Charities Department

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What the team is known for Offers a formidable breadth of knowledge from its offices across Australia, assisting all manner of clients from small start-ups to global corporates in an exhaustive range of areas, including community health and social welfare, medical research and education. Also notable for its work in the social enterprise space. In addition to a full suite of practice area-specific expertise, well placed to connect clients with further expertise from within the broader firm. Provides clients with training and seminars covering such fields as tax and fund-raising and is further noted for its good relations with regulatory authorities, including the ACNC and the tax office.

Strengths One client comments: "Their work ethic is of an extremely high standard as is their engagement with us on a human level. They're professionals and they're really good at what they do."

A client highlights the level of service provided by the firm as an important strength, saying: "The culture that permeates the firm is one of service and of giving."

Work highlights Acted for Our Community Project on the transfer of its Green Connect business to Community Resources. Green Connect is a not-for-profit social enterprise that employs young people and former refugees to grow fair food and reduce waste to landfill.

Notable practitioners

Nicole Gordon maintains an active practice assisting charities and not-for-profit organisations on regulatory matters and dealings with the ACNC and ATO. She counts NFPs in the environmental, healthcare and religious spaces amongst her clientele.