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Sub-funds – A Growing Force in Australian Philanthropy

Krystian Seibert, Tuesday, 19th March 2019 -  Krystian Seibert shares his reflections on what the findings of the Centre for Social Impact (CSI) Swinburne Sub-fund Survey mean.

Opinion

Embracing the Unconventional – Shifting Social Purpose From Bolt-on to Built-in

Tara Anderson, Tuesday, 19th March 2019 -  Tara Anderson considers how we can challenge the conventional idea that profit is an end in itself, and build social purpose into the heart of business.

The ‘Hidden Gem’ of Philanthropy

Wendy Williams, Tuesday, 19th March 2019 -  Sub-funds are being hailed as “Australia’s best kept secret”, in light of a new snapshot providing the first data on sub-funds in Australia.

What Does $87M of Giving Look Like?

Jodi Kennedy, Tuesday, 19th March 2019 -  This week Equity Trustees released its inaugural Annual Giving Review. Jodi Kennedy, general manager charitable trusts and philanthropy, explains how it marks the beginning of their journey towards measuring impact.

Claims UK Religious Charities are Fracturing Society Prompts Australian Discussion

Maggie Coggan, Monday, 18th March 2019 -  A UK report calling into question religious charities that promote beliefs that don’t align with British values and opinion, has sparked discussion among Australian charity experts over the role and position of such organisations.

Calls For Stricter Charity Approval Process

Maggie Coggan, Monday, 18th March 2019 -  Fundraisers are calling for a deceleration on new charity approvals, saying the hundreds of new organisations being registered each month is resulting in more competition for funding, and causing confusion among funders on where best to spend money.  

Opinion

Inclusive Education High in the NSW Election Agenda, But Future of Students with Disabilities Still Unclear

Cecile Sullivan Elder, Monday, 18th March 2019 -  We need systemic reform to move from the parallel systems we have now to an education system that is inclusive of all children, writes Cecile Sullivan Elder, executive officer of Family Advocacy.

Changemaker

Figuring Out the Protein Problem

Maggie Coggan, Monday, 18th March 2019 -  Thomas King is the CEO of Food Frontier, a not for profit that helps food manufacturers and entrepreneurs get into the business of making plant-based and cell-based meat alternatives. He’s this week’s Changemaker.

Opinion

Landmark High Court Decision Guides How Compensation for Native Title Losses Will be Determined

Contributor, Friday, 15th March 2019 -  William Isdale and Jonathan Fulcher, from the University of Queensland, examine the significance of the High Court’s decision about native title compensation claims, in this article which first appeared in The Conversation.

Aussie Students Strike for Climate Change Action

Luke Michael, Friday, 15th March 2019 -  Thousands of students across Australia are protesting to demand action on climate change as part of a global day of youth activism.

A Lighter Note

Therapy Chickens Bring Joy to Aged Care Home

Maggie Coggan, Friday, 15th March 2019 -  A pet chicken might sound like an unusual choice of a therapy pet, but staff at a Brisbane aged care home are hopeful some new clucky arrivals will help fight off loneliness and depression in their residents.

Around the World

US Foundation Pledges $150 Million to Fix Gaps in Impact Investing

Luke Michael, Friday, 15th March 2019 -  A leading US foundation is launching a new initiative to help fund impact investments deemed too risky for conventional financing.

One Million Social and Affordable Homes Needed to Combat Rental Stress

Luke Michael, Thursday, 14th March 2019 -  Australia needs to build more than a million social and affordable houses over the next 20 years to keep pace with the growing number of people struggling to pay their rent, new analysis shows.

Opinion

Loneliness and Villages

David Crosbie, Thursday, 14th March 2019 -  Being a part of the It Takes A Village campaign has highlighted how important it is that we think about the village around not just our students, but each member of our community, writes Community Council for Australia CEO David Crosbie, as he reflects on our increasing levels of loneliness or disconnectedness.

Gen Y Emerge as Australia’s Most Generous Givers

Luke Michael, Thursday, 14th March 2019 -  Millennials are the most giving generation in Australia and are nearly twice as likely to volunteer for a cause than baby boomers, according to new research.

‘A Crisis is Coming’: Buy-Now-Pay-Later Services Target Vulnerable Young Women

Luke Michael, Thursday, 14th March 2019 -  Buy-now-pay-later schemes like Afterpay have revolutionised the way Australians shop. But as Luke Michael reports, these services are also sending vulnerable young women into vicious cycles of debt that follow them long after they stop spending.

Opinion

Is the Health and Human Services Sector a House of Cards?

Joe Short, Wednesday, 13th March 2019 -  Government agencies are increasingly procuring services from the same providers and this is creating risk across sectors. The health and human services sector is now delicately balanced. What would you do if tomorrow your providers ceased delivery, questions Joe Short, partner at PwC.

Opinion

India’s Grand Experiment in Corporate Social Responsibility is Heading for Trouble

Contributor, Wednesday, 13th March 2019 -  The CSR law implemented in India seems to be another utopian ideal hijacked by political interference, write Monika Kansal, Ameeta Jain, Mahesh Joshi and Pawan Kumar Taneja, in this article which first appeared in The Conversation.

Budget Boost Promised for Avoidable Blindness in Pacific

Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 13th March 2019 -  Foreign aid groups have welcomed a $32 million commitment by Labor for an avoidable blindness fund, which they hope will restore foreign aid cuts by the federal government over the past four years.  

Disability Royal Commission a Step Closer

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 13th March 2019 -  Prime Minister Scott Morrison has committed the federal government to fully funding the disability royal commission, as the draft terms of reference for the inquiry are released.  

Retirees Go Back to Nature With Their Savings

Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 13th March 2019 -  While many retired Australians show their appreciation for the bush by travelling through it in a caravan, Terry and Caroline Bellair decided to take a different path, gifting $1 million to a charity to help conserve it.

Hot Topic

VIDEO: State of the DoNation 2019

Contributor, Wednesday, 13th March 2019 -  Pareto Fundraising presents its State of the DoNation, in this video which brings together key fundraising trends in a quick five-minute snapshot.

A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night… And Still Isn’t Safe in 2019

Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 13th March 2019 -  Tiana’s house is a five-minute walk from the train station, but when she’s walking home from work alone at night, that five minutes seems like a lifetime.

An Angelic Troublemaker

Wendy Williams, Tuesday, 12th March 2019 -  Bisi Alimi speaks with Wendy Williams about becoming an advocate for LGBT rights in Nigeria and why we should all become “angelic troublemakers”.

Impact 25 Winners Revealed

Wendy Williams, Tuesday, 12th March 2019 -  What do the world's first supermodel with Down Syndrome, two human rights lawyers, the director of a breast cancer support charity and a leader transforming how the world sees waste, all have in common? They have been crowned winners in Pro Bono Australia’s Impact 25.

Energise, Enhance and Connect at Volunteering Victoria’s 2019 State Conference

Contributor, Tuesday, 12th March 2019 -  With only a few months to go until its second state conference, Volunteering Victoria is thrilled to announce an impressive lineup of speakers that will energise, enhance and connect the volunteering sector in Victoria.  
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