Civil Voices

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


US Thought Leaders Predict Philanthropy Trends for 2018

Wendy Williams, Thursday, 8th February 2018 -  2018 is set to be the year of giving more by giving together and will see the rise of the most significant generation of philanthropists in history, according to US experts who have identified 11 trends in philanthropy.

Australians Losing Trust in Charities

Wendy Williams, Wednesday, 7th February 2018 -  Australians are losing trust in charities, and turning to CEOs and corporate leaders to tackle social issues, according to the latest Edelman Trust Barometer.

Exploring The Quiet Revolution of Mission Driven Millennials

Wendy Williams, Wednesday, 7th February 2018 -  A global generation of youthful social entrepreneurs is on the march, according to the author behind a new book exploring how social enterprise is driving mass political and social change.

At The Vanguard of Social Enterprise


Wendy Williams, Wednesday, 7th February 2018 -  In the first 12 months of business Vanguard Laundry Services has gone from strength to strength, writes Wendy Williams in this month’s Spotlight on Social Enterprise.

Canada Reviewing Impact of Charity Sector

Around the World

Wendy Williams, Tuesday, 6th February 2018 -  The Senate in Canada has appointed a Special Committee on the Charitable Sector to carry out a wide-ranging study of the sector and modernise how charities are governed.

Senate Urged to Reject Welfare Reform Bill

Wendy Williams, Monday, 5th February 2018 -  People across the country have united in a day of action to fight welfare reforms, as the peak body for the community services sector calls for the senate to reject the bill amid claims it will make life “even tougher for people already struggling”.

Global B Corps Unite As a Force For Good

Wendy Williams, Friday, 2nd February 2018 -  B Corps across the world are working together in a bid to collectively raise the profile of the certification and the global movement of business as a force for good.

Charities Unclear and Concerned Over Foreign Donations Bill

Wendy Williams, Thursday, 1st February 2018 -  The majority of Australian charities are unclear on how they stand to be affected by the government's proposed Electoral Funding and Disclosure Reform Bill 2017, according to a new survey.

New Defence Export Strategy Slammed by Australia’s Aid Organisations

Wendy Williams, Monday, 29th January 2018 -  The world does not need Australian weapons “adding fuel to the fire” according to CEOs of Australia’s leading humanitarian agencies, who have slammed the federal government’s new defence export strategy.   

Charities Urged to Be in the Running for 2018 Telstra Business Awards

Wendy Williams, Monday, 29th January 2018 -  Charities are being encouraged to put their hat in the ring and nominate themselves and others for the 2018 Telstra Business Awards.

Philanthropists and NFP Leaders Take Top Honours

Wendy Williams, Friday, 26th January 2018 -  Philanthropists and not-for-profit leaders from all areas of the social sector have been recognised in the Australia Day 2018 Honours List.

Have Your Say: Will You Be Impacted By The Proposed Foreign Donations Bill?

Wendy Williams, Thursday, 25th January 2018 -  A new short survey has been launched to better understand how charities feel they could be affected by the proposed foreign donations bill.  
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