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Charity Helping Women Dress for Success Receives Helping Hand

Luke Michael, Friday, 17th August 2018 -  A Brisbane charity providing smart and professional clothing to women for job interviews has won a $10,000 grant.

Social Impact Investment to Break the Cycle of Homelessness

Maggie Coggan, Friday, 17th August 2018 -  A prominent Australian charity is hoping to “break the cycle of homelessness” for 180 people in a critical state of homelessness over the next five years, through Victoria’s first Social Impact Investment (SII).

Opinion

10 Signs Your Culture May Be Struggling

Fran Connelley, Thursday, 16th August 2018 -  The impacts of an increasingly casualised disability workforce on the culture of an organisation can be considerable, writes not-for-profit marketing specialist Fran Connelley, who offers 10 signs of a culture that may be struggling.

Redesigning the Role of Disability Support Practitioners

Luke Michael, Thursday, 16th August 2018 -  It is hoped a collaborative project between leading disability providers will redesign the role of disability support practitioners, helping to increase choice and control for clients and improve the effectiveness and job satisfaction of workers.

New NDIS Quarterly Report Revives Call to Lift NDIA Staff Cap

Luke Michael, Thursday, 16th August 2018 -  Almost 200,000 Australians are now accessing National Disability Insurance Scheme, new figures show, but continued challenges with the speed of roll-out and the resolution of appeals is reviving calls to remove the arbitrary cap on disability agency

Opinion

NFPs Need the Basic Building Blocks to Survive in the Digital Age

Caitriona Fay, Wednesday, 15th August 2018 -  Modernising the digital infrastructure supporting not for profits are the basic building blocks needed for this sector to thrive and deliver social purpose in the digital age, writes Caitriona Fay, Perpetual’s national manager of philanthropy and n

Emergency Drought Aid a Welcome Relief, But Long Term Focus Needed

Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 15th August 2018 -  The social sector should unite to provide long term support for drought-affected farmers and their communities once the issue “leaves the headlines”, a rural sector advocate believes.

NFP Winners of 2018 Social Investment Grants Revealed

Luke Michael, Tuesday, 14th August 2018 -  Eight innovative not-for-profit projects across Australia have won a share of $300,000, after being announced as recipients of Community Sector Banking’s 2018 Social Investment Grants.

New Overseas Standards to Protect Australian Charities From Criminal Misuse

Luke Michael, Tuesday, 14th August 2018 -  Australian charities working overseas will face new conduct standards aimed at preventing organisations from “being misused by a criminal organisation”.

Analysis

Disabled Teens Suffering the Mental Health Effects of Bullying

Contributor, Tuesday, 14th August 2018 -  It is a sad reflection on our current school system that children and adolescents with a disability experience such poor treatment from their peers, writes Tania King and Anne Kavanagh from the University of Melbourne, in this article which first app
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