We should never underestimate the importance of collective voices writes Community Council for Australia CEO David Crosbie, as he sets a challenge for charities to be more active in 2018.
We live in a time of accelerating change. Charities are changing – just as business and government are changing.
Most charities are very aware of the need to adapt and respond to the complex environments in which they operate. Many have been successfully pursuing their mission through decades of changes. They have learned to not only …
Victoria Marles is the CEO of Trust for Nature, one of Australia’s oldest conservation organisations. She is this week’s Changemaker.
Marles, originally a lawyer by profession, joined Trust for Nature as CEO in 2009, after recognising the organisation’s work protecting biodiversity in the state of Victoria.
As the owner of a property near Wedderburn with a conservation covenant, she understood first hand the power of individuals to make a positive contribution to environmental protection, and wanted to play a bigger role.
Co-operatives are coming into their own as an economic force for good, writes Melina Morrison, CEO of the Business Council of Co-operatives and Mutuals, in the second in a series of 2018 predictions from leading experts across the social sector.
Last year was a huge year for the co-operative movement, in Australia and around the world. The gig economy is being disrupted by its own consumers, who are demanding more say in how services are delivered and a fairer distribution of profits. The co-operative economy is …
A new report commissioned by Pro Bono Australia in partnership with the Human Rights Law Centre, has found that not for profits are on a path of quiet advocacy.
The Civil Voices research shows that to a greater or lesser degree civil society organisations are engaging in various forms of “self silencing” – treading very carefully in their advocacy work, less they risk financial security and political retribution.
In Where Not for Profits Fear to Tread, we unpack the report and look at the current state …