Innovation


30 October 2014

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.

23 October 2014

A new online giving portal hopes to empower children to support the needs of disadvantaged children and families with the aim of developing a philanthropic culture in young Australians.

23 October 2014

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.

22 October 2014

Businessman, philanthropist and former Australian of the Year Simon McKeon has issued a call to arms to Australian corporates to do more for the charity sector, speaking at an economic forum in South Australia.

22 October 2014

A national share offer to raise capital for investment for Australia’s Not for Profit sector has received its first application from an existing Community 21 shareholder, Able Australia.

21 October 2014

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.

21 October 2014

Health and medical researchers have teamed up with Indigenous aid agencies, policymakers, businesses to help improve the health of Indigenous communities, as part of five grants announced today.

16 October 2014

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.

16 October 2014

Facebook founder and philanthropist Mark Zuckerberg and his wife have pledged $US25 million to the US Centers for Disease Control Foundation to help fight the deadly Ebola disease - one of the largest single donations so far.

14 October 2014

Ten Australian Not for Profits have shared in $3.5 million as the winners of the Google Impact Challenge, announced today.

14 October 2014

The landmark Not for Profit GoodStart initiative facilitated by Social Ventures Australia to run more than 600 child care centres around Australia has been recognised as one of 10 top innovations, in a new report on global philanthropy.

09 October 2014

Good360 connects businesses with excess goods to charities that need them and their online GivingPlace platform is about to launch across Australia in time for Christmas 2014.

09 October 2014

Experts from universities, Governments and NGOs across seven countries are set to tackle the urgent problems of people with deep and persistent disadvantage through a $28 million research centre led by the University of Queensland.

07 October 2014

Telling Not for Profit stories of change through the use of video delivers a dynamic message and can be crucial for effective social impact measurement, writes Marcelo Zerwes, a social impact evaluator with the ZOOiD consultancy.

02 October 2014

A year on from publishing Westpac’s Community Confidence Index, National Marketing Manager, Lali Wiratunga reflects on the opportunities For Purpose organisations have to enhance their social media presence.

25 September 2014

A new Australian Not for Profit organisation that hosts live crowd-funding events for social entrepreneurs as part of a global network called The Funding Network has reach its first $1million milestone since launching just seven months ago.

24 September 2014

The Federal Government has developed a free online tool to help businesses enhance productivity through a culturally diverse workplace.

24 September 2014

The recent global launch of the Social Impact Investment Taskforce report shows Australia as having the foundations for a thriving, world-leading impact investment sector, writes Australia’s Taskforce representative, Rosemary Addis.

24 September 2014

Two of the most established social impact organisations will join forces to create the largest international social value network in the world.

24 September 2014

Social enterprises and other for-purpose organisations should ensure they have the basics covered as they build and maintain corporate funding relationships, writes Social Ventures Australia Consultant Nick Perini.

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