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Wendy Williams is a journalist specialising in the not-for-profit sector and broader social economy. She has been the editor of Pro Bono News since 2018.

Articles:

Why keeping children safe is a shared responsibility

Changemaker

Wendy Williams, Monday, 7th September 2020 -  Through her work at the National Association for Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect, Lesley Taylor is on a mission to create a child safe world. She is this week’s Changemaker. 

Pandemic makes digital upskilling a priority for NFPs

Wendy Williams, Wednesday, 2nd September 2020 -  Seventy-seven per cent of NFP CEOs say COVID-19 has made digital upskilling a higher priority

The world’s first coin with a call to action

Wendy Williams, Wednesday, 2nd September 2020 -  “If every Australian donated a Donation Dollar just once a month, it has the potential to raise an additional $300 million annually”

Innovative social enterprise hub is on the right track

Wendy Williams, Tuesday, 1st September 2020 -  The initiative has the potential to generate $4.6 million in social value in its first year

Singing to the same tune: Government backs Tune Review recommendations

Wendy Williams, Friday, 28th August 2020 -  NDIS Minister Stuart Robert announces “the most substantial package of reforms to the NDIS since its establishment”

‘We’re experiencing a growing mental health crisis. We need more innovative solutions.’

Wendy Williams, Monday, 24th August 2020 -  Campaigners believe using psychedelic medicines – including magic mushrooms and MDMA – to treat mental illnesses could be life changing.

‘Flexibility and certainty’ – what the charity sector needs from government

Wendy Williams, Thursday, 16th July 2020 -  Fifteen per cent of charities and not for profits said they must retrench staff when JobKeeper ends 

Look how far we’ve come: Impact investing

Wendy Williams, Thursday, 2nd July 2020 -  “Given the opportunity, people from all walks will step forward to do things that put impact at the heart of performance.”

Impact investing over 20 years: A timeline

Wendy Williams, Thursday, 2nd July 2020 -  Over the past two decades Australia’s impact investing sector has gone from a state of uncoordinated innovation to one of marketplace building. We revisit the Pro Bono News archives to reflect on some of the key moments that have got us here.

Look how far we’ve come: Philanthropy

Wendy Williams, Thursday, 4th June 2020 -  “[We] are now starting to really celebrate and acknowledge the importance of private philanthropy. It is a democratic asset... It’s been a game changer.”

Australian philanthropy over 20 years: A timeline

Wendy Williams, Thursday, 4th June 2020 -  A lot can happen in two decades. Here we look back through 20 years of Pro Bono News’ philanthropy coverage and share some of the sector’s key moments.

Look how far we’ve come

Wendy Williams, Thursday, 21st May 2020 -  It can be hard to spot moments of progress in the day to day. But change stands out over decades. As Pro Bono News celebrates its 20th birthday, we launch a series looking at how far the social sector has come since 2000.
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