Webinar: Exploring the Issues of NPO Tax Exemption Self-Assessment, 4 May

Date: 4 May | Time: 12:30-2pm AEST

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As part of the 2021-22 federal budget, the government announced that it had provided $1.9 million capital funding in 2022-23 for the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) to build an online system to enhance the transparency of income tax exemptions claimed by exempt nonprofit entities. The requirement comes into effect from 1 July 2023 and the ATO and will require not-for-profits with an active ABN who self-assess as income tax exempt to submit a self-review return each year. The first return will need to be lodged for the 2023–24 income year from 1 July 2024. It will be an online annual self-review forms with the information ordinarily used to self-assess eligibility for the exemption.

Hosted by QUT’s Australian Centre for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Studies (ACPNS) and moderated by Emeritus Prof. Myles McGregor-Lowndes this Webinar features a panel of experts who will be presented with a case study and asked to unpack the practical issues likely to arise from this policy.

The Case Study is available and should be read before the Webinar – Triffid Case Study

A paper on the policy and its implications is available: McGregor-Lowndes, M., (2022). A Primer on Reform of Tax Exempt Nonprofit Entities, Australian Centre for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Studies (ACPNS), QUT. Available at

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Subsidised for the nonprofit sector | This course will develop your partnership and leadership capacity and give you the skills to strengthen your social enterprise’s performance and sustainability. Aimed at managers and leaders in social enterprise, this course will enable you to scale and secure partnerships, improve your knowledge, skills and confidence in securing funding, and team culture.

QUTeX Short Course: Social Impact Evaluation Principles and Practices | 21 February, 2023

Subsidised for the nonprofit sector | This three part course introduces the principles and practice of evaluating the effectiveness of program activities using evaluative and strategic thinking. It aims to provide a broad overview of key skills relating to evaluation and impact measurement whilst equipping participants with the skills to foster a learning culture, where evaluation is used to prove and improve the impact of programs and services.

Community of Practice: Tea & Buns with Dr Ruth Knight and guests (online) | Last Thursday of each month

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A fab opportunity for anyone wanting to know what donors in their area are doing. Hosted by Strategic Grants, this free one-hour tute allows you to view the QUT Community Collection for grant seekers, fundraisers and philanthropists and shows you how to use the grant seeking databases. Thanks to Strategic Grants for facilitating these valuable sessions.