Opinion


22 April 2014

As the field of Collective Impact grows in Australia many communities and causes are grappling with the challenge of getting started writes Dawn O’Neil and Kerry Graham, Principal Consultants at Collective Impact Australia.

17 April 2014

Assistance to get and keep a job should be front and centre of the Government’s review of welfare support for people with disability, writes Disability Employment Australia CEO Craig Harrison.

15 April 2014

Creating Community Impact is achievable with some hard work, writes Executive Director and CEO of United Way Australia, Doug Taylor.

10 April 2014

If Australia wants to foster a civil society and mutuality, it must develop and promote a thriving volunteering culture, writes Brett Williamson, CEO, Volunteering Australia, and Sue Noble, CEO, Volunteering Victoria.

03 April 2014

Charities need to embrace a digital-centric approach to ALL their activities, or they risk getting left behind by their donors, argues digital marketing experts Richenda Vermeulen and Prarthana Holburn.

03 April 2014

Understanding philanthropy’s mission is crucial to realising how philanthropy engages in shaping public policy, writes philanthropic Policy and Research Manager Krystian Seibert.

01 April 2014

The National Rental Affordability Scheme (NRAS) is not a saviour on its own, but is a vital component of solving Australia’s housing supply and affordable rental crisis, writes NFP expert Adrian Pisarski and Graham Wolfe from the Housing Industry Association.

01 April 2014

It’s dateline 2020 and policy consultant and NFP leader, Moira Deslandes, reviews a new online platform in a new world of Not for Profit corporatisation and board transparency.

27 March 2014

To abolish the ACNC on the grounds that it has failed in its first year to unravel the Gordian knot of Australia’s long legacy of regulatory hodgepodge amounts to policy vandalism, writes policy analyst at ANU, John Butcher.

27 March 2014

There are some big deceptions behind Tony Abbott and Josh Frydenberg’s Repeal Day initiative, writes John Wanna, Chair of Public Administration at Australian National University, in this piece first published on The Conversation.

26 March 2014

Taking into account the value of all aspects of workplace giving including Institute matching, workplace fundraising, volunteering and in-kind support has reaped rewards, writes Pamela Lee of the Institute of Chartered Accountants Australia.

26 March 2014

The big opportunity on the horizon for social enterprise development in Australia may be the National Disability Insurance Scheme, writes Chris Mason, from the Swinburne Centre for Social Impact, in an article first published in The Conversation.

18 March 2014

The ongoing furore surrounding the corporate funding of the 2014 Sydney Biennale involves hard issues – “hard” as in “real” and “difficult to solve”, writes Julian Meyrick, Professor of Strategic Arts at Flinders University, in this piece first published on The Conversation.

13 March 2014

Australia will fall further behind China and the US in gathering information about Not for Profit organisations without the charity regulator, the ACNC, argues Not for Profit researcher Wesa Chau.

12 March 2014

Criticism has been levelled at Fairtrade for becoming mainstream, but is that necessarily a bad thing? Fairtrade Australia & New Zealand explores the role of the Fairtrade label and its future in sustainable supply chains.

06 March 2014

While many in the Not for Profit sector appreciate the Coalition Government has made political promises with regard to the ACNC, it should not throw out the baby with the bathwater, but approach the issues so that the fall-out is reduced as far as possible, writes David Gilchrist, from WA’s Curtin University.

26 February 2014

Not for Profit leaders, academics, practitioners and policy makers need to come together to cultivate innovative new ways to ensure child safety, writes Dr Sarah Wise from the Berry Street Childhood Institute.

26 February 2014

The Social Innovation Entrepreneurship and Enterprise Alliance (SIEEA) has developed a Manifesto as a means of collectively advocating for itself and developing its own narrative in order to continue to grow. Meredith Turnbull from the Alliance explains.

26 February 2014

The Head of Community Impact from United Way Australia, Jenny Riley is presenting on mobilisation at this week’s Collective Impact Conference. Here, Riley writes on an emerging ‘distributed backbone’ model.

25 February 2014

From her earliest school days Anna Bligh had a burning desire to make a difference. Now, after a distinguished political career, the former Queensland Premier writes for Pro Bono Australia about her recent transition from politics into the Not for Profit sector.

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