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Wendy Williams is a journalist specialising in the Not for Profit sector.

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Pro Bono Australia Founding Editor Retires

Wendy Williams, Thursday, 14th December 2017 -  The founding editor of Pro Bono Australia’s independent news service, Lina Caneva will retire from the top job at the end of 2017 after 18 years working side-by-side with the social enterprise founder Karen Mahlab AM.

Face to Face Fundraising Ramps Up Disclosure

Wendy Williams, Thursday, 14th December 2017 -  The self-regulatory body for face-to-face fundraising in Australia has taken “decisive action” to strengthen and upgrade its transparency and disclosure requirements in a bid to ensure the “vital source” of charity donors has a sustainable future.

Podcast: Where Not for Profits Fear to Tread

Wendy Williams, Tuesday, 12th December 2017 -  A new report commissioned by Pro Bono Australia in partnership with the Human Rights Law Centre, has found that not for profits are on a path of quiet advocacy.

Advocacy Under Threat as NFPs Engage in Self-Silencing

Wendy Williams, Tuesday, 12th December 2017 -  Australian charities are self-silencing for fear of risking their financial security or attracting political retribution, according to a new report.

One to Watch: Jessie Hughes

Wendy Williams, Tuesday, 12th December 2017 -  Jessie Hughes is the creative director of SignVR, an interactive virtual reality platform for learning sign language. She is One to Watch.

GetUp Vows To Fights Attacks on Independence

Wendy Williams, Friday, 8th December 2017 -  Lobby group GetUp has said it will “vigorously fight off any attacks on its independence” in the wake of the federal government’s foreign donations bill.

Australians ‘Too Self-Conscious’ to Talk to People With Communication Difficulty

Wendy Williams, Thursday, 7th December 2017 -  A lack of disability awareness is causing Australians to feel too self-conscious and anxious to talk to people that use alternate methods of communication leaving those with communication difficulty feeling frustrated and lonely, according to new research.

Who is Gary Johns?

Wendy Williams, Thursday, 7th December 2017 -  On Thursday it was announced that Dr Gary Johns would be the new commissioner of the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC) for a five-year period.

Govt Urged to Reconsider Royal Commission for People with Disability

Wendy Williams, Wednesday, 6th December 2017 -  A motion calling on the government to “reconsider” and commit to a royal commission into the violence, abuse and neglect of people with disability in institutional and residential settings has received the support of the Senate, leaving people with a disability hopeful the issue will be revisited.

Sector Welcomes ‘Sensible’ DGR Reforms

Wendy Williams, Wednesday, 6th December 2017 -  The social sector has welcomed the government’s proposed Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) reforms including a move away from plans to limit environmental advocacy.

Putting the Shoe On the Other Foot

Spotlight

Wendy Williams, Wednesday, 6th December 2017 -  While at first glance a flip-flop may not seem the most useful footwear for Australia’s homeless population, the new Soul to Sole initiative is providing unexpected support for those in need, writes Wendy Williams in this month’s Spotlight on Social Enterprise.

The Growth of the Hybrid Economy

Wendy Williams, Wednesday, 6th December 2017 -  Experimentation with public service mutuals is in order and can deliver better human services, according to international expert Professor Sir Julian Le Grand who has been speaking in Australia about the growth of the hybrid economy.
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