NFP governance and sector issues in Australia, attracting responses from around 3,000 NFP directors The 2015 Study included a special investigation of mergers and a specific focus on the Arts and Culture Sector and Federated organisations.