Community Business Partnership

The Community Business Partnership will be re-established in 2014–15 to promote a culture of giving and volunteering in Australia.

The Partnership will bring together government, community and business leaders to advise the Australian Government on practical strategies to foster a culture of philanthropic giving and volunteering in Australia.

The Australian Government has provided $5.98 million over four years to re-establish the Partnership chaired by the Prime Minister and Minister for Social Services, the Hon Kevin Andrews MP, as Deputy Chair.

As more information about the Partnership is announced, updated information will be published on this website.

Should you have any further enquiries about the Partnership, please contact partnerships@dss.gov.au.

The Australian Government is also providing support for civil society to establish an independent Civil Society National Centre for Excellence (NCE). For further information about the NCE visit the National Centre for Excellence webpage.

The Former Prime Minister’s Community Business Partnership

The former Prime Minister's Community Business Partnership was established in 1999 and disbanded in 2007. The Partnership was a comprised of a group of prominent business and community leaders appointed by the former Prime Minister, the Hon John Howard, OM AC SSI, to advise the Australian Government on community business collaboration, philanthropy and corporate social responsibility.

The Former Prime Minister’s Community Business Partnership Resources

Relationship Matters: not-for-profit community organisations and corporate community investment, October 2008

Undertaken by the Centre for Corporate Public Affairs and commissioned by the department, this report looks at the views of not-for-profit organisations on corporate community investment. This study follows on from two previous reports, Corporate Community Involvement: Establishing a Business Case and Corporate Community Investment in Australia.

Corporate Community Investment in Australia

Developed by the Australian Centre for Corporate Public Affairs in conjunction with the Business Council of Australia. Commissioned by the department, it looks at the community investment of some of Australia's 100 largest businesses.

Business Case for Community Involvement

Corporate Community Involvement: Establishing a Business Case

An in-depth study of large businesses in Australia and their community involvement strategies. Corporations included Rio Tinto, Lend Lease, IBM, Ansett, Westpac and Ford. The project was carried out by the Centre for Corporate Public Affairs in conjunction with the Business Council of Australia and funded by the department.

Partnerships - Making Them Work

Designed as a guide for businesses of all sizes. Also useful for community organisations wanting to know more about partnerships.

Workplace Giving Kit

For up to date information to assist businesses in establishing an in-house workplace giving programme, please visit the Australian Tax Office website.

Giving Australia: Research on Philanthropy in Australia

The most comprehensive survey ever of the contributions made in money and time by Australian individuals and businesses with more than 10,000 people contributing to the quantitative and qualitative research.

The project was coordinated by the Australian Council of Social Service (ACOSS) in cooperation with the Queensland University of Technology Centre of Philanthropy and Nonprofit Studies; University of Technology, Sydney, Centre for Australian Community Organisations and Management; Roy Morgan Research; McNair Ingenuity Research Pty Ltd; and the Fundraising Institute of Australia.

  • Giving Australia - Summary of Findings
     
  • Giving and Volunteering Report
    The Individual and Household Survey was a national household survey of approximately 6,200 respondents. The University of Technology, Sydney, Centre for Australian Community Organisations and Management (CACOM) managed the survey development and analysis while Roy Morgan Research undertook the survey work. A range of questions on individual and household giving and volunteering was completed.
  • Survey of Business
    Designed to collect information on donations, sponsorship and community business projects. Conducted by McNair Ingenuity Research.
  • Strengthening Nonprofit Organisations Survey Report
    Assessed the fundraising and development capacity of nonprofit organisations, as well as the resources and supports available and their uptake. The University of Technology, Sydney CACOM team, with support and input from the Australian Council of Social Service and Fundraising Institute developed the survey. CACOM worked with Orfeus Research during the questionnaire design and analysis.
  • Report on Qualitative Research
    Explored attitudes and motivational factors toward giving. The Queensland University of Technology Centre of Philanthropy and Nonprofit Studies was responsible for the organisation, conduct and analysis of focus groups and in-depth interviews.

Practical Partnering Toolkit

Commissioned by the department, Social Compass developed the toolkit

Former Prime Minister's Awards for Excellence in Community Business Partnerships

Awards Book 2007

Provides information on state and territory winners and national winners of the former Prime Minister's Awards for Excellence in Community Business Partnerships.

Social Responsibility Writer's Prize

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