28 April 2015
Jason Hincks is the CEO of Foodbank, Australia's largest food relief charity. The Not for Profit, non-denominational organisation acts as a conduit between the food and grocery industry and over 2,500 charities that provide emergency relief in the form of food and groceries in the community. Hincks is this week’s Changemaker.
The agency responsible for implementing the National Disability Insurance Scheme has been voted as one of the most attractive places to work in Australia.
Mental health organisation SANE Australia has called for a five year coordinated national campaign to reduce the stigma surrounding mental illness, particularly in the workplace.
Australian Not for Profits are being offered heavily-subsidised mental health workplace training sessions by beyondblue.
More than 100 Australian organisations have called for an immediate moratorium on the transfer of asylum seekers to Nauru and Manus Island until their safety can be guaranteed.
A Melbourne health and wellness entrepreneur has admitted her cancer diagnosis was fabricated as Consumer Affairs Victoria continues to investigate her unsubstantiated claims that she donated thousands of dollars to charity.
An Queensland organisation has been funded by the Department of Social Services to deliver volunteer services to Tasmania instead of the long-standing local peak body, the Senate inquiry into the Government’s welfare tender process has been told.
A natural tendency to be supportive of DSS officials engaged in Australia’s difficult welfare funding challenge was completely undermined by their arrogant presentation to the Senate Inquiry this week in which some officials displayed a complete lack of insight or concern about their impact on communities and organisations, writes David Crosbie, CEO of Community Council for Australia.
Smart recruitment and a strong strategic plan are the hallmarks of a successful Not for Profit board, says Joanna Andrew in this month’s featured Evolving Chair.
In October 2014, the Australian Institute of Company Directors released the 2014 NFP Governance and Performance Study.To explore the Study results further the AICD hosted a panel discussion to consider the key findings.
New Australian research is set to investigate the extent to which Not for Profit organisations currently record and report on their volunteer-contributed services.
An Australian Insurance company is investing $1 million towards a new grants initiative for Not for Profits as new research it commissioned shows that more than 75 per cent of Australians underestimate the number of children in need of welfare.
Two Australian social enterprises - a disability employment service and an online fundraising platform - have been named as winners in the 2015 StartupSmart Awards.
A unique social enterprise solution is the result of a $30 million corporate-NFP partnership aiming to revitalise a remote West Australian mining town, writes Nadia Boyce in this weeks Spotlight on Social Enterprise.
Craft marketplace and B Corporation Etsy has made its Wall Street debut, with the company’s CEO maintaining its values will not be compromised by going public to investors.