Social Enterprise Finance Australia and the Lord Mayor’s Charitable Foundation have joined forces to establish a new social impact fund to help address the homelessness and growing affordable housing crisis in Victoria.
Philanthropist and one of Australia’s best known venture capitalists, Bill Ferris, has been appointed by the Federal Government as the new Chair of Innovation Australia, and he has started his new job by warning that Australia needs to shake off its “fear of failure”.
Shared workspaces is a concept that is really gathering momentum via Beyond Bank Australia’s pilot program of “Business Hubs” and is proving successful with the bank’s community partners, writes Peter Rutter, General Manager Community Development.
One thing is certain, change is the new norm, for example, change in technology, community attitudes, change in competition, change in legislation and Not for Profits will need specialist assistance to remain employers of choice.
Having an education can be the difference between a life full of productivity and satisfaction and a life of some sadness at being unfulfilled, writes business leader and philanthropist, David Gonski.
Impact Capital Australia has been designed as this flagship institution for Australia, to be the game changer that unlocks the potential of impact investment, writes Rosemary Addis, Chair of Impact Investing Australia.
An overseas music therapy project that has had an “awakening” effect on dementia sufferers has launched in Australia.
The mother of Carly Ryan, the first girl in Australia to be murdered by an internet predator, has launched a free personal safety app to protect young people against cybercrime.
Claims by disability service providers that funding rates set by the government to pay for care and support services “threatens the success of the NDIS” highlight the need for innovation in Australia’s disability sector, according to two young social entrepreneurs.
With the right support, Australia’s refugees have significant entrepreneurial potential as well as the ability to contribute to the economy, according to a new report.
The irony of the digital world is that people are more connected than ever, yet social isolation is a growing concern. But an innovative storytelling platform is using technology to solve this problem, writes Ellie Cooper in this week’s Spotlight on Social Enterprise.
A new venture philanthropy fund in Queensland, managed by Social Ventures Australia, will connect philanthropists with high-impact portfolios to local for-purpose organisations that are tackling pressing social issues.
A South Australian eye specialist who co-founded a Not for Profit aimed at eliminating blindness in Australia and internationally has been named the Ernst & Young Social Entrepreneur of the Year.
The Not for Profit BULLY Project, a social action schools campaign inspired by the award-winning US film BULLY, will launch in Australia in October.
After working on opposing teams in the corporate world, some of Australia’s biggest names in investment banking have joined forces to raise money for an international charity.
An innovative village banking model, designed to help break the poverty cycle, has delivered greater social outcomes than initially expected.
Preparing a brief for your Not for Profit to step into the digital world or deliver a one-off project need not be so daunting if you following a few simple tips, writes digital consultant Brendon Hillermann.
After more than a decade of tinkering with the technology, Australia’s telecommunication giants have joined together to launch a trial of one-stop text message donations to help fund Australian charities.
Ride-sharing giant Uber has teamed up with an Australian start-up in an attempt to create thousands of jobs for people disability.
Accessible insurance cover will be available to people on low incomes through a partnership between Not for Profit organisation, Good Shepherd Microfinance, and Suncorp, in what they have called an Australian first.
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