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The five biggest mistakes when undertaking advocacy

Neil Pharaoh, Monday, 19th October 2020 -  Take a few moments to check the most common mistakes social purpose organisations make when it comes to advocacy, campaigning and engagement with government – are you doing any of them, asks Neil Pharaoh.

Opinion

Engagement and advocacy – ensuring our future

David Crosbie, Thursday, 15th October 2020 -  If we are to build back better, charities will need to play a much more prominent role in policy making for the communities they serve, writes David Crosbie. 

Opinion

The missing COVID modelling: How for-purpose can help fill the void

Neil Pharaoh, Monday, 5th October 2020 -  The social sector is uniquely positioned to take a medium to long term view on issues, writes Neil Pharaoh, who says the sector needs to start raising discussions ahead of the curve.

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Election mania: What should I do during caretaker?

Neil Pharaoh, Monday, 21st September 2020 -  Neil Pharaoh explains what caretaker means for social purpose organisations and what opportunities exist during this time.

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Will 2021 be the year of business astroturfing?

Neil Pharaoh, Monday, 7th September 2020 -  Neil Pharaoh looks at why the social purpose sector needs to be aware of astroturfing and shares advice on how to spot it and how best to manage it.

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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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