Domestic violence campaigner Rosie Batty of Victoria has been announced as the 2015 Australian of the Year, with women taking the top honours in all four award categories for the first time.
Outgoing Australian of the Year Adam Goodes has been recognised for his role in pushing racism into the spotlight.
Women have dominated the finalists for the Australian of the Year Awards 2015 including senior women in the Not for Profit and philanthropic sectors.
It was a very big news year for the Australian Not for Profit sector and as 2014 comes to a close, Pro Bono Australia looks back at the year that was and what made the biggest impact on the Not for Profit sector.
Improved communication about social outcomes is needed to overcome the “bad taste” left by the “dressed-up charity programs” of social enterprise's early days in Australia, according to panelists at a Sydney conference.
A former lift attendant and a rugby league enthusiast, struck down by polio at the age of fourteen has won the major award at the annual 2014 National Disability Awards Ceremony in Canberra overnight.
An Australian Not for Profit organisation that works to empower marginalised and disabled women through literacy, skills training and employment is the winner of the 2014 Ethical Enterprise Award.
The G20 Summit in Brisbane has been branded a success by social sector leaders with more room to grow.
Five carers have been recognised as inspirational leaders at the inaugural National Carer Awards on the Gold Coast.
Not for Profit leaders from across Australia have been named as the winners in the 2014 Westpac Community Leaders Awards.
Australia could be one of the first countries in the world to mainstream impact investing through superannuation in a way no other country has the opportunity to, the Nexus Youth Summit in Melbourne has been told.
A visiting US Collective Impact guru tells Pro Bono Australia News why he is urging Not for Profits to de-prioritise internal benchmarks - calling for them to instead take the bold step of turning outwards to their communities.
Sex Discrimination Commissioner Elizabeth Broderick has been named as Australia’s top Woman of Influence for 2014 in an award ceremony overnight that also saw honours awarded to two Not for Profit leaders.
Four Not for Profit organisations working on the coalface with homelessness in Melbourne are the final contenders for Impact100 Melbourne’s annual $100,000 grant.
Millennials, who are often maligned as a the “me generation” and a selfish group of citizens that are impatient and filled with a sense of entitlement, actually have the power to change the face of the Not for Profit sector, a visiting US impact investment expert has said.
One of the social impact documentaries supported by the successful philanthropic Good Pitch event has begun a crowdfunding campaign to make up a shortfall to cover filming and post production costs.
Seven Australian documentaries will be presented at the Sydney Opera House on Wednesday as part of an international forum linking Australian donors with social impact films.
The rise of social enterprise, the role of entrepreneurs, the impact of social media and new ways of funding social impact work are just a few of the topics which are being explored during the nation-wide Changemakers Festival October 17-26.
The International Association for Volunteer Effort (IAVE) has formally recognised two global companies for excellence in corporate volunteering at its annual conference held recently on the Gold Coast.
There’s a global need to maximise the impact of volunteering, the World President of the International Association for Volunteer Effort (IAVE) has said in what could be his last speech in the role.
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