We are an independent member-based peak body dedicated to building flourishing communities by enhancing the extraordinary work of Australia’s not-for-profit sector. We do this by changing the way governments, communities and the not-for-profit sector relate to one another.  In particular, this includes establishing a regulatory environment that works for community organisations - not against them. Find out more...



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The challenge for 2022 is to build on the remarkable collective strengths we have seen in 2021 – it is time to disrupt the power of those seeking to silence and divide us, writes CEO David Crosbie in Pro Bono News, 16 December 2021.

In light of the Jenkins report, CCA CEO David Crosbie writes in Pro Bono News, 2 December 2021: Charities should be places where we model, champion, and enforce the values of respect and safety for all. This only happens if there is a real commitment to ensure the values at the core of most charities are embedded in our structures, processes and relationships. When we choose to call out misconduct in our organisations and our communities, when we choose to challenge bullying and discrimination, we are not just making a difference, we are enacting the fundamental values of charity. 

Cut-through with an image. This election campaign, CCA CEO David Crosbie wants to see 10,000 powerful images of charities making a difference, and to know that every political candidate is seeking opportunities to be in a picture with a charity. Pro Bono News, 18 November 2021.

The gap between where charities are and where they might like to be can only ever be breached if more resources are allocated to bridging the digital divide between charities and between communities writes CCA CEO David Crosbie in Pro Bono News, 4 November 2021.

The performance of the Australian Charities and Not for profits Commission has declined when it should be improving. Turning a blind eye to poor performance is not an option, especially in a regulator whose function is primarily about enabling charities to better serve communities, writes CCA CEO David Crosbie in Pro Bono News, 21 October 2021.