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Guides for Local Churches

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A series of guides for local churches that includes Caring for Missionaries Settling in Australia (Re-Entry), Recognising and Encouraging Potential Missionaries, Setting a World Mission Budget and more, click here.

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Ideas for Developing Mission Vision

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Ideas for Developing Mission Vision is an 11 page PDF (download here), published by the Joshua Project, that is full of ideas, websites, training opportunities and other resources to help individuals and churches develop a vision for cross-cultural mission.

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PROTECTING CHILDREN IN SHORT-TERM MISSION

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A guidance manual and toolkit for churches and Christian organisations.

Protecting Children in Short-term Missions is an excellent resource that explores Biblical principles, best practice concepts, and cross-cultural theories as they apply to engaging with children during short-term mission trips.

 

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DGR Reform Consultation 2017

Proposed reforms to the Deductible Gift Recipient Scheme

In June 2017, the Australian government released a consultation paper,and invited submissions, regarding possible reforms to the DGR scheme.

A commentary on the Treasury DGR Discussion Paper can be found here, and a resource paper highlighting shared positions can be found here.

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Child Protection Toolkit

The Child Protection Toolkit is designed to be used by boards and managers of any not-for-profit organisation that works with children and includes legal overview, practical information including a checklist and how to respond to a report, and an outline of child protection schemes and obligations in each Australian state.

Link:  https://missionsinterlink.org.au/child-protection-toolkit/

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Missionary Tax Guide

2017 Missionary Tax Guide

A new 2017 edition of the Missionary Tax Guide, produced by the Australian Not For Profit Accountants Network Inc., has been released and is available for purchase from Missions Interlink as an e-resource. For more information, click here.

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Managing Charity Money

Managing Charity Money

This guide from the ACNC provides insights into good practices of financial management and includes practical steps that can be taken to ensure finances are used appropriately and protected from misuse. It can be downloaded here. 

 

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Managing Conflicts of Interest

Managing Conflicts of Interest

The ACNC has produced a guide to help charity board members manage any conflicts of interest. It can be downloaded here.

 

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Tax Law for NFPs Guide

Tax Law for NFPs explained
Our Community has made available an online outline of Australian tax law and legal structures to provide a simple, general explanation and guide for Australian NFPs. It includes some helpful diagrams. Click here to access the page.

 

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Defining Volunteering

What makes a Volunteer?

Volunteering Australia has released a definition of volunteering: volunteering is time willingly given for the common good and without financial gain. Explanatory notes can be found here.

Other recent articles on this topic include: Calling all Volunteers – What’s in a Name? (Probono Australia), Charities Working Overseas Dominate Volunteers – Report (Probono Australia) and How to: Assess whether a volunteer is actually an employee (Moores)

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