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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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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.…

Timing is Everything

Karen Mahlab AM, Thursday, 18th October 2012 -  Just when Prime Minister Julia Gillard makes international headlines on the topic of equality, I find myself in incredible company at the announcement of Australia’s top…

Philanthro – Bubble and Froth

Karen Mahlab AM, Thursday, 6th September 2012 -  There were capacity numbers attending the biennial Philanthropy Australia Conference in Sydney this week. It attests to the blossoming of the networks, numbers and activities…

A Week of Immersion in Business, Social Ventures and Social Media!

Karen Mahlab AM, Wednesday, 22nd August 2012 -  This past week I had the opportunity to attend the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry Business Congress in Melbourne. (Thank you Michelle Haywood at VECCI) It was a fabulous…

Keeping the NFP Message Front and Centre

Karen Mahlab AM, Thursday, 9th August 2012 -  It’s hard to keep many community issues front and centre and in the public eye. It always surprises me at how quickly attention moves from one big issue to the next. Take the National…

Entrepreneurs, Website Building and Tax Deductible Stamps

Karen Mahlab AM, Thursday, 28th June 2012 -  Thanks for all the comments on last weeks Blog. It’s always good to know someone is reading you! This week I attended the School of Social Entrepreneurs Melbourne graduation…

From Philanthropy To Politics

Karen Mahlab AM, Thursday, 21st June 2012 -  This past week has seen an extraordinary array of events and announcements coming out of, and relevant to, the Not for Profit sector. One of the most exciting was a roundtable hosted…

Go WA! and The Tyranny of History

Karen Mahlab AM, Tuesday, 5th June 2012 -  Everywhere you go in Perth you notice two things. The influence of the Alan Bond 80’s in the design of its architecture and the current amount of building going on reflecting

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