Guide to Giving
MEDIA, JOBS & RESOURCES FOR THE COMMON GOOD
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David Crosbie is the CEO of the Community Council for Australia (CCA).

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Have You Been Commodified?

Opinion

David Crosbie, Thursday, 12th October 2017 -  Charities will only realise their potential when they can collectively push the pendulum back away from “commodification” towards funding models that reward responsiveness and effectiveness, writes CEO of Community Council for Australia David Crosbie.

Beyond the Program Epitaph

Opinion

David Crosbie, Thursday, 28th September 2017 -  Across Australia there are many beacons of excellence, lighthouse programs showing the way in so many communities. Unfortunately, most will not last, writes Community Council for Australia CEO David Crosbie, as he offers seven ways to extend program life.

Public Interest / Private Interest – A Fundamental Distinction

Opinion

David Crosbie, Thursday, 14th September 2017 -  Over the coming month, major political parties will be deciding whether charities should be exempted from new restrictions on election campaigning to be introduced as part of reforms to overseas donations to political parties. In this article, CEO of Community Council for Australia, David Crosbie argues charities should not be treated like other political actors.

Building Trust

Opinion

David Crosbie, Thursday, 31st August 2017 -  Charities are an expression of trust in our communities and our democracy, yet trust is declining in Australia and worldwide. So we must continue to honour and enhance the trust charities enjoy if we are to be an effective antidote against increased fear and loss of hope, writes CEO of Community Council for Australia, David Crosbie.

The Forgotten People

Opinion

David Crosbie, Thursday, 17th August 2017 -  There is much our current leaders could learn from the views of Australia’s longest serving prime minister, Sir Robert Menzies about how to make Australia a better place, writes Community Council for Australia CEO David Crosbie.

Making Education Our Business

Opinion

David Crosbie, Thursday, 3rd August 2017 -  If we want stronger communities, a more prosperous, productive and happier Australia, inclusive education must be a higher priority, writes David Crosbie CEO of Community Council for Australia (CCA).

Freedom of Speech for Sale

Opinion

David Crosbie, Thursday, 20th July 2017 -  If the charity sector accepts government restrictions on its public voice, it will be a sad day for Australian democracy and it will mean that free speech is for sale in Australia, writes David Crosbie, CEO of Community Council for Australia.

Give Me Knowledge, Not Numbers

Opinion

David Crosbie, Thursday, 6th July 2017 -  A successful and transparent charity delivering on its purpose should not be sucked into discussions about whether it should be spending 10 per cent or 15 per cent on its overheads, writes David Crosbie, CEO of Community Council for Australia.

Divide and Conquer

Opinion

David Crosbie, Thursday, 22nd June 2017 -  With environmental charities in the firing line over DGR status the sector must stay strong and not become divided, writes David Crosbie, CEO of the Community Council for Australia (CCA).

Avoiding a Democratic Car Crash

Opinion

David Crosbie, Thursday, 8th June 2017 -  This week has highlighted how important it is for us to be brave in our advocacy and stand up for democracy, writes David Crosbie, CEO of the Community Council for Australia (CCA).

Advocacy, Politics and Mowing the Lawn

Opinion

David Crosbie, Thursday, 25th May 2017 -  Charities in Australia currently enjoy some of the strongest legal protections in the world to engage in advocacy, but we should never take these protections for granted, writes David Crosbie, CEO of the Community Council for Australia (CCA).

Is This a Fair Budget?

Budget Opinion

David Crosbie, Wednesday, 10th May 2017 -  The federal budget of so called “fairness” has in some ways reset the government’s priorities and reflects the influence the charity sector can have through effective advocacy, writes David Crosbie, CEO of Community Council for Australia.
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