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How to handle the crossbenchers

Neil Pharaoh, Monday, 10th August 2020 -  Between the two major parties, managing your government engagement is already a large enough job. However, engaging with the crossbench is a next level, high wire act, writes Neil Pharaoh.

Opinion

Data drives change

David Crosbie, Thursday, 23rd July 2020 -  If Australia's charities are to be given further special consideration by government, business, donors and communities, we need to build a case for increased support based on good data, writes David Crosbie.

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What is the risk to my DGR or charitable status from advocacy work?

Neil Pharaoh, Wednesday, 15th July 2020 -  There is no barrier to charities participating in political activity where it is consistent with their charitable purpose, writes Neil Pharaoh, who argues advocacy can be a very successful strategy. 

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The role of management in government engagement

Neil Pharaoh, Wednesday, 1st July 2020 -  Neil Pharaoh shares five key issues management need to consider when actively seeking government funding. 

‘Extraordinary times call for extraordinary government engagement’

Angus Crowther, Thursday, 18th June 2020 -  The for-purpose sector must do better, writes Angus Crowther from Spark Strategy.

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What role does the board play in government relations?

Neil Pharaoh, Wednesday, 17th June 2020 -  The board should be monitoring the function, insight and leadership of government engagement through four lenses, writes Neil Pharaoh.

‘Coming together is more important than ever’

Contributor, Thursday, 11th June 2020 -  The Pro Bono Australia community is invited to join Virtual Progress 2020, an urgent crisis response online conference on June 23-24 hosted by Australian Progress. 

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Why our brains don’t register social issues like climate change – and how neuroscience campaigning could change that

Neil Pharaoh, Wednesday, 6th May 2020 -  Smart advocacy organisations are learning to understand framing and this is having a huge impact on political issues and government advocacy in Australia, writes Neil Pharaoh.

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Have you checked if your social purpose organisation is on this list?

Neil Pharaoh, Wednesday, 22nd April 2020 -  Many NFP and social purpose organisations unwittingly find themselves on lobbyist registers. It is critical you check to see whether you are also in this situation, writes Neil Pharaoh.

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The new political power emerging in the COVID storm

Neil Pharaoh, Wednesday, 8th April 2020 -  Is your social purpose organisation part of the Old Guard or the New Guard? Depending on which side of the line you sit, you could stand to win or lose in a post-COVID lobbying era, writes Neil Pharaoh.
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