Not for profit

RSM offers not for profit experts across australia

We have significant experience working with clients who are recipients of government assistance including grants and contract payments, and philanthropic support including bequests, endowments, donations and fundraisings. 

We are experienced in addressing the regulatory requirements of government and other fund providers including grant acquittal, obtaining or maintaining tax exempt status and fringe benefit tax exemptions. 

We have been helping not-for-profit businesses in Australia achieve their financial, operational and strategic objectives.

We understand the importance of preserving an entity’s reputation within the community through accountable, transparent and ethical operations. Our clients can achieve their community objectives and develop their organisation.

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Our tax, audit and accounting specialists provide a range of services for organisations in the not for profit sector.


We dig deeper to truly understand every client and the business environment they’re operating in and by doing so, we identify emerging opportunities and pre-empt challenges with the right solutions.

RSM are experts in providing assistance to businesses in the NFP sector.

External Audit


We provide assurance services to enable effective, transparent and timely accountability to government, benefactors, fund providers, lenders, service recipients and the community at large.

Internal Audit

We address the issues associated with ongoing business operations, systems, technology, governance and major change initiatives. We focus on enabling technologies and processes that impact business controls.

Risk Management

Risk management is an integral part of good management practice. It is therefore imperative that Boards develop a standardised process for the identification, analysis and treatment of all risks across the organisation. We provide assurance to governing Boards and management that key risks are identified and managed in the interest of the entity and the community it serves.

Corporate Governance

We assist governing Boards to operate in an effective, transparent and accountable manner in the best interest of members, fund providers, constituents, and the community.

Secretarial and administration

We provide the administration and secretarial support to an organisation to enable key staff to concentrate on service delivery.

Implementation of the NDIS


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RSM offers Not For Profit business services

Are disconnected boards putting their organisations at risk?

11 January 2023
Lately, it would seem barely a week goes by that we don’t hear of another drama unfolding in an esteemed private school in Australia.

What does “positive culture” mean in a not-for-profit?

28 October 2022
In recent months, we’ve been exploring the connection between governance and culture as a potential cause for systemic issues that arise within some not-for-profit organisations.

Case study: WDEA Works

1 September 2022
Working with RSM’s specialist Health Services team, WDEA Works has since gained valuable oversight of their operations while making practical improvements that ultimately help them deliver better services to the community.  

What is good governance in a not-for-profit?

29 August 2022
As news of yet another debacle in an independent school (in this situation Sydney Church of England Anglican School known as Shore) is reported by the media, it would seem a deep discu

Why toxic culture and bullying exists in some not-for-profits

6 June 2022
From the outside looking in, a career or seat on the board with a non-profit would be a dream come true for many people – offering a valuable way to grow networks and skills while making a difference in a community they care about.

NFPs can look to the past for lessons on governance practices

29 March 2022
Tension between boards and management is often accepted as a natural part of running a company or not-for-profit. But how much of this comes down to an ineffective governance model, and is it time to consider a new approach? In this article, we take a deeper look at the governance issues that plagued one organisation – ultimately leading to the collapse of an independent school, and the break-up of another.

Why business owners need to get on top of leave balances after lockdowns

14 March 2022
With nowhere to go and nothing to do but work, accumulated leave balances have increased dramatically. With borders now open, it’s a great time to encourage staff to take some much-needed time out and use up some of their leave.

Rapid Antigen Tests – Tax deductibility myths debunked

4 January 2022
Prime Minister Scott Morrison has told the media in recent days that rapid antigen tests (RATs) for COVID-19 are 'tax deductible'. 

Modern Manufacturing Initiative (MMI) | Round 2 (Integration)

13 December 2021
Integration Stream - Round 2 The Modern Manufacturing Initiative (MMI) is a $1.3 billion initiative targeted at all businesses growing Australia’s Manufacturing capacity, building scale, and supply chain resilience.

Should NFP boards move away from the Carver Model?

13 December 2021
Operating at the helm during a time that will undoubtedly make our history books, boards and their board of directors have faced significant challenges in the wake of a global pandemic.

Protect the future of your business with security certification

2 December 2021
Cybersecurity is a real risk and one that needs to be considered and managed effectively in order to protect the future of your business. 

Webinar: Financial Reporting Update for NFPs

28 June 2021
The road to recovery - what are the financial reporting issues? RSM's Financial Reporting Update presented by Ralph Martin ensures you have the information you need to navigate the current challenges in financial reporting, and that you are briefed on future developments which may affect your entity. 

Changes to Compulsory Super Guarantee Payments

10 June 2021
As part of Australia’s superannuation system, employers are currently providing superannuation guarantee of 9.5% under Superannuation Guarantee (Administration) Act 1992 (Cth).

Five questions boards should be asking emerging from COVID-19

15 January 2021
With 2020 now behind us, there’s no doubt countless people across the globe will breathe a deep sigh of relief. While there are no guarantees that the worst of the COVID-19 pandemic is over, steps taken over the past nine months certainly place many in a better position to deal with whatever happens next.

5 elements to a successful not-for-profit amalgamation or merger

26 August 2020
One of the first sectors to bear the brunt of an economic downturn is the not-for-profit sector which is resulting in many considering an amalgamation or merger. Reliance on community services increases, yet funding and donations can be hard to come by and higher poverty rates affect customers’ ability to pay for services.