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A Sweet Spot in the 'For-Good' Universe

Thursday, 16th May 2013

As a hub for social change and connection our role as an intermediary is becoming clearer, more valuable – and more visible.

Pro Bono Australia has hit what I believe is a ‘sweet spot’. Truly. After many, many years (14 in fact) of tracking, building and reporting on the sector, giving it a voice on issues that no-one else writes on in the mainstream media, giving a sector-slant on happenings (eg the Budget), developing marketplaces around giving, volunteering, products and services suppliers, collecting a fantastic and responsive audience around our site – the past three years look like this:

Innovation and leadership are the things that drive us. We have always been at the forefront of Sector developments.

Day by day our readers are increasingly responsive and engaged with our website and offerings. For example, our first sector wide Salary Survey earlier this year received 2000 responses in just over two weeks.

Last week our first Webinar offering saw 650 people signing up in just under two weeks and we estimate that it will hit 1000 by the time we broadcast.

Our special Not for Profit Budget Edition showed the Sector is hungry for where it’s placed in the world. And stay tuned for our Pre-Election survey on the issues that matter for the Not for Profit sector.

As an organisation we have demonstrated the need for the sector to engage with itself about what’s happening…. independent news, with services that complement that. We have delivered thousands of volunteers, thousands of articles, thousands of Jobs, thousands of events, thousands of dollars, and many many more resources.

We will continue to promote and support this movement that is happening globally – the “for good” movement whether that be in community organisations, philanthropy, volunteering, social enterprise, impact investing, Corporate Social Responsibility or Government.

The next chapter of our journey sees us strapped in and ready for the next big ride.

And please let us know if theres something we aren’t doing that you’d like to see us taking on. Here’s a visual of what we do….. Do you have something to add?


Karen Mahlab AM is the Founder and CEO of Pro Bono Australia. In 2015 she was awarded a Member of the Order of Australia for her contribution to the Not for Profit sector and philanthropic initiatives.
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