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Revamped Australian Not-for-Profit Technology Awards at heart of Connecting Up Conference 2020

Contributor, Tuesday, 28th January 2020 -  Not for profits and private sector organisations making a positive impact through technology will be hailed at this year’s Australian Not-for-Profit Technology Awards in Melbourne.

Here’s how skills-based volunteering can boost your career prospects

Opinion

Contributor, Friday, 24th January 2020 -  From giving back to the community to learning new professional skills, GradConnection shares the reasons why you should volunteer – and why a good volunteer role is far more important than just a line on your resume.

Value beyond money: Australia’s special dependency on volunteers to battle bushfires

Opinion

Contributor, Thursday, 23rd January 2020 -  Australia's rural firefighting organisations hold a special place in the nation's heart. Part of what makes them so interesting is how they are organised and funded, writes Michelle Cull from Western Sydney University.

So the government gave sports grants to marginal seats. What happens now?

Analysis

Contributor, Tuesday, 21st January 2020 -  An audit office report has accused the government of using grants to influence votes. So what are the consequences, asks Maria O'Sullivan.

Bushfire resources for people with disability

Hot Topic

Contributor, Wednesday, 15th January 2020 -  Disability Services Consulting has put together a list of services and resources that can support people with disability through the bushfire season.

Does volunteering overseas enhance your career?

Contributor, Monday, 13th January 2020 -  Kathy Townsend has a unique understanding of both the recruitment market, and the breadth of work of Australian volunteers overseas. A “head hunter” for 23 years, she’s also a returned volunteer and chair of the board of AVI (which manages the Australian Volunteers Program). Here she explains how volunteering overseas can enhance your career.   

Crowdfunding: When the government fails to act, the public wearily steps up

Opinion

Contributor, Wednesday, 18th December 2019 -  GoFundMe has revealed its most successful campaigns of the year. It paints a picture where farmers are seeking relief from the drought and firefighters stretched to their limits have turned to crowdfunding for help. But public appeal shouldn't replace good governance, writes Matthew Wade.

Participatory grantmaking: Can we afford not to do it?

Opinion

Contributor, Monday, 16th December 2019 -  In this article, practitioners of participatory grantmaking – Dr Stellah Wairimu Bosire, Rose Longhurst, Katy Love and Diana Samarasan – respond to some of the questions they are frequently asked by those interested in the approach.

Don’t believe the stereotype: These five charts show our democracy is safe in the hands of future voters

Analysis

Contributor, Monday, 16th December 2019 -  It's not that young people don't like politics – they just want to do politics differently, write Mark Evans, Gerry Stoker and Max Halupka.

The must do’s for 2020 grants success

Contributor, Thursday, 12th December 2019 -  As 2019 comes to a close, here are Strategic Grants’ top tips to get you grant-ready in 2020 and to have your most productive year yet! 

Five human rights issues that defined 2019

Opinion

Contributor, Wednesday, 11th December 2019 -  From mass climate change movements to cultural genocide of Uighurs in China, Elaine Pearson and Louise Chappell highlight some of the headline human rights moments that captured Australia’s attention.

Explainer: the medevac repeal and what it means for asylum seekers on Manus Island and Nauru

Analysis

Contributor, Thursday, 5th December 2019 -  Jacqui Lambie has made a secret deal with the Coalition government to secure the repeal of medevac, writes Alex Reilly from the University of Adelaide.
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