A new Not for Profit national short story competition aimed at exploring hope and resilience in the face of poverty and disadvantage has been launched by the Brotherhood of St Laurence.
A Summit in Sydney in October aims to grow the burgeoning impact investment sector in Australia with a stellar line up of international keynote speakers for the inaugural event.
Just 10 years after it was founded to tackle a lack of research into a disease that affects more than 23,000 Australians, MS Research Australia has been recognised as the Charity of the Year.
Young people who've done awesome things in the past 12 months are being urged to get their nominations in for the Foundation for Young Australian’s 2015 Unleashed Awards.
National youth advocacy groups across Australia have penned a hard-hitting letter to the Federal Government calling for urgent action on youth issues including unemployment, homelessness,mental health, and domestic and family violence.
Domestic violence advocate and Pro Bono Australia Impact 25 member, Rosie Batty, implored Australian’s to continue raising awareness of the issue at the first Royal Commission into family violence being held in Victoria.
The 2015 National Disability Awards are open for nomination - giving Australians the chance to acknowledge the people, organisations and initiatives that make a positive impact on the lives of people with disability.
The Asia Pacific Regional Volunteer Conference, scheduled for October in Hanoi, Vietnam, has been cancelled due to a lack of resources and financial support according to the organisers.
A West Australian Not for Profit dedicated to protecting an endangered Indigenous language has taken out the title of best organisation at the 2015 HESTA Community Sector Awards.
The first batch of students in the School for Social Entrepreneurs’ inaugural NDIS Accelerator program have graduated in Sydney overnight.
Visiting US author Linda Tirado will warn Australian audiences against going down the US route of divisive and socially damaging, growing inequality when she addresses the Australian Council of Social Service national conference on 25th and 26th of June.
Developed for chairpersons, board members, CEOs and managers, Leadership Victoria’s NFP Board C21: A Brave New World conference in Melbourne in July is set to help established leaders take their Not for Profits into the future.
Winners of the 2015 Australian Social Enterprise Awards have been announced in Melbourne.
A single-minded CFO in the Not for Profit sector took it upon himself to seek out those with whom he could share his knowledge - creating a network of NFP finance professionals offering development opportunities to those transitioning from the corporate world.
Sustainability Victoria is looking to celebrate and acknowledge the work of leaders who have established new benchmarks in minimising their impact on the environment.
At the Social Enterprise Masters Conference on 3rd June, Social Traders, in conjunction with the Centre for Social Impact (CSI) Swinburne, will release the first stage of Finding Australia’s Social Enterprise Sector 2015 (FASES) – a national research report which captures the challenges and opportunities for social enterprises in Australia, as seen through the eyes of social enterprises.
Australian academic and international activist Peter Singer has called for an increase in the aid budget and for charitable funds to be diverted overseas, where he says they can have greater impact.
The national CEO of the St Vincent de Paul society has delivered a passionate call to arms against the “enemy” of the Federal Government, which he said had “ripped the guts out of what remains of a fair and egalitarian Australia”.
Women running social enterprises and Not for Profit organisations are eligible to enter a new category designed to showcase those delivering positive social change in the 2015 Telstra Business Women’s Awards.
High-profile panellists were divided - and mostly pessimistic - on the role Government could play in driving responsible business in Australia at the recent Shared Value Forum in Melbourne.
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