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Business council backs emergency volunteers

Maggie Coggan, Monday, 20th January 2020 -  New $25 million trust will be permanent and ongoing 

Community sector struggling to meet demand

Maggie Coggan, Monday, 20th January 2020 -  Australia’s peak welfare body is calling for a $2 billion injection for community services

Indigenous Australians want input into the new Closing the Gap approach

Luke Michael, Monday, 20th January 2020 -  The government is working on a new national agreement

NDIS not yet in tune with the needs of participants

Luke Michael, Monday, 20th January 2020 -  Disability advocates say there needs to be a stronger focus on fair access to the scheme 

Changemaker

Transforming capitalism for good

Maggie Coggan, Monday, 20th January 2020 -  Simone Dowding runs World Vision’s coffee social enterprise, Change Coffee. She’s also on a mission to see the corporate world operate for purpose. She’s this week’s Changemaker. 

‘Opera house’ of the natural world rescued in covert operation

Maggie Coggan, Saturday, 18th January 2020 -  The prehistoric pine grove is the only one to exist in the wild 

Staff stuck in a rut? Here’s how you can help them break out of their comfort zone

Maggie Coggan, Friday, 17th January 2020 -  Whether it’s learning a new skill, or taking on a new project, here’s how you can nudge your staff in the right direction

New fund paves the way for impact investment in the charity sector

Luke Michael, Friday, 17th January 2020 -  Charities are being encouraged to consider creating their own impact investment funds 

Native Americans hold US government to account on climate change

Luke Michael, Thursday, 16th January 2020 -  US tribes say their physical survival is in jeopardy 

Opinion

Fundraising efforts must continue

Katherine Raskob, Thursday, 16th January 2020 -  There are no limits to Australian generosity. While our hearts go out to those impacted by these terrible bushfires, fundraisers should not put off their appeals – we must still think about our donors and the other causes they may want to support, writes Katherine Raskob, chief executive of Fundraising Institute Australia.

The rise (and scepticism) of Facebook fundraisers

Maggie Coggan, Thursday, 16th January 2020 -  Facebook fundraisers are becoming more and more popular. But how do they actually work? We take a look. 

Opinion

Measuring our success: Which voices count when the numbers are in? And why?

Erica Berthelsen, Thursday, 16th January 2020 -  One Girl international programs director Erica Berthelsen considers radically participatory programming and how it's challenging the status quo of how they work in-country and achieving better results/relationships.

Charity sector gets multi-million dollar fire relief boost

Maggie Coggan, Thursday, 16th January 2020 -  The money will go towards food, financial counselling and support services 

Setting your 2020 vision for government engagement – a checklist

Andrew Blyberg, Thursday, 16th January 2020 -  As we kick off a new year, Andrew Blyberg from Fifty Acres looks ahead to the federal budget and shares a checklist to help not for profits craft a clear vision for 2020.

Opinion

We ignored the evidence and the nation is aflame. Let’s not do the same with our kids.

Penny Dakin, Wednesday, 15th January 2020 -  As Australians face unprecedented threats from bushfires, we are seeing the results of evidence ignored. A potential social and economic firestorm awaits many Australian children unless we take evidence off the shelf and turn it into action, writes Australian Research Alliance for Children and Youth (ARACY) CEO Penny Dakin. 

Hot Topic

Bushfire resources for people with disability

Contributor, Wednesday, 15th January 2020 -  Disability Services Consulting has put together a list of services and resources that can support people with disability through the bushfire season.

What impact will the bushfire crisis have on homelessness?

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 15th January 2020 -  An expert believes the bushfires will worsen homelessness in Australia

Charitable advocacy comes under threat in Queensland

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 15th January 2020 -  The Human Rights Law Centre says proposed legislation would silence charities

Opinion

Bushfire response: Do Australian NFPs have a trust problem?

Richenda Vermeulen, Monday, 13th January 2020 -  Despite the influx of generosity in response to the bushfires, there is significant scepticism towards charities supporting the effort. Here, Richenda Vermeulen, founder and CEO of ntegrity, shares six essential elements not for profits need to build trust with the Australian public. 

Opinion

How to donate to Australian bushfire relief: Give money, watch for scams and think long term

Krystian Seibert, Monday, 13th January 2020 -  It's worth thinking carefully about how to give, to ensure you're not wasting your contribution or inadvertently making things worse, writes Krystian Seibert.

Fears welfare card holders could be left high and dry in bushfires

Maggie Coggan, Monday, 13th January 2020 -  Welfare groups are calling for the cashless welfare card to be suspended during the bushfires 

Authorities look to stamp out bushfire donation scams

Luke Michael, Monday, 13th January 2020 -  The government wants to make it easier for Australians to aid bushfire relief efforts

Changemaker

Rebuilding communities one book at a time

Maggie Coggan, Monday, 13th January 2020 -  Kamilaroi man Corey Tutt is the founder of Deadly Science, an organisation opening up the world of science and the natural world to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander kids across the country. He’s this week’s Changemaker. 

Does volunteering overseas enhance your career?

Contributor, Monday, 13th January 2020 -  Kathy Townsend has a unique understanding of both the recruitment market, and the breadth of work of Australian volunteers overseas. A “head hunter” for 23 years, she’s also a returned volunteer and chair of the board of AVI (which manages the Australian Volunteers Program). Here she explains how volunteering overseas can enhance your career.

Quirky bushfire fundraisers that took the world by storm

Maggie Coggan, Saturday, 11th January 2020 -  From sending nudes, to Russell Crowe auctioning off a daggy cap, we take a look at the wackiest bushfire fundraisers that went viral for a good cause 

Struggling with the post-holiday blues? This might help

Maggie Coggan, Friday, 10th January 2020 -  We find out how you can set yourself up for work success in 2020  
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