Guide to Giving
MEDIA, JOBS & RESOURCES FOR THE COMMON GOOD

Lina Caneva has been a journalist for more than 35 years, and Editor of Pro Bono Australia News since it was founded in 2000.

Articles:

Alliance Calls on Government to Lead the Way in Protecting Displaced Children

Lina Caneva, Wednesday, 20th September 2017 -  A coalition of NGOs has called on the Australian government to lead the way in protecting child refugees and migrants when two ground-breaking compacts are discussed at the United Nations General Assembly this week.

Social Media ‘Inspires’ Fundraising Globally – New Research

Lina Caneva, Wednesday, 20th September 2017 -  A new global giving trends report has found while many not for profits might be skeptical that social media is useful for fundraising, 75 per cent of donors, including those in Australia, agree it is a primary news source for staying current on the work of their favourite organisations.

Social Procurement Challenge – Crowdsourcing a Solution

Lina Caneva, Wednesday, 20th September 2017 -  A national competition is using crowdsourcing and philanthropic funds to gather the best ideas from across Australia to solve issues around social procurement and the growth of social enterprise.

Disability Industry Plan Cites Large Scale Growth in WA NDIS Transition

Lina Caneva, Wednesday, 13th September 2017 -  Transitioning to the full National Disability Insurance Scheme has the potential to trigger large-scale economic growth and job creation in Western Australia, despite the state’s future operational status within the national scheme being still unclear, according to a new report.

An Unholy Mess – Lifting the Lid on the Catholic Church and Child Sex Abuse

Lina Caneva, Wednesday, 13th September 2017 -  A ground-breaking research study has analysed the reasons why the abuse of children has plagued the Catholic Church in Australia and worldwide – examining what it describes as the “unholy mess” unfolding over many decades.

QLD’s Latest Social Benefit Bond Targets Reoffending

Lina Caneva, Wednesday, 6th September 2017 -  A new social benefit bond aims to reduce the risk of reoffending for young people in Queensland.

Donors Offered Close Up Experience of International Aid

Lina Caneva, Wednesday, 6th September 2017 -  Australian Red Cross has launched a digital fundraising initiative that it says will allow donors to experience life as an international aid worker.

Australia Drops in World Giving Index

Lina Caneva, Wednesday, 6th September 2017 -  Australia has fallen out of the top five most generous countries for the first time – falling three places to sixth, behind Myanmar, Indonesia, Kenya, New Zealand and the USA, according to the latest global giving index.

Mixed Response as Victoria Moves on Renewable Energy Targets

Lina Caneva, Tuesday, 5th September 2017 -  The Victorian government has become the first Australian state to introduce legislation in a bid to have its renewable energy targets enshrined in law, but the move has received a mixed response.

Private Support for Performing Arts Grows to Record Levels

Lina Caneva, Tuesday, 5th September 2017 -  An annual survey of fundraising by major companies has found private sector support for the performing arts has grown to record levels.

Good Money Microfinance Celebrates Five Years of Three-Way Partnership

Lina Caneva, Tuesday, 5th September 2017 -  Not for profit Good Shepherd Microfinance says the fifth anniversary of its low or no-interest Good Money shops, now operating in three states, has proved the worth of the three-way partnership between business, community and government.

Rapid Housing Project Proves A Success for Vulnerable Rough Sleepers

Lina Caneva, Monday, 4th September 2017 -  Rapid housing and support using a collective impact model was the key to addressing the complex needs of vulnerable rough sleepers, according to a new study.
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