Australian Centre for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Studies (ACPNS)
Queensland University of Technology
The Australian Centre for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Studies undertakes research to advance and apply knowledge to the philanthropic and nonprofit community to assist in policy reform, the creation of social capital and enhance civil society. Its research focuses on: nonprofit accounting and accountability; philanthropy, fundraising and nonprofit marketing; nonprofit governance, management leadership and culture; and social enterprise, innovation and business ethics.
- Organisation type
- University Research Centre
- Number of research staff
Up to 20 research staff
Level 2, B Block, Gardens Point, Queensland University of Technology, 2 George St, Brisbane QLD 4000
Strengths and capabilities
- Research for the philanthropy, nonprofit and social enterprise sector
- Philanthropy, fundraising and nonprofit marketing
- Nonprofit governance, management, leadership and culture
- Nonprofit finance accountability and accounting
- A/Prof and Centre Directory Wendy Scaife—Project leader of Giving Australia national project, book chapters on giving in Australia, and a comparison of fundraising in 26 countries
Achievements of the centre
- Giving Australia - largest ever research effort into philanthropic behaviour undertaken in Australia
- National Standard Chart of Accounts - radically streamlined administrative processes, slashed compliance costs, saving the sector millions
- Develop Your Board tool - allows nonprofit boards to determine and evaluate their effectiveness
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