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2019 AICD Governance and Performance Study

This is the tenth year of the AICD NFP Governance and Performance Study.  This is the world's largest longitudinal study of governance and has been undertaken by BaxterLawley for the last eight years.

Value of the Not-for-profit Sector – NTCOSS

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.

2017 AICD Not-for-profit Governance and Performance Study

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.

Australia’s Disability Services Sector 2017 – NDS

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).

Disability Markets Survey 2016 – National Disability Services

In 2016, BaxterLawley, working with Curtin University and NDS, produced a second report on the Australian disability services sector to monitor changes in supply, business conditions and operations to track broad and emerging trends relating to the supply of specialist disability services in Australia.

Australia’s Disability Services Sector Financial Sustainability 2016 – National Disability Services

Working with Curtin University and National Disability Services, BaxterLawley undertook a first-of-its-kind study on the financial sustainability of the non-government disabilities sector in Australia. This first report in the series baselines the financial position of 180 disability services providers for the 2014-15 financial year prior to the start of the transition to the National Disability Insurance Scheme.

2016 AICD Not-for-profit Governance and Performance Study

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.