Over 50% of NSW Not-for-Profits would qualify for a Calxa donation- according to the State of the Sector report, launched at the ACOSS conference last month. This wasn’t the main focus of their report, however, it is full of fascinating insights into the size, finances and structure of the community sector.

What the report does discover is that there are more small and medium organisations than large ones (using ACNC reporting sizes), with 50.5% having annual revenue of less than $1,000,000 – and that just happens to be the cut-off for our donation program.

Other interesting statistics contained in the report are:

  • 78% have a board member with financial or business expertise
  • 70% have a female CEO though that drops to 48% for those with a turnover greater than $5m
  • 69% have a reserve to cover 3 months expenses. What is more concerning than those that don’t, is the 5% who have no idea if they have a reserve.They should be using Calxa!
  • 83% use volunteers to some extent but almost half report that it is becoming harder to recruit volunteers

The full report is a valuable addition to our knowledge of this sector. It will be interesting to see how the results change over time – especially with the changes happening around NDIS and Customer-Directed Care.

If you are interested in more information about our Donation Program, or if you know of a organisation that would benefit from Calxa, check out the details here.