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Philanthropists changing the face of Australia recognised in top awards

Maggie Coggan, Tuesday, 23rd July 2019 -  Art dealer and philanthropist Phillip Bacon AM has taken home this year’s top Australian Philanthropy Award for his contributions to the arts. 

Opinion

Assessing an impact investment fund using an impact audit

Geoff Mulgan, Tuesday, 23rd July 2019 -  How do we know what difference impact investing makes? Nesta commissioned an impact audit to assess its impact investment fund, writes Nesta CEO Geoff Mulgan as part of a series of case studies highlighting different approaches to capturing impact.

Opinion

Market, what market? Why bottom up innovation is so rare in human services

Nicholas Gruen, Tuesday, 23rd July 2019 -  There is a huge catch 22 driving impact measurement in human services. A lot of the evaluation is done because governments seek it, but then it goes nowhere – and for good reason. NGOs can’t escape this without something like an evaluator general, writes Nicholas Gruen.

Standardised finance system promises to cut charity red tape

Maggie Coggan, Monday, 22nd July 2019 -  The Australian charities sector should keep a close eye on a plan to develop international finance reporting standards, experts say. 

Coalition faces internal pressure to raise Newstart

Luke Michael, Monday, 22nd July 2019 -  Liberal Senator Dean Smith has joined a growing chorus of Coalition figures calling for Newstart to be raised, amid another push from the Greens to increase the payment.  

Opinion

Australia’s podcast revolution

Mike Davis, Monday, 22nd July 2019 -  Podcasts offer us a great way to harness and optimise idle time so that we might learn, connect and grow. Here podcast fanatic and producer Mike Davis shares his top five listens from Australia.

Advocates say subsidies needed to grow affordable housing stock

Luke Michael, Monday, 22nd July 2019 -  Community housing advocates have welcomed a $45.7 million low-interest construction loan from the Commonwealth housing funder but say the government must do more to fix a persistent funding gap in low-income housing delivery.  

Opinion

The search for purpose: The recruiting challenge

Leonie Cranney, Monday, 22nd July 2019 -  Aligning purpose-oriented individuals with purpose-oriented businesses can spark joy, improve business performance and enhance job satisfaction. But how do you find these people? Leonie Cranney, marketing manager at Talent Nation, shares advice on how to find people driven by purpose for your organisation – even when they are not actively looking

Opinion

Career change mindset hacks: The power of small actions

Clare Desira, Monday, 22nd July 2019 -  Massive progress in your career planning and job search could be easier than you think. Watch Clare Desira’s latest mindset hack video to find out how small changes could make a big difference.

Changemaker

Stepping back to step up as a leader

Maggie Coggan, Monday, 22nd July 2019 -  Sally Hetherington OAM is the president of the Human and Hope Association Incorporated, a grassroots organisation run by Cambodian locals providing education programs to vulnerable kids. She’s this week’s Changemaker.   

How to support mental health in your workplace

Maggie Coggan, Friday, 19th July 2019 -  Knowing how to provide the right mental health support for your staff can be tricky, which is why we asked the experts at Beyond Blue how you can make your workplace more mental health friendly. 

Emoji update brings ‘more diversity to the keyboard’

Luke Michael, Friday, 19th July 2019 -  Apple has unveiled several new disability-themed emojis as part of a plan to help fill “a significant gap in the emoji keyboard”.

Aussie companies urged to get more employees volunteering

Luke Michael, Friday, 19th July 2019 -  The time corporates spend volunteering has not seen significant growth over the past decade despite increasing recognition of the value to employees and businesses, a new report says.

The UK’s super rich are shunning philanthropy

Luke Michael, Thursday, 18th July 2019 -  Just one in 10 of the UK’s wealthiest people are regularly giving to charity, according to new research.

Meet the woman who spent 22 months applying for the Disability Support Pension

Luke Michael, Thursday, 18th July 2019 -  When Brianna Bell turned up at Centrelink with her wheelchair, assistance dog and carer, staff wondered how it was possible she was not yet receiving any payments.

Opinion

Housing the new infrastructure

Robert Pradolin, Thursday, 18th July 2019 -  If we aspire to be an innovative, multicultural and inclusive society, we must provide housing for all, rich or poor, writes Robert Pradolin, in this article making the case for recognising housing as key economic infrastructure.

Opinion

Moving from a***hole investing to investing

Daniel Madhavan, Wednesday, 17th July 2019 -  Daniel Madhavan, the CEO of Impact Investment Group, shares three things he doesn’t like about setting an allocation for impact investment and why it’s useless to put “impact” into a single unified bucket of delicious goodness.

Opinion

Exploring the edges of possibility

Gabrielle Martinovich, Wednesday, 17th July 2019 -  Janet Sernack and Gabrielle Martinovich from ImagineNation, identify key trends not for profits can take advantage of to embrace innovation, in the latest in their series about rejuvenating to survive and thrive for social benefit.

Opinion

Hey – look over here!

David Crosbie, Wednesday, 17th July 2019 -  Charities are too important to be relegated to the bottom of the government priorities pile, writes Community Council for Australia CEO David Crosbie, reflecting on Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s first major public speech as head of the newly-elected government.

The long path to a treaty in Qld begins. But what’s the first step?

Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 17th July 2019 -  Indigenous community organisations and leaders are waiting for answers from the Queensland government on what exactly the pathway to a treaty will look like, following a historic pledge by the state government.

Let’s talk about racism

Wendy Williams, Wednesday, 17th July 2019 -  How does race shape our lives? What does racism look like? What can we do to address it?

Wealth inequality on the rise in Australia

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 17th July 2019 -  Average household wealth in Australia has risen above $1 million, but community groups warn this comes at a time of widening economic inequality, with the wealth of low-income earners falling by almost 10 per cent.

Environment groups tell shoppers to reject return of plastic Little Shop

Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 17th July 2019 -  Conservation groups are urging consumers to fight back against the relaunch of a Coles promotion which saw millions of small plastic toys given away for free.   

Stories behind the payments: Week of action hopes to raise the rate

Maggie Coggan, Tuesday, 16th July 2019 -  Bev’s life goal is to complete her bachelor’s degree in social sciences and psychology. But as a single mother surviving on Newstart payments, that dream often feels very far away. 

Purpose-driven investment for purpose-driven organisations: The case for ethical investing

Contributor, Tuesday, 16th July 2019 -  Whatever the future holds, ethical investing will continue to increase its impact. In this article, Mathew Browning, U Ethical chief executive officer, answers three common questions about investing ethically.

Volunteering: The ultimate act of kindness

Andrew Cairns, Tuesday, 16th July 2019 -  Andrew Cairns, CEO of Community Sector Banking, considers how we can grow volunteerism in businesses to build a stronger civil society.
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