What You Need to Know About Finding the Right IT Partner

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 23rd February 2017 -  There’s no escaping the fact that we are now living in a fully-connected world but it is important to remember that digital transformation doesn’t have to be overwhelming. Help is at hand.

How to Nail a Rebrand from the Get-Go

Staff Reporter, Wednesday, 22nd February 2017 -  Rebranding an organisation is a mammoth but worthwhile task, writes marketing and community engagement expert Marissa Brown.

Can Social Business Lead Real Change in the Social Sector?

Staff Reporter, Monday, 20th February 2017 -  Nobel Peace Prize Recipient Professor Muhammad Yunus will be visiting Australia this April for the Australasian Social Business Forum. Credited as the father of microfinance, Professor Yunus is here to encourage young innovators to meet the challenges of poverty in Australia in new ways.

Does your organisation support the wellbeing of Australian youth?

Staff Reporter, Monday, 20th February 2017 -  Since 1917 Commonwealth Bank staff have been supporting young people to thrive through their workplace giving program the Staff Community Fund. In their 100th year, they are awarding $2 million in grants of up to $10,000 each year for three years to deductible gift recipient (DGR) registered youth-focused organisations across Australia.

Sector Trends: Stories From the Frontline

Staff Reporter, Wednesday, 15th February 2017 -  Dramatic shifts in the social sector landscape are challenging not for profits to explore new ways of driving change. Against this backdrop, Social Ventures Australia and Pro Bono News are gathering leaders from across the sector to reflect on current trends and discuss how organisations are working to mitigate or benefit from their effects.

Do You Know a Scam When You See One?

Staff Reporter, Wednesday, 15th February 2017 -  What are the most common scams to watch out for and what are the golden rules to protect yourself? The Ark Group is holding a forum on 28 and 29 March in Melbourne called Community Engagement Australia 2017: Creating the Social Treehouse, to answer those questions.

It’s Time For Not For Profits to Get Creative About Finances

Staff Reporter, Monday, 13th February 2017 -  There are no doubts that the not-for-profit sector in Australia is struggling. Funding is becoming harder to obtain and competition is increasing, writes Mimmie Wilhelmson from Akolade. Attend Akolade’s 2nd Annual Not-for-Profit Income Generation Forum on 7 and 8 March to hear this and other issues being addressed by sector leaders.

What Is a For-Purpose Brand Identity?

Staff Reporter, Monday, 13th February 2017 -  Michael McGann from skydesign discusses for-purpose brand identity. Contact Michael to find out how skydesign can help you to realise and communicate your brand’s identity.

The Policy Problem: The NDIS and Implications for Access to Education


Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 7th February 2017 -  Despite the policy priority across OECD countries of increasing lifelong learning opportunities, fragmented NDIS policy in Australia prevents people with disability from achieving this ideal, write academics Ben Whitburn, Julianne Moss and Jo O’Mara from Deakin University.

Attend TaxEd’s training sessions to stay up to date with changes to FBT

Staff Reporter, Monday, 6th February 2017 -  TaxEd is running training sessions that help organisations to understand new regulations made to the fringe benefit tax (FBT) system.

Work Hour Limits Need to Change for Better Mental Health and Gender Equality


Staff Reporter, Friday, 3rd February 2017 -  The average weekly working hours hide an important gender difference, write Huong Dinh, Jennifer Welsh and Lyndall Strazdins from Australian National University, in this article first published in The Conversation.

Conference Looks to Improving Outcomes in Out of Home Care

Staff Reporter, Wednesday, 1st February 2017 -  The call for national reform to extend out-of-home care for young people beyond 18 is gaining momentum, according to Paul McDonald, the chair of NFP organisation Home Stretch, who will be a guest speaker at the the Improving Outcomes in Out of Home Care conference in Sydney in May.
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