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!
5 ways to start learning about the NFP sector
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 here actually!
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. Justice Connect’s NFP Law Hub
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
2019 NFP Governance and Performance Study: Building long term strength
WA’s NFP Sector 2017: The First Report on Charities and Other NFPs in WA
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