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A National Costing and Pricing Framework for Disability Services

Financial & Unit Costing

This resource provides a framework for developing individual service costs, developed by NDS and Curtin University.

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Developed by ADHC in partnership with NGOs during 2015/16 this toolkit helps organisations know how to calculate the cost of services per unit (e.g. per hour), and price them accordingly.
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The Ord Minnett Philanthropy Conversation Series, hosted a panel discussion chaired by Benjamin Clark, Head of Philanthropy at Philanthropy Australia Executor Trustees and Mae Hong, Vice President of Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisers (USA). It was held at Ord Minnett in the Sydney CBD on the 20th September 2016. Overall, the discussion was framed around the necessity for innovation and storytelling within philanthropy. Ms Hong stated that, “I’m here as your student, to learn from you all…on a reconnaissance mission.” Ms Hong’s background is social work in the Not-For-Profit sector. Hong began her career in a foundation for community development, where she focused on writing grant applications and proposals. Her attraction for working in a foundation, was based upon their perceived role in directly addressing social problems. Many of the audience were from the Not-For-Profit industry and were interested in learning about...
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Financial & Unit Costing
See the following link to another useful tool specifically related to Community Transport.
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Financial & Unit Costing
This resource provides a framework for developing individual service costs, developed by NDS and Curtin University.
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Financial & Unit Costing
NDS engaged Curtin University NFP Initiative to develop this online learning program to build foundation knowledge and skills in readiness for NDIS.
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Financial & Unit Costing
These resources include a video introduction and Loan Financing for Service Providers Toolkit, developed by ADHC in partnership with Disability NGOs and financial experts.

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Western Sydney Community Forum welcomes a recent Mayoral Minute adopted by Council as a measure towards reconciliation for communities in Western Sydney. Mayor Dr Michelle Byrne of The Hills Shire Council made a significant motion regarding reconciliation in the region. The Mayoral minute was unanimously endorsed by Council where an invitation will be extended to local Aboriginal Elders to meet with Council, and an Acknowledgement to Country will be included in Citizenship Ceremonies and at major community events.
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