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When analysing your organisation’s financials it can be easy to get caught up in an array of numbers and hard to know the financial health of your organisation. Key financial ratios can help you focus in on particular financial areas and highlight any potential risks that may be present. The three ratios below highlight keys […]

You might think about changing your brand name or logo for many reasons. Perhaps your logo is looking a little tired, or your organisation’s name no longer reflects the value you offer or the market you service. Changing your brand is exciting – it’s also a lot of work! Executed poorly, a rebrand may have […]

The Aged Care Royal Commission’s interim report makes for difficult reading. Its single word title “neglect” is, in itself, a smack in the face for anyone who cares about how we treat older people, which should be all of us. The interim report outlines the following key issues: Difficulties in navigating the system – once […]

There have been radical changes to the way in which community services are funded in recent years. It’s not as simple as the money just coming from a different place, the changes have completely transformed the business model for many organisations, particularly in areas such as aged care and disability, where purchasing decisions are now […]

If your business depends on you, you don’t own a business – you have a job. And it’s the worst job in the world because you’re working for a lunatic! – Michael E. Gerber Organisations can live forever, but people cannot. In the UK, the oldest not for profit organisation is said to be King’s […]

In previous issues of Foreword, we’ve looked at different aspects of marketing such as brand reputation, marketing strategies and social media marketing to name a few. Whilst all of these things are important, how much thought have you given to your organisation’s logo? It’s one of the first things people notice when they’re looking for your […]

The NDIA announced a long list of changes and updates late last month. Here is an overview in case you have missed these: New Price Guide and Support Catalogue valid from 1 October 2019 Disability-related health supports The new NDIS Price Guide (version 1.2) introduces disability-related health supports as agreed by the COAG Disability Reform […]

The NDIA has opened up two ILC grant programs for economic participation and capacity building. Economic and Community Participation (ECP) grant program The Economic and Community Participation (ECP) grant program offers two streams to create opportunities for people with disability to contribute and participate in community life. People with disability experience higher unemployment rates, longer […]

First public sitting The Royal Commission into violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation of people with disability (DRC) is holding its first public forums in September. The community forum in Townsville on the 9 September will be followed by the first public sitting in Brisbane on 16 September where the Commissioners are formally introduced. This will […]

Do you feel fully on top of the business-side of running your organisation? You might be delivering outstanding social impact, but are you confident that your business practices are fit for purpose? We work with hundreds of not for profit organisations and we see first hand the challenges of juggling the operational realities of delivering […]