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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.


LGBTI Pride in the Uniting Workforce


Wendy Williams, Monday, 30th May 2016 -  Christian-based welfare provider Uniting has been named as the best Not for Profit employer of LGBTI people in Australia.

New Law Cuts Red Tape for SA Charities


Wendy Williams, Friday, 27th May 2016 -  South Australian charities have seen a significant “win” with the passing of a new law that will slash red tape.

Philanthropist Sets the Stage for Budding Theatre Stars with $1M Donation


Wendy Williams, Friday, 27th May 2016 -  Melbourne philanthropist Dr Jeanne Pratt AC has donated $1 million to Monash University’s Centre for Theatre and Performance, to help budding stars prepare for a career on the stage.

Telstra Health Wins Multi-Million-Dollar Contract Over NFPs


Wendy Williams, Thursday, 26th May 2016 -  Telecommunications giant Telstra has been chosen over Not for Profits to be awarded a multi-million-dollar contract to manage a new National Cancer Screening Register (NCSR) in a move some members of the public have called “privatisation by stealth”.

Connecting the Social Sector with Pro Bono Legal Advice


Wendy Williams, Thursday, 26th May 2016 -  Following a successful first year the NSW Office of Social Impact Investment Expert Advice Exchange (EAX) has extended its new round of applications for 2016.

Fear of Period Dramas


Wendy Williams, Wednesday, 25th May 2016 -  International development organisation WaterAid has produced a light-hearted short film using clips from popular “period” dramas to highlight the most awkward #perioddramas and raise awareness of issues faced by more than one billion women around the world who do not have access to a toilet.

Thousands Show Support for Shower Bus After Parking Fine “Attack”


Wendy Williams, Tuesday, 24th May 2016 -  Thousands of people have offered their support for the Not for Profit behind the world’s first mobile shower service for the homeless, after the bus was given a parking fine.

Costello Slams Detaining Asylum Seekers as Torture

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Wendy Williams, Tuesday, 24th May 2016 -  World Vision Australia’s CEO, Tim Costello, has condemned the detaining of asylum seekers on Manus Island and Nauru as “psychological torture,” sparking mixed reactions from Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and opposition leader Bill Shorten.

Melbourne Uni Opens Women Only Jobs


Wendy Williams, Monday, 23rd May 2016 -  The University of Melbourne is asking for women only to apply for maths and statistics jobs in a bid to beat the male-dominated culture.

Kids Just Wanna Have Fun


Wendy Williams, Monday, 23rd May 2016 -  Dean Cohen is a young social entrepreneur who founded Flying Fox; an enterprise dedicated to providing fun and inclusive opportunities for people living with a disability. Cohen is this week’s changemaker.

Searching for Young Social Pioneers


Wendy Williams, Monday, 23rd May 2016 -  The Foundation for Young Australians (FYA) has put out a call for the nation’s emerging social innovators, entrepreneurs, intrapreneurs and changemakers to help build their leadership skills.

NFPs Concerned Over Democracy


Wendy Williams, Friday, 20th May 2016 -  More than 30 Not for Profits, community leaders, unions and commentators in civil society have united to speak out about the media treatment of Duncan Storrar and what this says about the current state of our democracy.
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