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Simulation of Welfare System Reveals Raising Newstart Would Reduce Poverty Gap

Maggie Coggan, Thursday, 13th December 2018 -  Raising Newstart by around $300 per fortnight and the Age Pension by $11, while other welfare payments are cut, would reduce the poverty gap by 11 per cent, according to new analysis.

Opinion

Are You Perpetuating Your Irrelevance?

David Crosbie, Thursday, 22nd November 2018 -  With several major retailers going under in the last few years, charities should be learning a thing or two about how they do business, writes Community Council for Australia CEO David Crosbie.

Tackling Entrenched Disadvantage With Impact Investing

Luke Michael, Tuesday, 13th November 2018 -  Australia’s growing impact investment market can help deliver better results in areas such as disability services and homelessness, but proactive leadership is needed for the industry to reach its potential, according to a new blueprint for collect

Google Awards Millions to Groups Harnessing Technology For Change

Maggie Coggan, Friday, 2nd November 2018 -  Australia’s top not for profits and social enterprises are celebrating after winning millions of dollars in prize money for their use of technology to make a social difference.

Opinion

Why a Fresh Approach to Safeguarding is Needed

Contributor, Tuesday, 23rd October 2018 -  In wake of the national apology to survivors of sexual abuse, it’s time to take an innovative and fresh approach to ensuring the safety of vulnerable people, writes Peter Baynard-Smith.

Opinion

Are Board Portals for NFPs a New Necessity?

Contributor, Thursday, 18th October 2018 -  There is a common misconception that board portals for not for profits are unnecessary, but they can actually work as a tool to help NFPs operate more efficiently and effectively, writes Convene sales and marketing executive Marjorie Nepomuceno.

Refurbished Computers a ‘Beacon of Hope’ for Young Karen Refugees

Contributor, Tuesday, 25th September 2018 -  Australian Karen Foundation co-founder Andrew Flint recounts how discounted Aussie computers and donated software have become the dream makers at the heart of an amazing story in an interview with Connecting Up.

VR Helping People with Intellectual Disability Get Behind the Wheel

Maggie Coggan, Friday, 14th September 2018 -  A disability support service is using the latest in virtual reality technology to teach people with intellectual disability the skills to drive a car.  

Lack of Blockchain Understanding Holding Charities Back

Maggie Coggan, Monday, 3rd September 2018 -  The potential of blockchain has many Australian charities excited, but a not-for-profit leader says a lack of understanding about how to best use the technology is holding charities back.

Around the World

Barcode Donations for Rough Sleepers to Combat Cashless Society

Maggie Coggan, Monday, 27th August 2018 -  A new UK social innovation project has created wearable barcodes for rough sleepers, in a drive to increase cashless donations.
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