What’s the best way to maintain media interest in your organisation and public support for your fundraising campaign throughout December and January? Jo Scard from Fifty Acres shares her advice.
The end-of-year holiday season is a busy time, and that’s especially true if you run or work for a not for profit. And for good reason! Over 38 per cent of annual online donations are made in December and the donations that are made this month tend to be on average 80 per cent bigger.
Much has been made of the fact federal government unemployment benefits haven’t increased in real terms since 1994. But why has the freeze gone on so long? We look back at the history of Newstart and the long-running battle to raise the rate.
It wasn’t meant to be this way.
Newstart was meant to be – if not a panacea – then at least a new start for tackling entrenched disadvantage in Australia.
The unemployment benefit (or dole) had been in effect since its introduction in …
Nicky Friedman is not your average lawyer. As the director of community engagement and the head of pro bono law at global law firm Allens, she’s using her expertise and passion for social equality to give disadvantaged people the same access to justice as anyone else. She’s this week’s Changemaker.
From an early age, Friedman was made aware of the social inequality that exists within society. It’s a learning that has gone onto shape her entire career.
As a lawyer with a background in social policy, …
Illawarra-based social enterprise, Green Connect, is the fifth organisation to benefit from a new collaborative funding approach led by Westpac Foundation which aims to create more jobs for vulnerable Australians.
Together, Westpac Foundation and The Ian Potter Foundation will invest $564,000 in Green Connect to help scale its enterprise to create an estimated 111 new jobs and 262 employment pathways over the next three years. Legal firm MinterEllison will also be involved in the collaboration as a key pro bono partner.
Green Connect focuses on tackling …
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