The wish for collaboration rarely sees translation into reality writes, Geoff Aigner, Director of Social Leadership Australia at The Benevolent Society, which is co-host of Collective Impact 2014 in Melbourne.
Unilever is a true leader in connecting value for investors to value for society, writes sustainability expert Dr Carol Adams.
In this case study, Sustainability Manager at IKEA Australia, Richard Wilson, unpacks how a humble light bulb and flatpacked shelter deliver shared value to a range of beneficiaries.
The Federal Government’s Options Paper on the replacement of the charity regulator suggests that the Government has already made up its mind and, as with the decision to abolish the ACNC, is not really interested in what the sector thinks, writes Professor Ann O’Connell, from the Not-for-profit Project, Melbourne Law School.
Mental health funding reforms will impact the most vulnerable members of the community while losing years of hard earned innovation and wisdom within the Not for Profit sector, writes Jesuit Social Services CEO Julie Edwards.
The McClure Welfare Review’s interim report has revealed plans that could put more pressure on people with disability and carers, Australian Greens spokesperson on family and community services and disabilities Senator Rachel Siewert writes.
New ABS data released this week has put a question mark against the supposed dichotomy between building an economy and building our communities, writes David Crosbie, CEO of the Community Council for Australia.
Emotional intelligence is increasingly being applied to fundraising where relationship management – building bonds, collaborating, influencing others and inspiring – is a critical part of an effective fundraiser’s armoury, writes leadership coach Geraldine Kilbride at the London Business School.
What role does the private sector have in achieving the development outcomes of Australia’s foreign aid policy, asks Mark Ingram, CEO of Australian NGO Business for Millennium Development.
The Federal Government’s revamped Prime Minister’s Community Business Partnership faces a challenge to turn around giving in Australia, writes Myles McGregor-Lowndes, Director of The Australian Centre for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Studies, at QUT.
Identifying ways to expand social marketing’s reach beyond individual level interventions is a major challenge facing social marketers, writes Dr Fiona Newton, from the Department of Marketing at the Monash Business School.
For many people in the community facing life’s challenges, their web of social connections can be threadbare, writes Fiona McLeay, CEO of Justice Connect.
The Not for Profit sector does not have a monopoly on finding purpose or meaning in a person’s work life, writes Michael Garnett from ReachOut.com by Inspire Foundation.
Most people could name one person who helped guide and support them while growing up, however some are not so lucky. In this piece, former Queensland Premier and YWCA NSW Chief Executive Officer Anna Bligh looks at how mentoring can be a powerful tool for change.
The release of the Senate Report into the ACNC Repeal Legislation reveals that there are powerful groups, with unrivalled access to the Minister’s office, that do not want the scrutiny of an independent body like the ACNC, writes Professor Ann O’Connell, from the Not-for-profit Project, Melbourne Law School.
The push for increased workplace giving awareness is both timely and full of potential, writes Jenny Geddes, CEO of the Australian Charities Fund.
The worlds of marketing and business have changed, says James Meldrum, Founder of Wholekids, Australia’s first food B-Corporation, who looks at how to take control of an organisation’s brand during this evolving time.
The re-establishment of the Prime Minister’s Community Business Partnership program could be the ideal chance to initiate a cultural change in attitudes to giving, writes Philanthropy Australia Policy and Research Manager Krystian Seibert.
Sector reform and its impact on disadvantaged community members was on the agenda at a recent symposium attended by more than 20 faith-based organisations, writes Julie Edwards, CEO of Jesuit Social Services.
The Federal Government’s approach and ideology to income support is at odds with the spirit in which the system first began more than a century ago, writes Australian Greens Senator Rachel Siewert.
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