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Holding governments to account

David Crosbie, Thursday, 25th March 2021 -  Faced with an avoidance approach from many areas of government, it is up to charities to not only call this behaviour out, but also to drive the change they want to see, writes David Crosbie, who outlines a plan to create fundraising reform.

Protesting for change: Why purpose-driven brands need to show up in the spaces that matter

Jo Scard, Thursday, 25th March 2021 -  In light of the recent protests in Australia – physical and virtual – Jo Scard identifies why brands need to join the conversation and, more importantly, how. 

Opinion

The women’s march was a huge success. Now comes the hard part: how to actually get something done

Contributor, Thursday, 18th March 2021 -  Chris Wallace on some of the political realities we have to face in order to see real change happen.

The small chips in civil society

Maggie Coggan, Tuesday, 16th March 2021 -  Global and Australian humanitarian leaders say there is a growing trend of democratic governments muzzling civil society groups  

Opinion

The shifting shape of government relations

David Crosbie, Thursday, 11th March 2021 -  As the approach to advocacy and government relations seems to be changing, with governments appearing less interested in engaging with charities or their issues, it’s up to charities to adjust or be left behind, writes David Crosbie.

Opinion

Pushing back: The role of charities in strengthening our democracy

David Crosbie, Thursday, 25th February 2021 -  If proposed amendments to the powers of the ACNC are passed by the Parliament, there would be major consequences – it’s not going to make our government stronger, writes David Crosbie.

How to craft a powerful advocacy message

Jo Scard, Tuesday, 23rd February 2021 -  Jo Scard shares insights on crafting an effective advocacy message to cut through the noise of 2021 – what is possibly an election year. 

Happenings on the hill

What are my government engagement options?

Neil Pharaoh, Monday, 15th February 2021 -  From networking to in-house experts, Neil Pharaoh outlines some of the options for-purpose organisations have when it comes to government engagement, and shares the pros and cons of each one.  

Opinion

Advocacy and disrupted government

David Crosbie, Thursday, 11th February 2021 -  Government as we knew it has been disrupted. The challenge for charities is to adapt and engage through new mediums and shine our own lights on issues that matter, such as the ongoing fight to fix fundraising regulation, writes David Crosbie.

Analysis

Greta Thunberg effect: People familiar with young climate activist may be more likely to act

Contributor, Monday, 8th February 2021 -  A new study documents the influence of Greta Thunberg on the public's motivation to act on climate change.
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