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If charities fail to participate as advocates in the political process, the real losers of the next election will be the communities we serve writes CCA CEO David Crosbie in Pro Bono News, 17 June 2021.

Charities need to invest in monitoring, evaluating, and identifying failure. Anything less would make charities not much better than a government in denial that anything is wrong. And in many ways, that is so much worse than failure writes CCA CEO David Crosbie in Pro Bono News, 3 June 2021

New independent research has highlighted how State and Territory governments across Australia are making it very difficult for charities to run fundraising events or put a ‘donate here’ button on their website. 

CCA's Annual Report 2020 is now available. Our thanks to CCA members and partners for your involvement and support in a year that has challenged our sector like no other.  In the word of Chair, Rev Tim Costello, 'Little did we know how 2020 would play out for so many people and organisations – including CCA.  I must say now, on reflection, that I am proud of the way CCA has responded and how the charities sector has pulled together to help us all cope with the challenges of this pandemic.'

New research shows that volunteering has been smashed by COVID-19. It will not come back on its own. Praise for the vital contribution volunteers make is not enough - it's time governments, philanthropists, community, charities and NFPs prioritised and invested in volunteering, writes CCA CEO David Crosbie in Pro Bono News, 20 May 2021.