The NFP Taskforce was established to review the needs of Melbourne’s NFP and charitable sectors. There are a range of opportunities and challenges facing the sector, including the disruption brought about by the forces of technological change and connectivity.
The NFP and charitable sector plays a critical role in Melbourne, and Australia. It operates across the whole community including in arts and culture, health, education, environmental protection, human rights, as well as sport and recreation, amongst other causes. Its importance for society and the economy cannot be underestimated.
Charitable Giving in Australia
Committee for Melbourne released a paper in February 2020, which demonstrates the social and economic importance that charitable giving plays in Melbourne, and Australia. However, the capacity of charitable organisations to deliver core services is becoming more challenging. A combination of factors may have contributed to this development, including that it is becoming increasingly difficult for individuals to donate and/or volunteer. The contents of the paper will form the basis of further advocacy and forums about the opportunities and challenges of the charitable giving sector.
Please read the full report here