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 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…
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.
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 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).
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…
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.
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.
Over the last eight years, the AICD’s NFP Governance and Performance Study has challenged perceptions about the standard of governance across the sector. The research has shown that despite the manifold challenges involved in NFP governance – in achieving mission success with limited funding and facing a complex operational environment – NFP boards have performed with distinction, belying any belief that governance is lagging the for-proft sector.