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Jeff Bezos pledges US$10 billion to tackle climate change

Luke Michael, Tuesday, 18th February 2020 -  But climate activists say Bezos needs to go beyond grand philanthropic gestures by improving his company’s environmental policies

Australia steps down aid in Asia, as it steps up in the Pacific

Luke Michael, Tuesday, 18th February 2020 -  Aid groups say funding cuts in Southeast Asia do not make sense from both a humanitarian and security standpoint

Opinion

Predictions for 2020: Community services

Doug Taylor, Tuesday, 18th February 2020 -  A report released in the latter part of last year could lead to a tipping point of sorts for the not-for-profit sector in 2020, as the implications of this start to play out and we ask questions more critical about the pros and cons of markets in human services, writes Doug Taylor.

We need to facilitate responsive, future-focused philanthropy

Contributor, Tuesday, 18th February 2020 -  Equity Trustees’ involvement in establishing two disaster response trusts and the 2019 Annual Giving Review highlight the critical necessity for innovative approaches to adapt to current community expectations and needs, writes Jodi Kennedy, general manager of charitable trusts and philanthropy at Equity Trustees.

Opinion

Increased attention to sustainable development goals

Teri Behrens, Monday, 17th February 2020 -  Philanthropic funding in support of the sustainable development goals has been shooting up every year since their adoption, and funders are increasingly collaborating to chart their investments and global progress towards the goals. Still, a projected $2.5 trillion funding gap persists – with no silver bullet in sight, write Jamie DeLeeuw and Ter

‘We need to see action’: Disability advocates present plan to end barriers to work

Maggie Coggan, Monday, 17th February 2020 -  The plan has been labelled a down payment on the future of people with disability 

Government inquiry launches to find answers to homelessness

Maggie Coggan, Monday, 17th February 2020 -  Homelessness organisations are being encouraged to have their say in the inquiry

Hot Topic

My first 100 days

Lea Corbett, Monday, 17th February 2020 -  In the first of six interviews with current CEOs, Lea Corbett and Amanda Cornwall from Map consulting group speak with YMCA Victoria CEO Carolyn Morris about the experiences and challenges of leading an NFP.  

Push for UK government to help charities measure their impact

Luke Michael, Monday, 17th February 2020 -  Charities could soon have access to free impact measurement resources

Australia faces a multi-billion dollar economic hit without strong climate action

Luke Michael, Monday, 17th February 2020 -  Inaction on climate change could cost the global economy up to US$9.87 trillion by 2050 

Opinion

Career change mindset hacks: Who are you talking about?

Clare Desira, Monday, 17th February 2020 -  Our mindset hacks for a bigger impact videos are back. This week resident Pro Bono Australia mindset coach and 10-year CSR professional Clare Desira is asking us to pay attention to who exactly we're spending our time talking about.

Changemaker

Living HIV positive

Maggie Coggan, Monday, 17th February 2020 -  Living with HIV for 25 years, Heather Ellis knows all too well about the stigma and shame that accompanies the diagnosis, particularly for a woman. It’s something that as the chair of Positive Women Victoria, she’s fighting to stamp out. She’s this week’s Changemaker. 

How to find a job (when you've already got one)

Maggie Coggan, Friday, 14th February 2020 -  Struggling to juggle your job hunt with your current job? This might help.

Why a 104-year-old US Marine has 70,000 reasons to smile this Valentine’s Day

Luke Michael, Friday, 14th February 2020 -  A World War II hero has won the hearts of the nation

Improper care causes spate of preventable deaths for people with disability

Luke Michael, Friday, 14th February 2020 -  More than half of the deaths reviewed in Queensland were considered potentially treatable or avoidable

Opinion

The key role of community organisations in disaster recovery

Cassandra Goldie, Friday, 14th February 2020 -  The community service sector is committed to helping those impacted for as long as it takes to rebuild and protect communities into the future. But as work continues on-the-ground, the need for a federal government response that complements the efforts of the community sector is clear, writes Australian Council of Social Service CEO Cassandra Goldi

Opinion

Predictions for 2020: Social enterprise

Jay Boolkin, Thursday, 13th February 2020 -  2020 is bound to be a cracker year for social enterprise with hints of a funding shakeup, skyrocketing social procurement, and oodles of opportunities on the horizon, write Jay Boolkin and Anne Lennon, co-founders at Social Change Central.

Opinion

Change and charity

David Ritter, Thursday, 13th February 2020 -  The beauty of our shared charity is not going to be enough in the face of the fires – it is only through advocacy that we can prevent the fires of the future, writes Greenpeace Australia Pacific CEO David Ritter.

‘It’s our national shame’

Andrew Cairns, Thursday, 13th February 2020 -  Addressing domestic violence in our communities must be a national priority, writes Andrew Cairns, CEO of Community Sector Banking.

Collective insights

How do we get our board more engaged in our fundraising efforts?

Teisha Archer, Wednesday, 12th February 2020 -  The Xfactor Collective specialist member Teisha Archer shares ways in which executive teams and managers can get their boards more engaged in fundraising and philanthropy efforts, in our weekly Collective Insights column.

Indigenous partnership could be the ‘circuit breaker’ in closing the gap

Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 12th February 2020 -  Australia is on track to meet just two of the seven Closing the Gap targets  

Opinion

Tainted Money and Tainted Donors: A Growing Crisis?

Michael Moody, Wednesday, 12th February 2020 -  New examples of the “tainted donor” or “tainted money” problem seem to keep popping up, and some even argue that the “cleanliness” of any money gained through capitalist practices should be considered suspect. Yet, all of this puts the not for profits who depend to varying degrees on private donations in an ethically complicated spot, w

Fears of donor fatigue as bushfire relief efforts charge on

Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 12th February 2020 -  Charity CEO describes relief effort as a marathon, not a sprint 

Children’s commissioner says Australia isn’t doing enough to protect vulnerable kids

Luke Michael, Tuesday, 11th February 2020 -  A new report says the mental health of Australian children is not being cared for properly 

Zali Steggall calls for end to the ‘climate wars’

Luke Michael, Tuesday, 11th February 2020 -  “Let's run a line in the sand on the past divisions we have had," Steggall says

Opinion

Increasing critiques of (big) philanthropy

Tory Martin, Tuesday, 11th February 2020 -  Recent critiques that philanthropy has gone awry are important and provocative appeals to hold big donors and major institutions accountable in a democratic society. Yet, some critics may run the risk of throwing the baby out with the bathwater, write Tory Martin and Michael Moody.
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