5 ways to start learning about the NFP sector

5 ways to start learning about the NFP sector

Alicia Curtis
Written by: Alicia Curtis
Alicia Curtis

I love it when a person decides that they want to give back to the community especially when they are not connected to the NFP sector in their day job. This may mean though that there is a lot of learning about the Not-For-Profit sector, community development and the sector in which you want to give back.

There is nothing better than meeting and talking to people, attending conferences and volunteering but where do you go to start reading more about the Not-For-Profit sector?

I’ve collated a top list to get you started!


1.   Pro Bono Australia

Pro Bono Australia publishes resources for the Australian community sector. Our website helps you connect with your community through news, career and volunteering opportunities, and the directory of the Not for Profit organisations.

I was privileged to be profiled as a Changemaker of the Week recently!

2.  Third Sector

Third Sector is a professional development hub for leaders of the Australian Not-For-Profit sector. It produces a magazine and online content.

3.  Generosity Mag

Generosity is a leading source of independent news, stories and information about giving in Australia. Part philanthropy roadmap and part ‘how-to’ manual, Generosity is a thought leader and commentator on developments and emerging trends in the area of philanthropy.

4. Peak Organisations

Peak organisations always have a range of events, resources and reports to inform the sector about the key issues and trends.

Here are a few of the peak organisations:

ACOSS – Australian Council of Social Service
Community Council For Australia
LASA – Leading Aged Services Australia
ACSA – Aged & Community Services Australia

5. Research Reports

There are a variety of research reports published about the NFP sector. Here are some great reports to begin with:

Contribution of the NFP Sector
2017 NFP Governance and Performance Study: Building long term strength
McCrindle Research
WA’s NFP Sector 2017: The First Report on Charities and Other NFPs in WA


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