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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.

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‘We have important things to say’: Indigenous child briefs UN and calls on the Australian government to stop locking up kids

Wendy Williams, Monday, 9th September 2019 -  A 12-year-old Arrernte/Garrwa boy from central Australia has travelled to Geneva to address the UN Human Rights Council and urge the Australian government to stop sending 10-year-olds to prison.

‘A dark day for WA’: New gambling laws prompt fears of a pathway to the pokies

Wendy Williams, Monday, 9th September 2019 -  Community organisations in WA have been left bitterly disappointed after the state’s virtual gaming machine ban was relaxed to allow punters to bet on virtual racing machines.

Should you be funny in a job interview?

Wendy Williams, Monday, 9th September 2019 -  A man walks into a job interview and fills his glass of water until it overflows. “Nervous?” asked the interviewer. “No, I always give 110%...”

Meet the taskforce experts leading the way on social impact investing

Wendy Williams, Thursday, 5th September 2019 -  Dr Catherine Brown, Danny Gilbert AM and Sally McCutchan have been appointed to join the Social Impact Investing Taskforce Expert Panel.

$3B economic opportunity whets the appetite for plant-based meats

Wendy Williams, Wednesday, 4th September 2019 -  Australians are already hungry for food with a lighter environmental impact but now research has shown there are compelling economic reasons to put plant-based meat on your plate.

‘Social enterprise is a verb. It is not a noun.’

Wendy Williams, Wednesday, 4th September 2019 -  The aim of social enterprise is to build a social value marketplace, it is not another means of doing corporate social responsibility, says a global social enterprise expert.

His and HERS: Scoring the leaders and laggards on gender diversity

Wendy Williams, Tuesday, 3rd September 2019 -  A new framework has been developed to help investors identify the most gender diverse companies, after it was revealed gender diverse firms tend to outperform their less diverse peers.

Government response to ACNC review ‘coming soon’

Wendy Williams, Tuesday, 3rd September 2019 -  The sector could have to wait until next year for a response to the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission review, says the assistant minister for charities.

Doco of the month: The Common Thread

Wendy Williams, Tuesday, 27th August 2019 -  Everybody has a story to tell when it comes to mental health, and Byron Bay filmmaker Darius Devas is no exception. He talks to Wendy Williams about his struggle with anxiety and how the suicide of his friend led him to make The Common Thread, as part of a series profiling powerful documentaries in partnership with Documentary Australia Foundation.

The five Cs of a successful crowdfunding campaign

Wendy Williams, Tuesday, 27th August 2019 -  In the last few years crowdfunding platforms have raised billions of dollars worldwide, so it’s no surprise that social enterprises, not for profits and changemakers are turning to crowdfunding to raise money for their initiative or cause. But what makes a campaign successful?

Victorian social enterprises get connected

Wendy Williams, Thursday, 22nd August 2019 -  Social enterprises across Victoria are getting connected with the launch of a statewide peer-to-peer network.

Fix fundraising: ‘The horse has well and truly bolted’

Wendy Williams, Wednesday, 7th August 2019 -  The battle to fix fundraising and achieve reforms using the existing state and territory regimes is lost, says the head of Not-for-profit Law at Justice Connect.
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