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Legal Needs of Asylum Seekers Driving Pro Bono Law Growth

Lina Caneva, Wednesday, 22nd March 2017 -  Lawyers in large law firms in Australia averaged 34.8 hours of pro bono legal work in 2016 — 9.7 per cent more than in 2014, according to a new report by the Australian Pro Bono (Law) Centre.

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Successfully Engaging Volunteers – The St John Ambulance Experience

Rob McManus, Monday, 20th March 2017 -  For volunteer-based organisations, rapidly changing technology means not-for-profit organisations have no choice but to adapt, writes Rob McManus from St John Ambulance in Victoria.

Changemaker

Shifting Mindsets

Wendy Williams, Monday, 20th March 2017 -  Dr Nicky Howe is an author, leadership and management coach, and CEO of Southcare, an award winning not-for-profit organisation in Western Australia offering aged and community care services. She is this week’s Changemaker.

Get Rid of Secrecy Provisions, Charity Regulator Says

Ellie Cooper, Wednesday, 15th March 2017 -  The Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission wants to see secrecy provisions that prevent it from revealing details about charity wrongdoings removed in this year’s review of the ACNC Act.

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Three Elements of Great Not-for-Profit Leadership

Mike Davis, Tuesday, 14th March 2017 -  After speaking to purpose-driven leaders, Mike Davis, founder of Purposeful, has distilled his learnings into three elements of great not-for-profit leadership.

When Charities Need to Break the Law

Ellie Cooper, Wednesday, 8th March 2017 -  Occasionally charities need to break the law in order to meet their moral obligations, but it’s a minefield to manage, charity experts have said.

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What’s in a Name and What’s the Alternative

Phil Butler, Monday, 6th March 2017 -  While the term “not for profit” does not do the sector justice, the alternative terms are not any better, according to Phil Butler from the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Should NFP Directors Be Paid?

Ellie Cooper, Friday, 3rd March 2017 -  The contentious issue of not-for-profit board remuneration caused a heated debate at the Australian Governance Summit on Thursday.

NDIS Ready: Disability Service Organisations Merge

Ellie Cooper, Thursday, 2nd March 2017 -  Two Sydney-based disability service organisations have joined forces to ensure their survival, and success, as the National Disability Insurance Scheme comes into force.

Australian Charities Merge to Help Vulnerable Children

Ellie Cooper, Monday, 27th February 2017 -  Save the Children Australia and Hands on Learning Australia are joining forces to prevent disengaged children from dropping out of school.
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