- ChewyParticipant@chewyJoin Date: 2002Post Count: 25
My family would like to set up a charity overseas to help this small community by implementing projects like building a drinking well, providing medical supplies etc… We would just like to give something back to the community.
Anyway, I would like to ask everyone if they know any useful websites to get some information on this. Right now, I’m thinking 3-5 members to administer the fund and we are based in Melbourne.
MartinMelanieMember@melanieJoin Date: 2003Post Count: 382Steve McKnightKeymaster@stevemcknightJoin Date: 2001Post Count: 1,763
We have done prelim some work into setting up a charitable foundation.
The legal form/structure we delegated to our lawyer, who has reported back with a way forward.
The hard work though, is coming up with a mission statement and core set of values. In short, there is always a need, but finding your way to help is tough
My favourite Bible passage sums it up well:
The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few.
Remember that success comes from doing things differently.
Steve McKnight | PropertyInvesting.com Pty Ltd | CEO
Success comes from doing things differentlyRoberthb2001Participant@roberthb2001Join Date: 2003Post Count: 24
1stly – get a team together that knows its stuff. You do need an ABN and be formally registered with the ATO as a non profit organisation to ensure that donations are tax deductible.
Contact your local law society and accountant organisation etc to get a list of those who can help – then it is a lot of leg work.
Best of luck to you.
Robert H Bromwich
Brisbane Queenslandgmh454Member@gmh454Join Date: 2003Post Count: 537
Registering with the ATO in no way guarantees that contributions will be tax deductible. Greenpeace had to fight for years.
Lots of Charities around very few are tax deductible.
Set up one in Vanuatu, its a tax Haven many years ago, was very easy.ChewyParticipant@chewyJoin Date: 2002Post Count: 25
Thanks for the advice
The best site for information that I’ve been to so far is:
a lot of reading to do but it does help clarify a lot of issues.
Will be reporting back soon!
MartinRebecca1Member@rebecca1Join Date: 2003Post Count: 100
Mathew 9.37? Suggest you go back two steps to 35.
BecTerrywParticipant@terrywJoin Date: 2001Post Count: 16,213