The publicly available information on the chosen charity – principally the information on the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission’s (ACNC) Register – is compared to the information that, at a minimum, the charity regulator says donors should seek.
The charities are largely selected from three public memberships: members of Missions Interlink, partners of the CMA Standards Council, and Members of the Australian Council for International Development (ACFID). (All these bodies have an accountability regime.)
The draft review is sent to the charity, via the Address for Service for the charity on the ACNC Register, with an offer of submitting corrections for consideration and comments for publication.
If the charity replies, its comments are considered, the review changed if necessary, and any necessary response is sent. This may include direction to the resources necessary for the charity to improve its practices. An exchange continues until the comments for publication, if any, are settled.
On or after the date given for publication, the review is published.