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Does Your NFP Require Financial Guidance?

Staff Reporter, Monday, 27th March 2017 -  Mentor the Treasurer, a program run in partnership with CPA Australia and Pro Bono Australia, is looking for small not for profits who require guidance on their finances.

Changemaker

More Than A One Night Stand

Wendy Williams, Monday, 27th March 2017 -  Jamie Green is the founder of social enterprise One Night Stand Sleepwear which supports young people sleeping rough. He is this week’s Changemaker.

Campaign Shows Jobs Change Lives

Wendy Williams, Monday, 27th March 2017 -  The ability for jobs to change lives, particular for young people, is the ethos behind a new campaign that will see a disability employment service donate $500 for every job placement secured to fund youth outreach services.

Student Gets the Top Job at YMCA

Wendy Williams, Monday, 27th March 2017 -  Community not for profit YMCA NSW is getting a fresh face for the company with an 18-year-old student appointed to CEO – for a day.

Australia Helping the World Turn Outward

Wendy Williams, Friday, 24th March 2017 -  Australia can help lead the world towards better community engagement by demonstrating what new and innovative place-based strategies could look like, according to the president and founder of the US-based Harwood Institute for Public Innovation.

Isolation and Lockdowns in Victorian Youth Justice Centres Unacceptable – Report

Lina Caneva, Thursday, 23rd March 2017 -  The findings from a damning report revealing lockdowns and children being left in isolation in Victoria’s youth justice centres has received widespread condemnation from the not-for-profit sector.

Legal Assistance Sector Facing Federal Budget ‘Disaster’

Lina Caneva, Thursday, 23rd March 2017 -  Even with the average Australian lawyer contributing a full week of work every year for free, it’s not enough to fix Australia’s legal assistance funding crisis, which is set to dramatically deepen after the federal budget, the legal peak body has warned.

Real Cost to Cover Informal Care of Family with Mental Illness

Lina Caneva, Thursday, 23rd March 2017 -  The cost of a “hidden mental health workforce” is more than the cost of all mental health services in Australia, according to new research.

Refugee Entrepreneurship Brings Economic Benefits to Australia

Ellie Cooper, Thursday, 23rd March 2017 -  With the right support, refugee entrepreneurs provide significant economic benefits to Australia, a new report has found.

CommunityWest’s Journey Comes to an End

Wendy Williams, Wednesday, 22nd March 2017 -  A not-for-profit aged care consultancy that has been serving the Western Australian community for more than 20 years has announced it will shut its doors.

Grants and Scholarships Update

Lina Caneva, Wednesday, 22nd March 2017 -  The NAB Foundation has launched its 2017 grants program with a new format offering longer-term funding of up to three years, under two separate grant categories.

Hot Topic

NFPs Need to Be Aware of What Attracts ATO Attention

Terry Hayes, Wednesday, 22nd March 2017 -  Not-for-profit organisations have to comply with a wide range of laws including tax laws and it is prudent to be aware of any red flag issues the Australian Tax Office may raise from time to time, writes Terry Hayes, senior tax analyst at Thomson Reuters, who offers his top ATO “alerts”.

Teachers Not Equipped for Multicultural Classrooms

Lina Caneva, Wednesday, 22nd March 2017 -  The next generation of Australian teachers are not “culturally competent” or equipped to work in multicultural classrooms, according to a new Western Australian study.

Seeing Culture as a Real Solution for Indigenous Australians

Lina Caneva, Wednesday, 22nd March 2017 -  For Indigenous Australian and CEO of not for profit First Hand Solutions, progress will only come with a major investment in culture and a re-connection to Country. Peter Cooley, a 2016 Pro Bono Australia Impact 25 recipient spoke to Lina Caneva about his work and hopes for young Aboriginal people.

Legal Needs of Asylum Seekers Driving Pro Bono Law Growth

Lina Caneva, Wednesday, 22nd March 2017 -  Lawyers in large law firms in Australia averaged 34.8 hours of pro bono legal work in 2016 — 9.7 per cent more than in 2014, according to a new report by the Australian Pro Bono (Law) Centre.

Disability Groups Unite Against Mobility Allowance Cuts

Wendy Williams, Tuesday, 21st March 2017 -  Disability groups across the country have united in protest against proposed cuts that could leave people with disability without access to transport.

Opinion

Do Corporates Have a Place in Speaking on Social Issues?

Karen Mahlab AM, Tuesday, 21st March 2017 -  The days of corporates acting in isolation from their communities are over, writes Pro Bono Australia founder Karen Mahlab.

Podcast: Housing the Homeless – The Cause

Wendy Williams, Tuesday, 21st March 2017 -  Homelessness is not a choice. But for many it is a reality.

Arts Sector Cautiously Optimistic About New Funding Arrangement

Ellie Cooper, Monday, 20th March 2017 -  The arts sector has welcomed the government’s return of $61 million from the heavily criticised Catalyst fund back to the Australia Council.

Analysis

Successfully Engaging Volunteers – The St John Ambulance Experience

Rob McManus, Monday, 20th March 2017 -  For volunteer-based organisations, rapidly changing technology means not-for-profit organisations have no choice but to adapt, writes Rob McManus from St John Ambulance in Victoria.

Almost 40,000 School Children Sought Homelessness Help Last Year

Ellie Cooper, Monday, 20th March 2017 -  The number of Australian school children seeking help from homelessness services has increased by more than 80 per cent over the past three years, according to new data analysis.

The Future of Fundraising, What’s Next?

Staff Reporter, Monday, 20th March 2017 -  The speed of technological change, the impact on individuals and the global community and what’s next in the world of fundraising is the focus of this article and the upcoming Pro Bono Australia webinar hosted by Dr Steve Francis from FrontStream AsiaPacific.

New Partnership Shows It’s ‘OK to Not Always Be OK at Work’

Wendy Williams, Monday, 20th March 2017 -  A “game-changing” new partnership has been formed in a bid to raise awareness of mental health and change workplace culture so “it’s OK to not always be OK”.

Changemaker

Shifting Mindsets

Wendy Williams, Monday, 20th March 2017 -  Dr Nicky Howe is an author, leadership and management coach, and CEO of Southcare, an award winning not-for-profit organisation in Western Australia offering aged and community care services. She is this week’s Changemaker.

Boomerang Employees on the Rise

Wendy Williams, Friday, 17th March 2017 -  A shortage of talent is fuelling the rise of “boomerang” employees, according to new research.

Banning Headscarves is Bad for Business

Wendy Williams, Friday, 17th March 2017 -  Barring headscarves in the workplace would be bad for business, according to Diversity Council Australia speaking in the wake of a landmark ruling by the EU’s highest court allowing companies in Europe to ban staff from wearing visible religious symbols.
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