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Not for Profit Compliance Support Centre
The Not for Profit Compliance Support Centre is an online information resource for Victorian not for profit organisations to assist them to comply with their regulatory requirements. Published by the Victorian Government's Office for the Community Sector unit within the Department of Planning and Community Development, it aims to reduce the regulatory compliance burden for not for profit community organisations and increase productivity within the sector.

The Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC)
The Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC) is the independent national regulator of charities. The ACNC has been set up to achieve the following objects: maintain, protect and enhance public trust and confidence in the sector through increased accountability and transparency; support and sustain a robust, vibrant, independent and innovative not-for-profit sector; and promote the reduction of unnecessary regulatory obligations on the sector.

Positive Solutions
Positive Solutions is a highly specialised and client focused company serving non-profit, government and commercial clients in Australia and overseas. Their services include research, policy and cultural planning, facilities and precinct planning, business planning and organisational development and visual art projects.

The shop-window of Washington-based National Center for Nonprofit Boards. Provides access to a wide range of board-related articles and publications. Some are free, others are for purchase. 

UK Charity Commission
The UK Charity Commission's site provides access to a wide range of online publications and case studies. Some are tied closely to UK charity law, but many are applicable to a wider range of non-profits. 

Compass Point and Board Cafe  
CompassPoint Nonprofit Services is a consulting, research, and training organisation providing nonprofits with management tools, strategies, and resources to lead change in their communities.

Board Cafe is a column for and about non-profit boards. Short enough to read over a cup of coffee, the column appears regularly in Blue Avocado, the online magazine for people who work and volunteer in the nonprofit sector. There are 70 back issues available, each focussing on common board questions and issues.

National Council for Voluntary Organisations
Access to resources created by short-term NCVO project Governance Hub, established specifically to provide advice and resources on governance in the non-profit sector.

Free Management Library
A free library of management and board resources for non-profits, developed by Authenticity Consulting. 

McKinsey Quarterly
International management consultancy, McKinsey have a web (and hard copy) periodical which includes occasional articles on the non-profits in the US. 

The Nonprofit Quarterly
Free on-line and subscriber-based hardcopy periodical focusing on research and developments in the non-profit field. 

Australian Centre of Philanthropy and Nonprofit Studies Wiki
The Australian Centre for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Studies (CPNS) Wiki is part of the Centre's mission to bring the benefits of relevant teaching, research, technology and service to the philanthropic and nonprofit community. The wiki has two main arms: the Developing Your Organisation (DYO) wiki and the Developing Your Board (DYB) wiki. 

Not-for-Proft Network
A network of industry bodies, charities, disability service organisations, foundations, churches, sporting groups, schools, unions, and professional associations from Australia and New Zealand, sharing news, events, resources and services for not-for-profit sector leaders. 

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