Innovation


02 February 2016

Providing every high school student with access to a free a breakfast, regardless of family income, would drastically improve education and health outcomes for young people, the New South Wales peak youth affairs body has found.

01 February 2016

Some of Australia’s leading companies have signed up to a program designed to change the way the employment system works, with employers and service providers working together to support young people experiencing long-term unemployment.

27 January 2016

A fixation with sustainable business models should not hinder the growth of social enterprises in Australia. Instead, entrepreneurs should be advocating for a well resourced peak body to fulfil a much-needed demand from within sector, writes social entrepreneur Theo Campbell.

25 January 2016

With the advent of digital and content marketing and the plateauing of donations across Australia, the Not for Profit sector and fundraising have changed dramatically and so have the roles and responsibilities of NFP Marketing and Communications Managers, writes recruiting expert Prudence Hayes.

21 January 2016

Microsoft Philanthropies has committed to donate US$1 billion of Microsoft Cloud Services to serve global Not for Profit and university researchers over the next three years, including Australian organisations.

21 January 2016

Having a well thought-out digital strategy with planned content and scheduled distribution means an organisation can show its true self to the world, writes specialist NFP communications strategist, Barbara Pesel.

14 January 2016

A new Australian crowdfunding platform allows individual donors or philanthropic organisations to give directly to medical research and fund projects that have previously missed out on grants.

13 January 2016

Innovation in the social sector is more likely to succeed if it is part of a larger program of organisational reform, writes Alan Greig from Employee Ownership Australia Ltd.

13 January 2016

Emerging social entrepreneurs will have the opportunity to pitch their business ideas at Melbourne’s Pause Fest, a major creative tech conference in the Asia Pacific region.

17 December 2015

Two Australian SMEs are leading the way in an attempt to eliminate global food losses by developing flexible storage and tracking solutions, writes Mitchell Westra, Management Systems Advisor with Connexxion Pty Ltd.

16 December 2015

Co-operatives have been in the spotlight in South Australia, as well known peer-to-peer theorist, collaborative economy proponent, and writer Michel Bauwens spoke to a group of industry professionals, policy advisers and entrepreneurs at the Flinders New Ventures Institute.

15 December 2015

Australia’s disability sector has applauded the move by the State and Federal Governments to complete the trial of the National Disability Insurance Scheme in South Australia with the inclusion of young children and a commitment to a full scheme from 1 July 2016.

10 December 2015

The Turnbull Government has suggested that a national lottery could be introduced in an effort to save heritage listed sites.

08 December 2015

The Turnbull Government’s four year $1.1 billion dollar Innovation Statement has received an overall positive reaction from the Not for Profit sector.

08 December 2015

A new framework that will allow Not for Profits to formally measure and benchmark the impact of their work in the community has launched in Australia and New Zealand.

07 December 2015

The Federal Government has launched a new pilot program to help mature workers plan the next stage of their careers.

03 December 2015

High-profile Australians Maggie Beer and David Gonski have been named as Ambassadors for the inaugural Community and Philanthropy Partnerships Week.

03 December 2015

Not for Profit employers need to look closely to new legislation in relation to the capping of salary packaged entertainment fringe benefits and get the right salary packaging program to suit their organisations.

03 December 2015

Australia needs to adopt a groundbreaking superannuation program that has been operating in France for over a decade, providing billions of dollars for charitable projects, according to Not for Profit sector leaders.

02 December 2015

After experiencing frustration at the lack of technology tailored to the Not for Profit sector, former Foodbank Victoria CEO, Ric Benjamin, decided to tackle the issue head on, writes Ellie Cooper in this week’s Spotlight on Social Enterprise.

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