When South Sudanese lawyer, Maker Mayek reclaimed the racially-fuelled term, “African Gangs” on Twitter with a viral hashtag by the same name 12 months ago, he turned the conversation on its head, and is now working hard to fight back for his community. He’s this week’s Changemaker.
Moving to a new country, without parents and limited family as a teenager is something most people born in Australia could not fathom. But for Mayek, there was little option but to flee the civil war in his home …
Australia’s social sector is being asked to pick from more than 300 names to crown 2018’s most influential people.
A total of 337 people have been nominated as part of Pro Bono Australia’s 2018 Impact 25 awards, with voting now open.
The awards, run in partnership with Community Sector Banking, are an established accolade recognising the most influential people in the sector as nominated and voted for by their peers.
Pro Bono Australia CEO and founder Karen Mahlab AM said it was an inspiring list of …
This year marks 30 years since volunteering was formally recognised during National Volunteer Week. It’s time to turn our attention to ensuring the volunteer sector is adequately resourced, writes Volunteering Australia CEO Adrienne Picone, as part of a series of 2019 predictions from leading experts across the social sector.
According to the Productivity Commission, the global volunteer workforce sits at 109 million full-time equivalent workers, a number exceeding that of many major global industries.
In Australia, over 5.8 million people or 31 per cent of the …
FIA Conference 2019, the largest fundraising conference in the Asia-Pacific region, is coming to Melbourne from the 27 February to 1 March.
So why should you be going? First and foremost, this conference is the biggest fundraising assembly in the country and the main event on the fundraising calendar.
It provides critical trends, techniques and professional development learning over 2.5 days with sector insiders that will challenge your thinking and give you the latest knowledge and fresh ideas. It just might be the motivation you need …
Fifty Acres founder and managing director Jo Scard highlights ways the social sector can get ready to leverage the positioning of the main parties in the lead up to the federal election.
Well, we’ve all had a few quiet weeks, laid on the couch and watched the cricket, lazed by the pool/beach/BBQ or just generally done not much.
Things are going to change soon people, sorry to say. The standard lazing period won’t extend to Australia Day this year. Because, they are already at it.
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