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Gain a Fresh Perspective on Your Challenges

Staff Reporter, Wednesday, 26th April 2017 -  Join Social Leadership Australia for an Adaptive Leadership Masterclass in Sydney this May.

Mission Accepted – How to Find Your Focus and Increase Your Impact

Staff Reporter, Wednesday, 26th April 2017 -  Challenging not-for-profit leaders to regain “Mission Control” will be just one of the thought pieces presented at the 2017 AuSAE Conference and Exhibition (ACE) on 11 to 12 May in Sydney.

Opportunity for Australia’s Young Social Pioneers

Wendy Williams, Wednesday, 26th April 2017 -  Australia’s largest youth incubator program is calling on emerging social innovators, entrepreneurs, intrapreneurs and changemakers, looking to make a social impact.

Budget

NFP Six-Point National Housing Affordability Plan

Lina Caneva, Wednesday, 26th April 2017 -  Peak bodies ACOSS and National Shelter have urged the federal government not to shirk its responsibility to address the housing affordability crisis in the federal budget – releasing a six-point plan to address the issue.

Review of Consumer Law Sees Charity Sector ‘Fobbed Off’

Lina Caneva, Wednesday, 26th April 2017 -  A coalition of not-for-profit organisations under the #fixfundraising banner says the charity sector has been “fobbed off” and relegated to third position in any future reform priorities with the release of the long-awaited review of Australian consumer law (ACL).

Spotlight

Farming Co-op Planting New Ideas for Sector

Wendy Williams, Wednesday, 26th April 2017 -  The future of organic farming could be cooperative with a new organisation ORICo-op entering the space to shake things up, writes Wendy Williams in this week’s Spotlight on Social Enterprise.

New Tool Hits Go On Shared Value

Wendy Williams, Wednesday, 26th April 2017 -  A new interactive tool to help business, not for profits and government work through the shared value opportunities in social issues could “be the answer to some of the world’s curliest problems”.

Opinion

Social Impact Investment Can Help Retirees Get the Housing and Care They Need

Staff Reporter, Monday, 24th April 2017 -  Social impact investment strategies could fund more affordable housing and aged care for seniors, write Dr Eileen Webb, Gill North and Professor Richard Heaney, in this article which first appeared in The Conversation.

Reshaping Digital Innovation for Indigenous Communities

Wendy Williams, Monday, 24th April 2017 -  Australia’s first Indigenous-led digital social impact initiative is being launched to empower disconnected and disadvantaged communities and ensure people “don’t get left behind” in the new digital economy.

Budget

Government Reversal on Cuts to Community Legal Centres

Lina Caneva, Monday, 24th April 2017 -  The federal government is to reverse its controversial funding cuts to Community Legal Centres (CLCs) in the upcoming budget – a move the community legal sector has described as a “huge relief”.

Changemaker

The Key to Getting Life Back on Track

Wendy Williams, Monday, 24th April 2017 -  Anthony Hart is the founder of LifeBACK, a not for profit that aims to reduce male suicide by empowering men to approach mental illness head on. He is this week’s Changemaker.

New Standard for Employing People with Mental Health Issues

Wendy Williams, Friday, 21st April 2017 -  An Australian not-for-profit service provider has “set a new standard” for employing people with mental health issues after actively seeking people with a lived experience to take up roles.

Coding the Future of Vocational Training

Wendy Williams, Friday, 21st April 2017 -  A new Queensland-based not for profit that teaches vocational coding skills to adults for free is hoping to “totally change” the vocational sector.

Online Tool to Measure Value of CSR and NFP Work

Lina Caneva, Thursday, 20th April 2017 -  The way Australian businesses measure the impact of their CSR strategies and charities measure their social outcomes will have a broader focus in 2017 with the launch of the Australian Social Value Bank (ASVB) online tool.

Fairtrade Brands Secure Top Spot In Ethical Fashion Report

Lina Caneva, Thursday, 20th April 2017 -  Australian Fairtrade brands have received top marks when it comes to protecting the rights of farmers and workers, according to a new report.

Global Integrated Reporting Still Has Room for Improvement

Lina Caneva, Thursday, 20th April 2017 -  The adoption of integrated reporting, or IR, by corporates can be challenging but generates tangible organisational, reputational and commercial benefits, according to a new analysis.

Older Refugees Have Most To Lose From Citizenship Changes

Lina Caneva, Thursday, 20th April 2017 -  People brought to Australia under the federal government’s refugee resettlement program have the most to lose from planned changes to the citizenship process, according to the Refugee Council of Australia (RCOA).

Government Opens Safer Community Grants

Lina Caneva, Thursday, 20th April 2017 -  The federal government is offering grants worth a total of $9.5 million under the Safer Communities Fund to boost community safety across Australia.

New Cadetship Program To Open Doors For Disadvantaged Students

Lina Caneva, Thursday, 20th April 2017 -  The Business Council of Australia and national children’s education charity The Smith Family have joined forces on a new program to give young Australians from disadvantaged backgrounds a kickstart to their careers.

Affordable Housing Industry Has Capacity But Lacks Government Certainty

Lina Caneva, Thursday, 20th April 2017 -  Australia urgently needs national legislation that defines affordable housing and sets out the economic and social purpose of the industry, according to new research.

Donation Point Tap Wins Award for Social Design

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 20th April 2017 -  Donation Point Tap – an Australian contactless payment system that allows individuals to donate directly to a charity with the simple tap of a card – has won an international award.

Business Needs to Contribute, Not Simply Give Back

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 20th April 2017 -  There are ways other than just giving to give back, writes co-founder and managing director of The Growth Project Larry Fingleson.

Understanding How to Change the World

Wendy Williams, Thursday, 20th April 2017 -  Pro Bono News talks to Oxfam Great Britain senior strategic adviser Dr Duncan Green about his latest book, what attracted him to international development and how we can all change the world.

NFPs To Learn Art of Online Storytelling

Wendy Williams, Wednesday, 19th April 2017 -  Honest and authentic storytelling is the key to engagement, according to social media expert Nick Bowditch who is set to give the keynote speech at a free event helping not for profits use compelling stories to grow awareness, raise funds, and attract the right people.

Scam Warning on Government Grants

Lina Caneva, Wednesday, 19th April 2017 -  The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) is warning charities, small businesses and individuals of the re-emergence of a scam offering money in the form of government grants.

NDIA to Appeal Disability Transport Ruling as Test Case

Lina Caneva, Wednesday, 19th April 2017 -  The National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) is to appeal a Federal Court decision over funding arrangements for transport costs under the National Disability Insurance Scheme, claiming it will be a test case for the future viability of the scheme.
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