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Lina Caneva has been a journalist for more than 35 years. She was the editor of Pro Bono Australia News from when it was founded in 2000 until 2018.

Articles:

Australians in poverty need a bounce-forward recovery

Opinion

Kate Harrison Brennan, Wednesday, 20th January 2021 -  The economic recovery risks leaving many Australians behind. But it doesn’t have to be this way, write Dr Kate Harrison Brennan and Dr Jeni Whalan, issuing a call to action for the nation’s leaders.

Specialist disability accommodation – Pipeline of supply

Analysis

Di Winkler, Thursday, 14th January 2021 -  People with high or complex disability support needs have traditionally had extremely limited options when it comes to finding somewhere to live. The growing specialist disability accommodation market is beginning to change that, write Dr Di Winkler and Alecia Rathbone.

Emerging disability housing market meeting appetite for impact investment at scale

Hot Topic

Di Winkler, Monday, 14th December 2020 -  Dr Di Winkler and Dr Peter Mulherin explain the Specialist Disability Accommodation market and why disability housing is well placed to leverage the private capital available through impact investment.

Our investments should not drive the problems we ask grantees to solve

Analysis

Ellen Dorsey, Wednesday, 25th November 2020 -  Many foundations have realised that they do not need to sacrifice returns to multiply impact and as a result are deploying their investments as another tool in service of their mission, write Ellen Dorsey and Dan Chu.

Less than one quarter of Australian aid invested in children

Analysis

Mercy Chipo Jumo, Friday, 20th November 2020 -  How does Australia’s child-focused aid stack up against comparable countries? Dane Moores and Mercy Jumo share findings from the NextGen Aid Report Card, which was released to mark World Children's Day. 

The role of data in social change campaigns

Opinion

Natasha Sharma, Monday, 2nd November 2020 -  There can be a lot of anxiety about data these days, but it’s actually really important – it can tell a story and ultimately be harnessed to create inclusion and drive change, write Natasha Sharma and Mark Yin. 

Alternatives to strategic philanthropy are emerging

Opinion

Teri Behrens, Thursday, 20th February 2020 -  Trust-based philanthropy and participatory grantmaking are becoming increasingly well-defined paradigms for shifting the power dynamics in relationships between funders and not-for-profit grantees – dynamics that may have been exacerbated by the strategic philanthropy approach in the first place, write Teri Behrens and Tory Martin.

Increasing critiques of (big) philanthropy

Opinion

Tory Martin, Tuesday, 11th February 2020 -  Recent critiques that philanthropy has gone awry are important and provocative appeals to hold big donors and major institutions accountable in a democratic society. Yet, some critics may run the risk of throwing the baby out with the bathwater, write Tory Martin and Michael Moody.

Lessons learned from US shift to outcomes

Opinion

Dale Renner, Thursday, 24th October 2019 -  The shift to funding for outcomes is on its way, but the next stage needs to focus on lower costs and more collaborative outcomes partnerships between social service organisations and government commissioners, write Dale Renner and Russ Wood from Latitude Network.

UNDP setting the standard for SDG-enabling investment

Analysis

Rosemary Addis, Thursday, 17th October 2019 -  Rosemary Addis and Fabienne Michaux break down the draft SDG Impact Practice Standards and call on Australians to have their say during the consultation period.

Is an ecosystem-based approach the future of funding social enterprise?

Opinion

Jay Boolkin, Thursday, 22nd August 2019 -  It’s often discussed that funding the social enterprise ecosystem is important to help all social enterprises thrive – but what exactly is this ecosystem, and why and how should we fund it, ask Laura Reed and Jay Boolkin, in this article first published on Social Change Central.

Retooling to win in the next decade

Opinion

Janet Sernack, Tuesday, 20th August 2019 -  Organisations will need to continue evolving and embracing new technologies to stay ahead, write Janet Sernack and Gabrielle Martinovich from ImagineNation, in the final part of their series about rejuvenating to survive and thrive for social benefit.
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