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Crappy clean energy project scales up

Maggie Coggan, Tuesday, 20th August 2019 -  An Australian-Cambodian social enterprise turning manure into a clean source of energy for cooking has successfully launched a pay-as-you-go model, giving thousands more Cambodians access to the technology. 

Vinnies backflip on Newstart compromise

Luke Michael, Tuesday, 20th August 2019 -  The St Vincent de Paul Society has backtracked on comments suggesting Newstart should only be raised for those over 55, with the charity pledging its support for a $75 increase for all recipients.

Australians’ generosity a “mixed bag”

Maggie Coggan, Tuesday, 20th August 2019 -  Charities need to focus on communicating with their supporters if they want more donors, a sector expert warns, in the wake of new research that found the number of taxpayers making deductible gifts has fallen continuously for nearly a decade.     

Opinion

Retooling to win in the next decade

Janet Sernack, Tuesday, 20th August 2019 -  Organisations will need to continue evolving and embracing new technologies to stay ahead, write Janet Sernack and Gabrielle Martinovich from ImagineNation, in the final part of their series about rejuvenating to survive and thrive for social benefit.

Can we stop paying for professional development?

Contributor, Tuesday, 20th August 2019 -  NonprofitReady shares six of the most popular online courses, available for free, to help you make a greater impact.

Taking the future into our hands

Contributor, Tuesday, 20th August 2019 -  The social sector is invited to become part of one of Australia’s fastest growing impact communities at the Social Innovation Summit.

Aussie veterans left sleeping rough

Luke Michael, Monday, 19th August 2019 -  Australian defence veterans using homelessness services are twice as likely to be sleeping rough compared to non-veterans seeking specialist support, new data shows.

ACNC takes action on charity linked to controversial animal farm

Luke Michael, Monday, 19th August 2019 -  An organisation linked to a rescue farm that was raided for alleged animal cruelty has been stripped of its charitable status, the charities watchdog has revealed. 

UK urged to better protect aid workers from violence

Luke Michael, Monday, 19th August 2019 -  The UK Department for International Development (DFID) must use its diplomatic power to protect aid workers from violence, a parliamentary committee says.

Opinion

When the weather means more than record temperatures and sunscreen

Esther Abram, Monday, 19th August 2019 -  We need to start talking about climate change in all aspects of our lives, writes Esther Abram, green giving manager at the Australian Environmental Grantmakers Network.

Analysis

Innovative uses of philanthropic funds to tackle complex social problems

Libby Ward-Christie, Monday, 19th August 2019 -  A recent case study by the Centre for Social Impact highlights the power and potential of innovative solutions to address long-term homelessness. Moreover, it highlights the potential of innovative approaches to funding such initiatives that arise when the community sector, the financial sector, governments and philanthropy, work together. Here, Li

Changemaker

The social enterprise tackling loneliness and connecting communities

Maggie Coggan, Monday, 19th August 2019 -  Nick Maisey is the CEO of Befriend, a Perth social enterprise fostering community connection and helping everyday Australians feel included. He’s this week’s Changemaker. 

Opinion

Career change mindset hack: Understanding your money mindset

Clare Desira, Monday, 19th August 2019 -  With talks of a global recession, mindset coach and CSR professional Clare Desira shares her take on money and why money doesn't buy happiness.

Careers Blog

Call me! Why recruiters want you to pick up the phone

Marilyn Jones, Monday, 19th August 2019 -  Experienced recruiter Marilyn Jones advises job seekers to call before they apply, and always read the selection criteria carefully.

Indigenous advocates slam NT government over new youth detention site

Luke Michael, Friday, 16th August 2019 -  The Northern Territory government’s decision to build a new youth detention centre beside an adult prison has angered Indigenous groups, who say the move ignores a key royal commission recommendation.            

Five ways to smash a candidate interview

Maggie Coggan, Friday, 16th August 2019 -  If you’re struggling to make the most out of your candidate interviews, then you’re not alone. Getting the right structure and asking the right questions takes practice, so we sat down with Nina Mapson-Bone from Beaumont People for a couple of tips. 

Hungry? Order your food for a cause

Maggie Coggan, Friday, 16th August 2019 -  One of the country’s largest food delivery services has launched a program to give hungry Melbournians the chance to satisfy their food cravings and help people who are experiencing homelessness at the same time. 

New FIA short courses address skills gap in fundraising sector

Contributor, Thursday, 15th August 2019 -  Fundraising Institute Australia (FIA) is offering five new short courses this spring for professionals looking to broaden their skill sets as their roles evolve.

Analysis

Time to change the way we invest

Contributor, Thursday, 15th August 2019 -  Why are more foundations not joining the mission-investing trend or deploying a greater share of their assets, asks Ellen Dorsey, executive director at Wallace Global Fund.

Filling the cracks: Our moral duty to reduce inequality in Australia

Andrew Cairns, Thursday, 15th August 2019 -  Can we truly count Australia among the world’s “wealthy nations” when that wealth is not shared equally? Can we truly take pride in our country’s development and economic achievements when we know it’s not for everyone, asks Community Sector Banking CEO Andrew Cairns.

Opinion

Hoping for a bureaucratic miracle? Don’t hold your breath

David Crosbie, Thursday, 15th August 2019 -  The Consumer Affairs Forum is not a group that is likely to drive significant change in fundraising regulation across Australia, writes Community Council for Australia CEO David Crosbie.

Leading through triumph and turmoil: Helen Szoke reflects

Maggie Coggan, Thursday, 15th August 2019 -  Since 2013, Dr Helen Szoke AO has been at the helm of Oxfam Australia, steering the organisation through not only some of the worst humanitarian crises of our time, but internal Oxfam scandals. As she hangs up her boots in the sector for good, she reflects on the challenges and triumphs of her role.  

Government under pressure to take action on fundraising reform

Luke Michael, Thursday, 15th August 2019 -  Labor has vowed to keep pressure on the Morrison government to urgently fix fundraising laws, warning that continued inaction is costing charities millions of dollars in red tape.  

Three reasons impact investing needs women

Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 14th August 2019 -  While women are already playing a big part in the rapidly growing global impact investing market, sector experts say encouraging more women into the traditionally male-dominated field can only lead to good things. We find out why.

‘It’s robbing Peter to pay Paul’: NGOs dismayed by aid budget raid

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 14th August 2019 -  Australian humanitarian groups are frustrated by the Morrison government’s plan to redirect $500 million from the nation’s shrinking aid budget towards a climate change funding package for the Pacific region.

Indigenous businesses receive $3 billion boost

Luke Michael, Tuesday, 13th August 2019 -  Some of Australia’s largest companies will spend $3 billion on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander suppliers over the next five years to help grow the Indigenous business sector.
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