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Neil Pharaoh has spent most of his voluntary and professional life in and around social purpose organisations, government, public policy and advocacy.

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What does a 2022 government engagement calendar look like?

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Neil Pharaoh, Monday, 11th October 2021 -  A great event can make a big difference to political stakeholders, writes Neil Pharaoh, who shares some things to remember when thinking about your engagement calendar for next year.

The time to do your 100 day plan is now

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Neil Pharaoh, Tuesday, 28th September 2021 -  With a federal election likely in either December 2021 or March next year, it is time to get your own 100 day plan in order, writes Neil Pharaoh.

Australia’s COVID response could be undermining democracy. Why is civil society staying silent?

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Neil Pharaoh, Monday, 13th September 2021 -  The social sector needs to find the will to drive politicians to deliver funding and policy decisions that will lead us to build back better, write Neil Pharaoh and Angus Crowther.

Is the social purpose sector in Australia too self-righteous?

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Neil Pharaoh, Monday, 30th August 2021 -  Neil Pharaoh thinks it could be. He suggests it’s time for those in the sector to assess their policy positions on a number of issues and stop sweating the small stuff.

What makes people care?

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Neil Pharaoh, Tuesday, 17th August 2021 -  Those involved in advocacy and campaigning need to use the science of what makes people care as a foundation for their strategy, writes Neil Pharaoh, who looks at the five principles that help organisations connect their work to what people care about.

No, the minister is not your only target stakeholder…

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Neil Pharaoh, Monday, 2nd August 2021 -  This fortnight, Neil Pharaoh dives into what he thinks is the most common sentence he has said when working with clients: “the minister is not your only stakeholder”. 

How do I get $8.1 million falling from the sky…?

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Neil Pharaoh, Tuesday, 20th July 2021 -  Neil Pharaoh goes behind the headline to look at how Scott Morrison’s favourite charity got an $8 million boost –  and shares some advice on how your organisation can do the same. 

What you should leave behind in your next political meeting

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Neil Pharaoh, Monday, 5th July 2021 -  Which documents are you taking with you to your next big political meeting and which are you leaving behind? Neil Pharaoh shares some insights.

Your biggest asset in a meeting may not be who you think

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Neil Pharaoh, Tuesday, 22nd June 2021 -  Putting your best foot forward in a government or political meeting may be more complicated than you think. Neil Pharaoh takes a look at who is best to bring along, and perhaps who to exclude from meetings with political stakeholders and government.  

Help! I have been asked to do a government tender…

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Neil Pharaoh, Monday, 7th June 2021 -  A government tender hits your desk, what do you do next? How do you best leverage relationships and engagements to help position for a competitive tender? Neil Pharaoh shares some advice.

A media release is NOT a budget response…

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Neil Pharaoh, Monday, 24th May 2021 -  Neil Pharaoh makes the case for not for profits to call it quits with their post-budget media releases. 

Why is government ‘consultation’ so bad in Australia and what can we do about it?

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Neil Pharaoh, Monday, 26th April 2021 -  Neil Pharaoh compares Australia’s two versions of consultation with the system in New Zealand, and shares some advice on how community organisations can amplify their voice.
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