Innovation


26 March 2015

Once understood, the threat of disruptive technological change can be turned into a huge competitive advantage. Even resource-starved Not for Profits organisations can ride the wave, writes Tania de Jong AM as she reflects on this week’s Creative Innovation 2015 Conference.

25 March 2015

A duo of technology entrepreneurs has made the move to social enterprise, aiming to bridge the digital divide between the world’s richest and poorest with a global rollout of their $7 computer-on-a-stick, writes Nadia Boyce in this week’s Spotlight on Social Enterprise.

24 March 2015

Australia’s Foreign Aid Department is set for a shake up with Foreign Minister Julie Bishop launching an initiative she claims will revolutionise the delivery and effectiveness of aid.

19 March 2015

Burnie, a small port city on the north west coast of Tasmania has been selected to receive up to $1 million of support from a pioneering group of funders who are backing a new approach to tackling some of Australia’s most complex social problems.

19 March 2015

A landmark report has revealed the most innovative Not for Profit organisations in Australia.

05 March 2015

A controversial new star rating of Australian charities based on their transparency has been launched and its creator believes it is filling a gap that the national charity regulator cannot deliver.

05 March 2015

The Telco Together Foundation has launched a new survey to capture the common issues and challenges faced by the Australian Not for Profit sector to help telcos fund strategic community programs in the future.

05 March 2015

The collections of 14 Australian cultural institutions have became available online to audiences across Australia and the world with the launch of the Google Cultural Institute Australia.

26 February 2015

A British waste management and recycling company has come up with a novel scheme to collect donations for food banks - using spare capacity on delivery vans and regular kerb-side collections by garbage trucks.

26 February 2015

Social media can be a great way for community organisations to engage with their supporter base and encourage donations from the wider community, but many don’t know where to start. Todd Copeland, NAB General Manager Digital, shares his top tips.

25 February 2015

Not for Profit organisations with a more rigorous and structured approach to board measurement are more likely to expect success and an increase in revenue, according to new research by philanthropic fund managers, Perpetual.

25 February 2015

Global sustainable investing assets grew a dramatic 61 per cent between 2012 and 2014, to reach $21.4 trillion, mirroring the growth of responsible investment in Australasia over the same timeframe, new figures show.

19 February 2015

Humans are biologically configured to fixate on problems to ensure they don’t cause ‘pain’. If Not for Profits use digital innovation to show their audience how they can solve their problems, they can be the pain-relief, writes digital marketing expert Richenda Vermeulen.

19 February 2015

The world’s largest business social networking platform LinkedIn, has launched a tool for Not for Profits which it claims will connect them with more than four million volunteers.

17 February 2015

A Melbourne man has created what he claims is a “gamechanger” for the Not for Profit sector and the way aid agencies connect with global funding organisations.

12 February 2015

Taken from her new book, '8 Founding Principles of Sponsorship Success', sponsorship expert Abby Clemence shares her eight tips for creating a foolproof sponsorship approach.

11 February 2015

In the second of a three-part analysis of the global interest in social innovation, Dr Andrew Curtis and Tara Anderson reflect on whether social innovation has lost its way as “doing good” increasingly becomes a concept Governments and corporates alike want to latch on to.

06 February 2015

Global trust in Non-Government Organisations is falling and Australia is not immune, according to a major report.

05 February 2015

A renewed partnership with Westpac enables the Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopters to fly further afield and potentially save more lives, says Surf Life Saving Australia CEO Greg Nance.

05 February 2015

How much would you pay to have your own supply of McDonald’s special Big Mac sauce?
Before you answer, consider if the money was going to charity.

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