An organisation must be endorsed by the ATO if they want to: access tax concessions as a charity, and/or receive deductible gift recipient status.
There are two types of endorsement: charity tax concessions; and deductible gift recipient (DGR).
Being endorsed for charity tax concessions does not mean a charity organisation is automatically endorsed as a DGR. A charity must seek endorsement for both.
Integrity, honesty and unbiased assessment are at the core of Giving Guide’s mission. The charity sector is important to the economy and culture of Australia, We believe independently assessing the accountability, transparency and effectiveness of the sector beyond what is currently available is important to it's future.
Giving Guide anticipates enhancing the level of governance and transparency in the Australian charity sector. An independent charity advisor would benefit the sector by helping charities consider exceeding the existing governance standards of the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC) to the benefit of donors.