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NFPs Get Digital Toolbox to ‘Win at the Internet’

Wendy Williams, Monday, 26th September 2016 -  Not for Profits and social enterprises are being given a chance to harness the power of digital technology with the launch of Australia’s first online toolbox for the social sector.

Almost Eight in 10 Australians Believe Climate Change is Happening

Ellie Cooper, Monday, 26th September 2016 -  A new poll has found 77 per cent of Australians believe climate change is occurring now, and 90 per cent think it’s up to the federal government to take leadership on the issue.

Union Canvassing to Sue Centrelink Over Privatisation of Job Schemes

Wendy Williams, Monday, 26th September 2016 -  An organisation “by the unemployed, for the unemployed” is canvassing to take legal action against Centrelink amidst claims the “privatisation” of job schemes is penalising unemployed workers.

Changemaker

An Opportunity for Women to Help Themselves

Wendy Williams, Monday, 26th September 2016 -  Kristina Keneally is a former premier of NSW and an ambassador for Not for Profit Opportunity International Australia, which helps provide microfinance and other support services to people living in poverty in developing countries. She is this week

Analysis

The More Work-Life Balance We Have The More We Want: Global Study

Leah Ruppanner, Monday, 26th September 2016 -  A global study has found that when it comes to work-life balance, if you give people more of something, it increases their expectations, writes report co-author and senior lecturer in Sociology at the University of Melbourne, Leah Ruppanner, in this

Most Australians Have No Idea Extreme Poverty Has Halved

Ellie Cooper, Friday, 23rd September 2016 -  Over the past two decades the number of people living in extreme poverty has more than halved, but 89 per cent of Australians believe the problem has stayed the same or worsened.

Women Work Four More Years Than Men

Ellie Cooper, Friday, 23rd September 2016 -  Women globally are working an average of four years longer than men over their lifetime, largely due to women’s additional unpaid housework and care work.

Analysis

Gen Y Carers Don’t Want a Free Ride, So Welfare Reform Shouldn’t Single Them Out

Shirley Jackson, Thursday, 22nd September 2016 -  The Coalition’s shakeup of welfare investment could deter young carers from seeking help, writes Shirley Jackson from the University of Melbourne in this article that first appeared in The Conversation.

Opinion

Regressive Fundraising Regulations – Time for Change

David Crosbie, Thursday, 22nd September 2016 -  The indefensible impost of jurisdictional fundraising regulations is a discredited and dysfunctional exercise in wasted resources, writes David Crosbie, CEO of Community Council for Australia.

Report Points to Six Areas of Competition Reform for Human Services

Lina Caneva, Thursday, 22nd September 2016 -  Greater competition, contestability and informed user choice could improve outcomes in many, but not all, Australia human services, according to a preliminary report by the Productivity Commission.

Best Countries to be a Social Entrepreneur?

Lina Caneva, Thursday, 22nd September 2016 -  The findings of a global perception poll on the best countries to be a social entrepreneur have been released showing that while Australia failed to make the overall top 10 there are encouraging signs of improvement.

Virtual Reality App Gives the Experience of Dementia

Ellie Cooper, Thursday, 22nd September 2016 -  A new virtual reality app, targeted at family carers and the wider community, enables users to see the world through the eyes of a person living with dementia.

Nearly Half of Australians Back Hanson’s Muslim Immigration Ban

Wendy Williams, Thursday, 22nd September 2016 -  Nearly half of Australians want to ban Muslim immigration, according to a new poll.

Govt Refugee Commitments Welcome But Not Groundbreaking Say NFPs

Wendy Williams, Wednesday, 21st September 2016 -  Malcolm Turnbull’s commitments to boost the government's humanitarian refugee program are “welcome but hardly groundbreaking”, according to Not for Profits.

Philanthropists Should Invest in Social Enterprise

Ellie Cooper, Wednesday, 21st September 2016 -  Philanthropists can get more “bang for their buck” if they invest in social enterprise over programs where the impact ends once the funding runs out, according to the leader of an innovative US foundation.

Society Must Stand Up For Tolerance Says Discrimination Commissioner

Wendy Williams, Wednesday, 21st September 2016 -  Society must not be complacent in believing racism is just part of “an initiation rite” for any immigrant group, according to Australia’s race discrimination commissioner.

Westpac Seeks Social Business for $10M Program

Ellie Cooper, Wednesday, 21st September 2016 -  Westpac’s $10 million Businesses of Tomorrow program is open to applicants, and the bank said it wants for-purpose organisations and Not for Profits to nominate themselves for a piece of the pie.

NSW Promotes Partnership for Social Change

Wendy Williams, Wednesday, 21st September 2016 -  Partnership is key to driving social change, according to the New South Wales Government which is “leading the nation” when it comes to social impact investment.

Australian B Corps Make Best for the World List

Ellie Cooper, Wednesday, 21st September 2016 -  B Corps’ 2016 Best for the World Honorees list has recognised 28 Australian and New Zealand businesses for their significant social and environmental impact.

ASX 200 Boards On track for Gender Diversity Targets

Wendy Williams, Wednesday, 21st September 2016 -  More women are getting a seat at the table but current appointment rates for boards need to be maintained if Australia is to achieve gender diversity targets, according to new research.

Spotlight

Capitalising on a Culturally-Diverse Workplace

Ellie Cooper, Wednesday, 21st September 2016 -  With migration changing the makeup of Australia’s 12-million-person workforce, CQ Cultural Consulting helps organisations embrace and optimise the diversity within their ranks, writes Ellie Cooper in this week’s Spotlight on Social Enterprise.

The Rise of the Arts Donor

Lina Caneva, Wednesday, 21st September 2016 -  Private donations continue to outdo corporate sponsorship of the arts in Australia, according to new research.

Opinion

Aus Govt Should Get On with the Job of Protecting Vulnerable Workers in Global Supply Chains

Staff Reporter, Wednesday, 21st September 2016 -  Australian companies and government have a responsibility to meet human rights abuses such as forced labour and child labour head on, write Martijn Boersma from Catalyst Australia and Brynn O’Brien from The Australia Institute.

ARENA Cuts Impact Renewable Energy Businesses

Ellie Cooper, Wednesday, 21st September 2016 -  Business investment in Australia's renewable energy sector will take a direct hit, with up to $5 billion of private funding at risk, as a result of the federal government’s decision to cut half a billion dollars from the Australian Renewable Energy

Opinion

Creating a Happier and More Engaged Workforce… On a Shoestring Budget

Mike Davis, Wednesday, 21st September 2016 -  Improving workplace culture, and employee engagement and wellbeing doesn’t have to break the bank, writes Mike Davis, founder of Purposeful.

What It Means to Be a 21st Century Philanthropist

Ellie Cooper, Wednesday, 21st September 2016 -  The breaking down of silos between the Not for Profit and for-profit worlds is changing the face of philanthropy, according to the 2016 leading philanthropist Audette Exel AO.
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