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Karen Mahlab AM
Karen Mahlab AM is the Founder and CEO of Pro Bono Australia. In 2015 she was awarded a Member of the Order of Australia for her contribution to the Not for Profit sector and philanthropic initiatives.
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Driving Change in the Not for Profit Sector

Karen Mahlab AM, Thursday, 22nd August 2013 -  Driving change seems to be the theme of the week – but isn’t it always. Even our cartoonist Simon Kneebone has picked up on it in his offering this week. The first ever televised…

An Exciting For-Good ‘Storm’

Karen Mahlab AM, Thursday, 8th August 2013 -  In the For Good Blog this week Karen Mahlab looks at how Pro Bono Australia’s for-good hemisphere is on the rise. Talk about being in the eye of the storm….At Pro Bono Australia…

Taking the Temperature of the Sector

Karen Mahlab AM, Thursday, 11th July 2013 -  As many of you will know Pro Bono Australia in partnership with the Community Council of Australia has been spearheading a pre Election survey to take the temperature of the community…

A Sweet Spot in the ‘For-Good’ Universe

Karen Mahlab AM, Thursday, 16th May 2013 -  As a hub for social change and connection our role as an intermediary is becoming clearer, more valuable – and more visible. Pro Bono Australia has hit what I believe is a ‘sweet…

Philanthropy Australia: a Needed Governance Reshape

Karen Mahlab AM, Thursday, 4th April 2013 -  For the first time in a long time, the Philanthropy Australia Annual General meeting will see some competitive voting for the places on its board next week. As many people in the sector…

From Social to Civic?

Karen Mahlab AM, Thursday, 31st January 2013 -  I spent Wednesday morning at The Conversation's offices listening and talking with Bear Kittay, a 27-year-old US “thought evangelist” with Burning Man. For those…

Top Trends for the Social Sector 2013

Karen Mahlab AM, Thursday, 24th January 2013 -  1. The convergence of “for profit” and “for good” The shape of what some have called internationally the “social economy” continues to emerge…

Farewell 2012, Hello 2013

Karen Mahlab AM, Thursday, 13th December 2012 -  Of all the sectors in Australia this Not for Profit sector is the one I’m most proud to be going into in 2013. It’s the most dynamic and optimistic – and many very good…

The US Social Venture Experience

Karen Mahlab AM, Thursday, 29th November 2012 -  Some people may take pleasure in casually bagging the USA, but at their best they are just amazing at what they do – as I found out at a New York social venture conference in recent…

Corporate Community Impact Launches

Karen Mahlab AM, Thursday, 1st November 2012 -  Delivering a new resource online is always exhilarating but this week has been a real high for the team in here at Pro Bono Australia as we launched our Corporate Community Impact email.…

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