How will Australia respond to the predicted decade of deficit asks Australian social change advocates Dawn O’Neil AM and Kerry Graham.
With a new spotlight on the rapidly developing area of Impact Investment, Strategic Environmental Management Consultant, Garry Taylor unpacks the concept and how it works.
With increasing investment in the Australian Not for Profit sector to achieve better outcomes for the community, one way of both increasing and leveraging investment may be a ‘stock market for good’, says David Crosbie, the CEO of the Community Council for Australia.
Public comments by Myer CEO Bernie Brookes that a levy to fund the National Disability Insurance Scheme is "not good for our customers" demonstrates a fundamental misunderstanding of Myer’s customer base, says the CEO of the Australian Network on Disability, Suzanne Colbert AM.
Australia needs to provide greater leadership opportunities for people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds and we will reap the rewards, says Nareen Young, from the Diversity Council Australia and writer, Jieh-Yung Lo.
It’s vital for fundraisers to fully understand the implications of the mobile technology revolution and to adjust their strategies accordingly, says Laura Boulton from the global Not for Profit, Resource Alliance.
A Federal Coalition Government would restructure the Australian Charities and Not for profit Commission into a smaller educative and training body returning its regulatory powers to the ATO and ASIC after the election. Kevin Andrews the Shadow Minister for Families, Housing and Human Services outlined his plans in a speech to the Centre for Independent Studies in Sydney recently.
Why connecting with our shared hopes and dreams is today’s most important leadership skill, explains Geoff Aigner, the Director of Social Leadership Australia at The Benevolent Society and author of Leadership Beyond Good Intentions.
To achieve equality of opportunity, men and women must share more evenly the responsibilities bundled up in what are seen as traditional gender roles, writes structural engineer and social justice advocate, Tim McMinn.
Every commercial organisation wants to increase staff engagement, improve performance, launch more products, attract new customers, and enhance collaboration. However, only a select few appreciate how societal engagement can deliver all five performance enhancers says corporate trainer and author, Omer Soker.
If we are successful at solving some social challenges, why is it we have limited success in solving the complex ones and how can Collective Impact help asks Australian social change advocates Dawn O’Neil AM and Kerry Graham.
Due to the high rate of change associated with the development of socially responsible investment (SRI), it is particularly important to maintain a current purview of both the behaviour of financial institutions and the introduction of relevant statutory regulation, says Garry Taylor, Strategic Environmental Management consultant at Croesus Project Services.
Many businesses are continuing to fail to pay attention to what is often regarded as ‘non-core’ parts of business: ethical conduct, corporate governance, social and environmental factors, says Simon O’Connor, the CEO of the Responsible Investment Association of Australasia.
Being transparent illustrates that a Not for Profit organisation honours its supporters enough to be open and honest with them, valuing their giving and showing them the impact their donations are having, writes Chief Executive of Opportunity International Australia Robert Dunn.
Our ability as a leader is clearly demonstrated when we face challenges and find a way to create a result that benefits the team and the business. Challenges within your team require even more insight and understanding to solve, writes the Director of AchieveInfluence Martin Longden.
To simply replicate the agenda of John Howard's Corporate Community Partnerships initiative with its focus on research papers and awards would be a mistake for the Abbott Coalition without ensuring it is recalibrated for the contemporary situation, says the CEO of United Way Australia, Doug Taylor.
What Australia needs is a review that tackles the complexity of the income support system including how it interacts with the tax system, our approach to supporting disabled people back into the workforce and assistance for long-term unemployed people, says Mission Australia chief executive Toby Hall.
Changing the name of the National Disability Insurance Scheme to DisabilityCare sends the wrong message about the scheme's intent, says Estelle Fyffe is the chief executive officer of disability Not for Profit organisation annecto.
This week, Australian social change advocates Dawn O’Neil AM and Kerry Graham talk about the crucial role of funders and draw on examples of how philanthropy in particular has been instrumental in driving a movement of change towards a collective impact approach.
There needs to be a paradigm shift in how Australia thinks about helping people - it‘s time to put the service user at the very heart of the social service system, says strategy and innovation consultant to the social sector Dale Renner.
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