The former Prime Minister's Community Business Partnership was a group of prominent business and community leaders appointed by the former Prime Minister to advise the Australian Government on community business collaboration, philanthropy and corporate social responsibility.
The then Department of Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs provided a Secretariat for the Partnership and, through a Partnership website, provided access to research and other information supporting the concept of stronger and more cohesive communities through individuals, communities and businesses working together to achieve positive social outcomes.
With the change of government in November 2007 came a new approach to strengthening communities and the Partnership was dissolved and the website closed.
The following information however, remains relevant and valuable to the community and business sectors.
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
Information to assist businesses in establishing an in-house workplace giving programme.
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
- Partnering with Community Organisations - A Toolkit for Small to Medium Sized Businesses
- Partnering Tools
- Case Studies
- Partnering with Small to Medium Sized Businesses - A Guide for Community Organisations
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.