Serena Stewart is the fundraising and marketing manager at Centenary Institute, and has played a key role in generating about $150 million for different philanthropic and not-for-profit organisations. She is this week’s Changemaker.
Stewart came to Australia from the UK with a legal background, and has eight years’ experience working in the philanthropic and not-for-profit sectors.
With experience at The Atlantic Philanthropies, Alzheimer’s Australia NSW (now known as Dementia Australia) and now Centenary Institute, Stewart has helped raise funds supporting capital infrastructure projects, service provision …
When applying Maslow’s hierarchy to the NDIS, what sits at the bottom of the pyramid depends on where an organisation is now, and how significantly they are affected by NDIS, writes Jane Arnott, general manager of consulting and business services at Community Business Bureau.
Maslow’s hierarchy of human needs has become a useful model to adapt and apply to organisations and system paradigms. In our work in supporting organisations to transition to NDIS, we’ve had some interesting internal debate about what should sit at the base …
For the out-of-home care (OOHC) sector the move to outcomes based contracting will have its own particular challenges, writes Criterion ahead of the Navigating the Permanency Support Conference.
Five years ago everyone was talking about outcomes measurement but very few organisations were actually doing it. Fast forward to now and we’re seeing outcomes measurement go mainstream with more and more organisations being asked to do it by their investors.
The best recent example is NSW’s Permanency Support program with its Outcomes Based Contracts. Outcomes Based Contracts …
The charity sector is a crowded market. As the pool of donations and grants shrinks, calls for mergers are growing, particularly for charities serving a similar cause, writes Fiona Smith. Two years ago, Louise Walsh, chief executive of the Future Generation Global Investment Company, urged youth mental-health charities to team up if they wanted a slice of her philanthropic funding. Walsh made her preferences clear: “We are going to really encourage you and look kindly on you if you collaborate or partner.” With $6.82 million in …
Time is running out to get your tickets to the Fundraising Institute Australia’s (FIA) 41st international fundraising conference, to be held at the Sydney International Convention Centre from 7 to 9 March.
There are four key building blocks of a sustainable social enterprise, writes Anthea Smits from The Difference Incubator.
Social enterprises in Australia seem to be popping up left, right and centre. But let’s cut to the facts and ask the hard questions, how many of these are becoming non-grant reliant, sustainable enterprises? And how can you build one too?
At The Difference Incubator (TDi) we get asked all the time what makes a successful social enterprise.
In the first 12 months of business Vanguard Laundry Services has gone from strength to strength, writes Wendy Williams in this month’s Spotlight on Social Enterprise.
“Vanguard was a ridiculous idea,” jokes Luke Terry, the managing director of Vanguard Laundry Services.
But after one year in business the custom-built commercial laundry in Queensland’s Toowoomba region, which creates employment opportunities for people who have a lived experience of mental illness and struggle to secure employment, has proven that it works.
Since the social enterprise was officially opened …