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Cheers! The (virtual) happy hour connecting the blind community

Maggie Coggan, Saturday, 28th March 2020 -  “It’s very easy to feel like you’re the only one experiencing challenges” 

COVID-19 not all doom and gloom for social enterprise sector

Luke Michael, Friday, 27th March 2020 -  The social enterprise sector is uniting to get through the pandemic together 

Finance sector urged to keep Australians safe through COVID-19

Luke Michael, Friday, 27th March 2020 -  Australians increasingly expect financial institutions to demonstrate a good social purpose 

Recruiting from home: How to nail the video interview

Maggie Coggan, Friday, 27th March 2020 -  Face-to-face interviews are out in the age of COVID-19, so what's the best way to help your clients through a virtual interview? We take a look. 

The online divide leaving disadvantaged Australians behind

Maggie Coggan, Thursday, 26th March 2020 -  There are 1 million Australian households without a home broadband internet connection 

Opinion

Coronavirus and charities: What the world needs now is less punditry and more practical ideas

Dan Geaves, Thursday, 26th March 2020 -  Dan Geaves shares some practical advice on how charities can adapt to this challenging new reality.

Opinion

The values that can guide us in these changing and challenging times

Rachel Clark, Thursday, 26th March 2020 -  Professionals who work with human vulnerability and need, including teachers, medics and social workers, have a leading role to play in this current crisis, due to the values they bring to the work, that have been honed over years of practice, writes Rachel Clark.

Collective insights

Managing corporate partnerships in extraordinary times

Linda Garnett, Wednesday, 25th March 2020 -  The Xfactor Collective corporate partnerships specialist Linda Garnett deals with a question of concern for many organisations right now – what do we do about our corporate partnerships?

Opinion

Heads down. Eyes up. Leadership in volatile times

Shamal Dass, Wednesday, 25th March 2020 -  In times like this the job of a for-purpose board director is not only to guide management in dealing with the crisis, but also to lift their gaze and contemplate the long-term impacts on beneficiaries and organisations, writes Shamal Dass, with a postscript for philanthropists.

Face-to-face public fundraising suspended

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 25th March 2020 -  Charitable fundraising has been hit extremely hard by COVID-19

'You can't self-isolate on the street'

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 25th March 2020 -  Help is desperately needed for the homeless during COVID-19     

The hidden crisis of COVID-19

Maggie Coggan, Tuesday, 24th March 2020 -  Australians are being told to stay at home to keep coronavirus at bay. But what if that home isn’t safe? 

Calls to extend coronavirus supplement to DSP recipients

Luke Michael, Tuesday, 24th March 2020 -  Advocates say people with disability need extra support to get through the COVID-19 pandemic

The stories behind the young Australians struggling with homelessness

Maggie Coggan, Tuesday, 24th March 2020 -  “I was passed around like a hot potato,” 21-year-old Tayla says.

Opinion

Communications, COVID-19 and the not for profit CEO

Fran Connelley, Tuesday, 24th March 2020 -  Fran Connelley shares five communication tips to help the servant leader, whose main goal is to serve, in these challenging times.

Hot Topic

Championing regional communities

Lea Corbett, Tuesday, 24th March 2020 -  In the final article of our NFP leadership series, Map consulting group’s Lea Corbett and Amanda Cornwall interview Gerard Jose, CEO of Bendigo Community Health Services, about the experiences and challenges of leading a NFP.  

Strategy in strange times: What not for profit leaders need to consider in a crisis context

Contributor, Tuesday, 24th March 2020 -  In the unprecedented pandemic context, not for profit leaders need to consider strategy and business model implications for today’s demands and tomorrow’s subsequent fallout.   

Opinion

Coronavirus will devastate Aboriginal communities if we don’t act now

Contributor, Monday, 23rd March 2020 -  Aboriginal people are at greater risk of severe illness from COVID-19 than non-Aboriginal people. But plans to protect remote communities and keep the virus out are progressing too slowly, write James Ward and Jason Agostino.

Philanthropy giant pledges millions to help find coronavirus cure

Maggie Coggan, Monday, 23rd March 2020 -  It’s the first round of grants from the foundation to support COVID-19-related research 

Government unveils stimulus support for charities

Luke Michael, Monday, 23rd March 2020 -  But sector advocates say more help for the sector is desperately needed

Happenings on the hill

Lobbying in the age of COVID-19

Neil Pharaoh, Monday, 23rd March 2020 -  Neil Pharaoh explains why you should use this time to position your organisation to get the assistance you and your communities need during this unprecedented period.

Government temporarily doubles unemployment payments amid COVID-19 outbreak

Luke Michael, Monday, 23rd March 2020 -  The announcement has already caused long lines outside Centrelink and the government's MyGov website to crash                                                       

Opinion

Career change mindset hacks: Stop beating yourself up about time management

Clare Desira, Monday, 23rd March 2020 -  With all the chaos happening at the moment, it is easy to feel overwhelmed. So this week, mindset coach Clare Desira shares a video for those of us who feel the weight of a never finished to do list.

Changemaker

Humanity in uncertain times

Maggie Coggan, Monday, 23rd March 2020 -  Samantha Klintworth has only just started as Amnesty International Australia’s new managing director, and she knows she’s got a big job ahead of her. But she’s also got big plans for the organisation. She’s this week’s Changemaker. 

Opinion

Get dressed and set goals: Some routines not to break if coronavirus means you have to work from home

Contributor, Friday, 20th March 2020 -  Many office workers around Australia have transformed their lounge-room into their daily office following the outbreak of COVID-19. But with no certainty on when it’ll be safe to go back to work, Paula Brough shares some tips on how to set a solid work-from-home routine.  

The acts of kindness shining through as coronavirus panic takes hold

Luke Michael, Friday, 20th March 2020 -  Amid all the doom and gloom around coronavirus, it can be hard to keep a positive mindset. But thankfully, out of the chaos has emerged many inspiring stories of people helping others and doing good. Here we share some of our favourites…
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