It has been a busy few months here at the ACNC, as we have been travelling around the country and meeting charities at our popular Ask ACNC sessions
The sessions have given us a chance to talk to charities about our work, discuss issues affecting the sector and to deliver financial training. We’ve also been fortunate to have guests from the Australian Taxation Office and presenters from state-based regulators at many of our events.
It’s been fantastic to meet so many people who are doing great work in the community, and we look forward to meeting more of you as our events continue into October. More than 2,500 people registered to attend the events nationwide – and for those of you who have already attended, thank you for your participation. If you could not attend an event in person, we’ll be hosting a special Ask ACNC webinar on 12 October, which you can attend online. More information about the remaining sessions is available on acnc.gov.au/webinars.
We aim to continually improve our services for charities and getting out and about for Ask ACNC has also given us the opportunity to consult with charities face to face on proposed changes to the 2017 Annual Information Statement.
Each year, since the first Annual Information Statement in 2013, the ACNC has consulted the sector on proposed.For the 2017 Annual Information Statement we are proposing changes to simplify and clarify the questions asked, and improve the collection process for charities.
The Annual Information Statement consultation is open until 6 October. For more information and to participate, visit acnc.gov.au/2017AISconsultation.
Thank you to all the charities, as well as sector peak bodies and advisory groups, who have provided us feedback to help improve our services – your input is invaluable.
I hope you enjoy this edition of the Quarterly.
Susan Pascoe AM