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Why NFPs need to look beyond successful pilot programs

Luke Michael, Monday, 10th February 2020 -  Many successful pilots funded by philanthropy or government never reach scale and have no impact on policy

Opinion

Two good, two bad, one leader – 2019 in reflection

David Crosbie, Thursday, 19th December 2019 -  In wrapping up the year, Community Council for Australia CEO David Crosbie, highlights two good trends, two bad trends and talks about one outstanding leader.

Opinion

Collective impact – When theory becomes practice

Andrew Curtis, Thursday, 12th December 2019 -  Dr Andrew Curtis from The Dragonfly Collective sums up how collective impact works in practice – in this case in Canada.

Alliance forms to fight for inclusive Australia

Maggie Coggan, Monday, 2nd December 2019 -  A new charity has opened its doors to fight increasing rates of discrimination  

Philanthropists urged to look at the bigger picture

Maggie Coggan, Thursday, 7th November 2019 -  Experts say funding systems change could be the big shift the philanthropic sector needs

Opinion

What can collective impact offer? Part two: ways to make it work

Tara Anderson, Thursday, 5th September 2019 -  While collective impact may seem like a “codification of common sense” (to quote West London Zone’s CEO), in practice there are many complexities to navigate. In the second of a two-part series, Tara Anderson explores what makes it work and wha

Opinion

What can collective impact offer? Part one: the challenge

Tara Anderson, Monday, 2nd September 2019 -  The most entrenched social challenges of our times will only be solved when people and organisations work together – across sectors, across borders and across cultures (local and global). But while people and organisations have been collaborating f

SDG Index a ‘wake-up call’ for Australia

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 26th June 2019 -  Australia is lagging well behind other OECD nations when it comes to sustainable development, according to new research that has prompted calls for all sectors to take stronger environmental action.                                 

Opinion

Designing ‘moments’ to progress complex problems – A look at nuclear weapons

Elise Harper, Tuesday, 18th June 2019 -  Like many modern social problems the threat of a nuclear weapons attack has no single cause and is constantly changing. Elise Harper explains why looking at the problem through the lens of complex adaptive systems, could hold the key to mobilising pe

New Social Movement Incubator Looks to Support Advocacy in Australia

Luke Michael, Thursday, 22nd February 2018 -  A new accelerator for social change movements will look to support a new generation of advocacy organisations engaging Australians in “positive action”.
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