Who are the Benevolent Society?
The Benevolent Society support families, deliver home care and support services, undertake community development programs and advocate on behalf of children, families, older people and people with a disability. They work in New South Wales and Queensland.
They are a registered Australian charity. Their ABN is 95084695045.
Why do they exist?
They are driven by a vision “for a just society where all Australians can live their best life.”
What do they do?
The Benevolent Society work across the following areas:
advocacy- delivering meaningful change for our communities.
support for parents and children- reducing the number of children in out-of-home care.
support for older people and their carers- work with older Australians and their carers to help people stay in the homes they choose.
specialist support to people with disability– helping people with disability to have choice and control over the supports they need to live their best life and our staff work every day to make this real in our clients’ lives.
How do they earn their money?
How do they spend their money?
Should I donate to The Benevolent Society?
We believe that it is likely that your donation to Benevolent Society will be used as stated, that is, to deliver “a just society where all Australians can live their best life.”
We believe that it is likely Benevolent Society is trustworthy. It is clear who the charity is run by and how donations are used. Benevolent Society present an audited financial report. It is clear who is in charge and leadership roles. Organisational performance is monitored. Finally, they demonstrate how they prevent the misuse of funds.
We also believe it is likely that Benevolent Society is effective. It is clear what the charity does and the benefits it delivers. They present overarching goals broken into strategic themes. They show the activities and results that they have delivered. There is evidence they evaluate their programs.
However, we believe there are further steps that Benevolent Society should take in order for us to have confidence donations are used to deliver the desired objective:
present results that reflect progress against their strategic plan.
describe their general approach to evaluating and improving their effectiveness. Which programs are evaluated and why?
WANT TO KNOW MORE?
We have investigated the finances, operations and results of The Benevolent Society and present our evaluation in a report that you can download now. This evaluation shows you how your donation is spent, who is running the organisation and whether there are any potential conflicts of interest. It also examines whether the charity can demonstrate that they are delivering meaningful results. Finally, it contains our recommendations for potential donors and the reasoning behind them.
Download our complete evaluation of The Benevolent Society below to find out if they're the charity for you.
Find out whether The Benevolent Society is the charity for you. In this evaluation we describe what this charity does and why, what you should know about them, how your money is spent, who is running the organisation and whether they deliver results. Last of all, we recommend whether you should donate to them based on the findings of our analysis.
 Benevolent Society Annual Report 2018