Getting involved in community organisations or artistic pursuits at an early age grows leadership skills, Not for Profit leader and Foundation for Young Australians CEO Dr Jan Owen discusses in her latest book.
A new online op-shop style concept, GiveShop, wants to tap into the burgeoning second-hand exchange market to give charities access to income from the sale of second-hand goods without having to set up their own shopfront or handle a single secondhand item.
Australia’s first social benefit bond will deliver a return of 7.5 per cent to investors this year, a certification by auditor Deloitte has shown.
One of the largest community-based volunteer organisations Meals on Wheels is celebrating 60 years of operation and the place where the program began in South Australia.
Pro Bono Australia has been certified as a B Corporation - a worldwide global movement highlighting companies that work for social good as well as financial outcomes.
Struggling countries forced to look for new solutions to their social problems are set to become global leaders in social investment and innovation, a European social economy expert has told a Melbourne seminar.
The Not for Profit sector has been warned that a review of competition policy in Australia could have a significant effect on the future uniqueness of the social economy - but few organisations are engaging in the review process.
Diabetes research foundation, JDRF, has been recognised as the 2014 Charity of the Year in The Australian Charity Awards - an initiative of the Australian Business Awards.
There are now 11 days to get your nominations in for the 2014 Westpac Community Leaders Awards - with nominations now open until August 15, 2014.
Former Disability Discrimination Commissioner and Attitude Foundation Chair Graeme Innes expresses what he believes are the biggest challenges and opportunities for people with disability in Australia, in this post written by the Victorian Council of Social Service’s John Kelly.
The Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC) will hold 25 ‘Ask ACNC’ workshops around Australia between 11 August and 17 September 2014.
In celebration of its 100th year, the Australian Red Cross has released a comprehensive retelling of its history in the book - The Power of Humanity, 100 years of Australian Red Cross 1914-2014, as Freyla Ferguson reports.
A Not for Profit initiative designed to help kick-start new Australian businesses, called Start Up Australia, has launched to provide skills for budding entrepreneurs.
Australia’s "unclaimed monies" should be used to create a capital fund to support investments in the Not for Profit sector, a submission to the Federal Government says.
The Australian Centre for Social Innovation has launched the inaugural Innovation in Ageing Challenge in partnership with South Australia's Office for the Ageing offering $100,000 in funding for projects that improve the lives of older people living in South Australia.
A corporate, government and Not for Profit partnership will result in the world’s largest nature discovery project, Bush Blitz, being ramped up to broaden the search for Australia’s least known plant and animal species.
Disability support organisation Lifestart has unveiled a collaborative online support platform called Online Inclusion (Oi) to provide a national information hub on disability.
The architect of the proposed new National Centre for Excellence, the Centre for Social Impact, has revealed its three recommended operating models as part of its mid-project report, along with the results of a sector survey into the possible activities of the Centre.
The wish for collaboration rarely sees translation into reality writes, Geoff Aigner, Director of Social Leadership Australia at The Benevolent Society, which is co-host of Collective Impact 2014 in Melbourne.
UnitingCare lifeAssist has launched a new website in a bid to make it easier for people trying to navigate their way through community service options.
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