Innovation


30 April 2015

An Australian charity’s risque men's health campaign has raised eyebrows, with over one million people viewing it in just a few days.

28 April 2015

Not for Profits should not be so eager to emulate the undisputed success of corporate marketing tools, writes Callan Lawrence, the online communications coordinator at Settlement Services International.

22 April 2015

Prominent royal adviser in the UK and international CSR campaigner Dame Julia Cleverdon had a whirlwind trip to Australia recently, advocating for greater leadership and community engagement on the part of business. Journalist Nadia Boyce caught up with her during her visit.

22 April 2015

Despite the buzz, developing an impact investment market is not the answer for the provision of capital for all social enterprises in Australia, writes Libby Ward-Christie, Head of Investment and Advisory at Social Traders.

14 April 2015

Not for Profits are emerging as unexpected pioneers of Shared Value - the business concept of creating economic value by addressing social problems - and finding great success, a high-profile US scholar and Shared Value expert has told a Melbourne conference.

14 April 2015

Shares have been issued to 21 Not for Profit investor organisations in a $4 million capital raising campaign to develop new finance pipelines for social impact projects.

14 April 2015

ANZ has announced that it has acquired Shout for Good Pty Ltd, a company which has developed a digital fundraising platform that enables people to donate money to over 150 charities.

13 April 2015

As the founder of Ethical Switch, Tamlyn Rudolph has a passion for seeing consumers regain their moral confidence when selecting providers of day-to-day products and services. Rudolph is this week's Changemaker.

08 April 2015

An Australian organic food B Corp, Whole Kids, has launched a new grants program to support small community groups to improve children’s health and wellbeing at the grassroots level.

08 April 2015

Innovative new funding models are tackling pressing social needs and the reduced availability of financial support to address those needs across Australia. Journalist Nadia Boyce spoke to one NSW property developer who recently secured $2.1 million in an impact investment to kick start his solution for funding new social housing developments.

07 April 2015

An operational review by the Social Impact Measurement Network of Australia (SIMNA) - a knowledge sharing network for social impact measurement in Australia - has seen the departure of its Community Convenor Lisa McGhee.

02 April 2015

If Australia is to meet the growing need for affordable housing, we’ll need to think innovatively about how it can be modelled and funded writes Anna Bowden from Social Outcomes.

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.

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