Brotherhood of St Laurence


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Who are Brotherhood of St Laurence?

Brotherhood of St Laurence “[work] in communities across Australia to alleviate and prevent poverty.” They deliver services, undertake advocacy and develop and research policies, programs and practice.

Why do they exist?

They want to “create an Australia free of poverty for this and future generations: a fair, compassionate and just society where all can fully participate in social, civic and economic life, create and share prosperity and treat each other with dignity and respect.”

What are they doing about it?

Brotherhood of St Laurence’s work is grouped within the following themes.

  • Preventing and reducing poverty and exclusion from the mainstream of society: working with people at greatest risk at four life transition stages considered critical to wellbeing (the early years, the transition through school to work, the shifts in and out of work during mid-life, and retirement and ageing).
  • Being a national voice on poverty, disadvantage and inequality: promoting integrated social and economic policies and programs that improve the human capacities, material resources and opportunities of people and communities.
  • Developing and delivering high quality and innovative policy, programs and practice: developing understanding and knowledge through research, community engagement and learnings from practice to create innovative policies and programs to implement and share with others.

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  Source: Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission

Source: Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission

 

How do they spend their money?

   
  
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  Source: Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission

Source: Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission

 

Should I donate to Brotherhood of St Laurence?

Brotherhood of St Laurence are a legally registered charity with deductible gift recipient status. They clearly describe how they are governed, by whom they are managed, and are transparent with their finances. They also demonstrate they are effective. They present a clear strategy, describe their programs/services and their results. Not only that, but it is also clear that they are seeking to improve their services for their beneficiaries. They undertake program evaluations and share the results for others to learn from. The also use findings from their evaluations to inform their position on particular policies.

Brotherhood of St Laurence demonstrate they are both trustworthy and effective. Based on our analysis, we believe your donation will be used carefully and strategically to achieve their mission. It is for this reason we give a ‘donate with confidence’ recommendation. 

WANT TO KNOW MORE?

We have investigated the finances, operations and results of Brotherhood of St Laurence 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 Brotherhood of St Laurencebelow to find out if they're the charity for you.


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Find out whether Brotherhood Of St Laurence 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.

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