Guide to Giving
MEDIA, JOBS & RESOURCES FOR THE COMMON GOOD
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Luke Michael is a journalist at Pro Bono News covering the social sector.

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Volunteering Tasmania Forced to Close Launceston Office

Luke Michael, Thursday, 21st September 2017 -  Volunteering Tasmania have said there is no need to be concerned about the future of the organisation, despite having to close its second office in the space of just 15 months.

AICD Announces NFP Scholarships Across Australia

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 20th September 2017 -  Directors and governance leaders across Australia have received scholarships to enhance their leadership skills, and support the long-term governance of the not-for-profit sector.

Indigenous Australians Face Lack of Access to Cataract Surgery

Luke Michael, Tuesday, 19th September 2017 -  Indigenous Australians face a 30 per cent lower cataract surgery coverage rate than non-Indigenous Australians, according to findings from a recent national eye health survey.

Australia Launches its First Live Impact Investing Database

Luke Michael, Monday, 18th September 2017 -  Investors looking to support businesses making a social impact have been bolstered by the launch of a live impact investing database, which looks to connect investors and investees in this growing market.

Australian Organisations Score in the Top 10 Per Cent of B Corps Globally

Luke Michael, Monday, 18th September 2017 -  Australian organisations have been scored in the top 10 per cent of B Corps globally, in B Lab’s annual Best for the World List.

Taking Naps and Eating Food During Shift Work Could Reduce Alertness, Says Research

Luke Michael, Monday, 18th September 2017 -  Health care and social assistance workers have been warned that eating a meal and taking a power nap during shift work could be dangerous, as research shows this may reduce alertness.

Levi Strauss Foundation Head Says SSM Survey a “Mission Moment” for Philanthropy

Luke Michael, Friday, 15th September 2017 -  The visiting executive director of the Levi Strauss Foundation, Daniel Lee, has said the upcoming postal survey on same-sex marriage is a “momentous occasion” for the philanthropic sector to advocate for the rights of LGBT citizens.

Australia Council Grants Allows Diverse Range of Artists to Prosper

Luke Michael, Thursday, 14th September 2017 -  A diverse range of Australian artists have received a boost to their careers, after the Australia Council for the Arts announced $6.1 million in grants for arts projects.

Australian Companies Recognised for Changing the World

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 13th September 2017 -  Two Australian companies have been recognised for making a positive social impact, after being named in Fortune Magazine’s Change the World List.

Moves to Stop Volunteering at Overseas Orphanages

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 13th September 2017 -  The push to stop Australians supporting and volunteering at overseas orphanages is gathering momentum, after a major volunteer travel company agreed to end its association with orphanages.

Majority of NFPs Are Not Believed to be Well-Run, According to New Survey

Luke Michael, Tuesday, 12th September 2017 -  A survey of the not-for-profit sector has found that less than one-third of respondents believed most NFPs are well-run, while only 14 per cent believed NFPs are adequately investing in internal capacity building.

Australians Urged to Give a Gift to Charities in Their Will

Luke Michael, Friday, 8th September 2017 -  A coalition of almost 100 charities will be teaming up next week, to encourage more Australians to leave a gift in their will.
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