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My first 100 days

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Lea Corbett, Monday, 17th February 2020 -  In the first of six interviews with current CEOs, Lea Corbett and Amanda Cornwall from Map consulting group speak with YMCA Victoria CEO Carolyn Morris about the experiences and challenges of leading an NFP.  

Predictions for 2020: Social enterprise

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Jay Boolkin, Thursday, 13th February 2020 -  2020 is bound to be a cracker year for social enterprise with hints of a funding shakeup, skyrocketing social procurement, and oodles of opportunities on the horizon, write Jay Boolkin and Anne Lennon, co-founders at Social Change Central.

Tainted Money and Tainted Donors: A Growing Crisis?

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Michael Moody, Wednesday, 12th February 2020 -  New examples of the “tainted donor” or “tainted money” problem seem to keep popping up, and some even argue that the “cleanliness” of any money gained through capitalist practices should be considered suspect. Yet, all of this puts the not for profits who depend to varying degrees on private donations in an ethically complicated spot, write Michael Moody and Michael Pratt.

Increasing critiques of (big) philanthropy

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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

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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

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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?

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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

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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.

Innovative uses of philanthropic funds to tackle complex social problems

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Libby Ward-Christie, Monday, 19th August 2019 -  A recent case study by the Centre for Social Impact highlights the power and potential of innovative solutions to address long-term homelessness. Moreover, it highlights the potential of innovative approaches to funding such initiatives that arise when the community sector, the financial sector, governments and philanthropy, work together. Here, Libby Ward-Christie and Dr Michael Moran share their

Exploring the edges of possibility

Opinion

Gabrielle Martinovich, Wednesday, 17th July 2019 -  Janet Sernack and Gabrielle Martinovich from ImagineNation, identify key trends not for profits can take advantage of to embrace innovation, in the latest in their series about rejuvenating to survive and thrive for social benefit.

The (almost) united states of social enterprise

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Jay Boolkin, Tuesday, 9th July 2019 -  Laura Reed and Jay Boolkin offer a state-by-state helicopter view of what’s happening in the social enterprise space.

Why innovation is important to social enterprises

Opinion

Gabrielle Martinovich, Monday, 17th June 2019 -  There is an opportunity for social enterprises to play a more proactive role in creating innovative solutions to some of the world’s most wicked problems, write Janet Sernack and Gabrielle Martinovich from ImagineNation, as part of a four-part series about rejuvenating to survive and thrive for social benefit.
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