Guide to Giving
MEDIA, JOBS & RESOURCES FOR THE COMMON GOOD
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Rachel is a journalist specialising in the social sector.

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Indigenous-Driven Organisations Deliver Better Health Outcomes

Rachel McFadden, Wednesday, 9th August 2017 -  The government needs to “let go” and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people “need to be put in the driver's seat” to improve the health and wellbeing of Australia’s First People, a new report has found.

Framework For Social Impact Goes Online

Rachel McFadden, Tuesday, 8th August 2017 -  A new framework designed to help assess and guide the activities and investment decisions of social purpose organisations and funders is now available online.

Social Impact Investments Could Address Housing and Homelessness

Rachel McFadden, Tuesday, 8th August 2017 -  Social Impact Investments (SII) could offer much relief for Australia’s housing crisis, a new report has found.

Charity and University Partner to Improve Indigenous Health Outcomes

Rachel McFadden, Monday, 7th August 2017 -  One of Australia's leading charities and a leading university have teamed up to deliver a unique international model designed to improve health and wellbeing in Aboriginals and Torres Strait Islanders.

Demand For Flexible Work Rises As Employers Try to Rein In Remote Staff

Rachel McFadden, Monday, 7th August 2017 -  Just under half of employees list work flexibility as one of their three top priorities when it comes to career decisions and the demand for flexible working has increased by 21 per cent in Australia, according to a new global report.

From Corporate to Giving Disadvantaged Youth Hope

Changemaker

Rachel McFadden, Friday, 4th August 2017 -  Alison Polyik had it set in the corporate world. But after 20 years of jetsetting around the world and climbing the corporate ladder, something shifted in Polyik’s life and she got back in touch with something she had been hiding for a long time.

Virtual Reality Game Launches to Engage Youth in Disability Sector

Rachel McFadden, Thursday, 3rd August 2017 -  A world first immersive virtual reality work experience game designed to engage young people to work in the disability sector, has launched in Victoria.

Cross Sector Alliance Forms To End Digital Divide

Rachel McFadden, Thursday, 3rd August 2017 -  More than 100 organisations from civil society, business, media and technology have joined forces to reduce the number of Australians being left behind in the digital age.

Practical Tools Not Just Education

Rachel McFadden, Wednesday, 2nd August 2017 -  To ease some of the governance stress on small charities and reduce red tape, practical tools, as well as education, would make all the difference, a Melbourne audience has heard.

More than Just Words

Spotlight

Rachel McFadden, Tuesday, 1st August 2017 -  A Brisbane entrepreneur reveals how “words with heart” is having a positive impact on the environment, improving girls’ education in developing countries and empowering girls to fight for equality, in this week’s Spotlight on Social Enterprise.

Digital Divide Deepens For Low Income, Disabled, Indigenous, and Ageing Australians

Rachel McFadden, Tuesday, 1st August 2017 -  Three million Australians are still not online and are missing out on educational, health, social and financial benefits as a consequence, a new report has found.

Domestic Violence Helpline Given a Funding ‘Lifeline’

Rachel McFadden, Monday, 31st July 2017 -  Queensland’s only domestic violence legal helpline, which answers 13,000 calls for help each year has received a “lifeline” right before it planned to cease operations due to lack of funding.
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