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Mini-charity review of The Trustee For Rosenheim Trust (Rosenheim), an organisation that is connected, by the directorship of Robert Rawson, to the CMA Standards C0uncil, Christian Management Australia’smajor new initiative, accrediting Christian organisations against a set of standards of good governance, financial oversight, and fundraising ethics.’

Is it responsive to feedback?

  • When sent a draft of this review, on 20 April 2017, they responded the next day – but nothing for publication.

Is it registered?

  • Yes, as a charity.
  • Rosenheim is a trust, an unincorporated body.
  • No information was found to indicate that Rosenheim seeks donations from the public.

What does Rosenheim do?

  • It donates money consistent with its ‘purpose of sustaining, advancing and promoting evangelical Christian ministries’.
    • Because they say on the ACNC Register than they operate only in Queensland, perhaps the recipients were all in that State?

Do they share the Gospel?

  • No

What impact are they having?

  • Nothing found.
    • No outcomes are reported in the Annual Information Statement 2016 (AIS 2016).

What do they spend outside the costs directly incurred in delivering the above impact, that is, on administration?

  • Nil – ‘Grants and donations made…for use in Australia’ are 100% of expenses.

Can you get a tax deduction?

  • No

Is their online giving secure?

  • NA – there is no website.

What choices do you have in how your donation is used?

  • NA

Is their reporting up-to-date?

  • Yes (three months after their year-end)

Does their reporting comply with the regulator’s requirements?

  • Annual Information Statement 2016 (AIS 2016): Not quite – no outcomes are reported.
  • Financial Report 2016: Yes – because of its size, none is required.

What financial situation was shown in that Report?

  • NA. But from the AIS 2016:
    • Income was 100% ‘Other revenue/receipts’, $42K.
    • No employees.
    • No expenses other than what they donated, $36K.

What did the auditor say about the last financial statements?

  • NA. Not required by the ACNC, and not required by the trust deed.

If a charity, is their page on the ACNC Register complete?

  • Not quite – there is only one trustee listed. The Trust Deed requires a minimum of two.

Who are the people controlling the organisation?

  • Per the ACNC Register (under ‘Responsible Persons’), just one, Robert Rawson.
    • Robert is a director of Christian Ministry Advancement Ltd, an organisation that believes that
        • Christian organisations should be the standard-setters in terms of impeccable corporate behaviour.
          • The mission of their committee, the CMA Standards Council, is to ‘help build faith and trust in Christian organisations’, including by allowing organisations who are compliant with a set of standards, formed by the Council, to display the Council’s seal of approval.
  • Per the Trust Deed:
    • ‘Initial’
      • Robert James Rawson
      • Dorothy Joy Rawson
    • ‘Substituted’
      • Wendy Gaye Webb
      • Julie Ann Iveson
      • Nicole Joy Orr

To whom is Rosenheim accountable?