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Prison is the 'perfect breeding ground' for COVID-19, human rights groups warn

Luke Michael, Friday, 3rd April 2020 -  Many people in prison face a greater risk of death should they contract the virus

Court ruling provides advocacy boost for Queensland charities

Luke Michael, Thursday, 2nd April 2020 -  The decision provides clarity to the state’s NFPs unsure about their advocacy rights

Opinion

COVID-19, charities and charity

David Crosbie, Thursday, 2nd April 2020 -  We need to look after each other to look after ourselves, writes Community Council for Australia CEO David Crosbie.

Physically, not socially distant

Maggie Coggan, Thursday, 2nd April 2020 -  “Through our connected strength we will come out the other side stronger,” chair of the Mental Health Commission says.  

Government boosts support for mental health and domestic violence services

Luke Michael, Thursday, 2nd April 2020 -  The prime minister has already flagged that more support will be on the way 

COVID-19 – Challenges facing the not-for-profit sector in Australia

Contributor, Thursday, 2nd April 2020 -  There has been a lot of commentary on the potential impacts of coronavirus on health, businesses and the economy, but what does all this mean for Australian charities and the millions of people who rely on these services?

Why businesses need a cultural overhaul for gender equality in the workplace

Andrew Cairns, Thursday, 2nd April 2020 -  For too long, women have been blamed for inequality. It’s up to businesses to look within themselves and weed out systemic structural inequality, writes Andrew Cairns.

Hot Topic

Fundraisers will get through by staying calm and thinking strategically

Katherine Raskob, Wednesday, 1st April 2020 -  Fundraising Institute Australia CEO Katherine Raskob shares some of the key findings from a recent survey on the impact to the fundraising sector of COVID-19, along with some key advice for fundraisers on how to get through this period.

ACNC needs to reassess its 'light touch' approach, audit finds

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 1st April 2020 -  The charities watchdog was found to be mostly effective in its role, but issues were highlighted around compliance and building public trust

Charity leaders unite to lead sector through COVID-19

Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 1st April 2020 -  The newly formed Charities Crisis Cabinet has identified gaps in the current government support packages 

Collective insights

How can we ensure the success of our major gifts program in this period of physical distancing?

Teisha Archer, Wednesday, 1st April 2020 -  The Xfactor Collective major gifts fundraising specialist Teisha Archer looks at the ways that major gift fundraisers can adapt and innovate in a time of uncertainty and physical distancing.

Opinion

A new world is being born

David Ritter, Wednesday, 1st April 2020 -  In Australia, the politically, socially and economically unthinkable has become commonplace within a matter of days – and these changes will set the course for our future, writes David Ritter.

Help available for NFPs struggling through COVID-19

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 1st April 2020 -  With coronavirus having a devastating impact on the not-for-profit sector, we take a look at some recently launched funds that could help organisations get through the crisis 

Spotlight

The art program healing Indigenous offenders

Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 1st April 2020 -  Indigenous Australians are the most incarcerated group in the world. But The Torch’s in- prison and in-community art programs are turning the lives of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander inmates around, and keeping them out of prison, writes Maggie Coggan in this month’s Spotlight on social enterprise. 

Opinion

Social enterprise has a unique role in the COVID-19 challenge

David Brookes, Wednesday, 1st April 2020 -  It is vital that social enterprises rethink their priorities to ensure they can continue to deliver ongoing positive impact, writes David Brookes, managing director of Social Traders.

Aussie social enterprises unite to shake up Victorian food system

Maggie Coggan, Tuesday, 31st March 2020 -  The enterprises will start by delivering thousands of meals to vulnerable groups

Opinion

Out of the shadows: A turning point for social and environmental change

Sally McCutchan, Tuesday, 31st March 2020 -  What if 2020 was not only remembered for the bushfires and coronavirus, but for positive change and a widespread recognition that our decisions about money have consequences beyond finance, writes Sally McCutchan, CEO and executive director of Impact Investing Australia.

How are co-ops responding to the coronavirus?

Wendy Williams, Tuesday, 31st March 2020 -  We look at how 10 cooperatives across Australia are supporting their communities in the face of an international health crisis. 

Hot Topic

COVID-19⁠: Five things philanthropists can do

Caitriona Fay, Monday, 30th March 2020 -  Caitriona Fay from Perpetual Limited shares ways that philanthropists can help address critical community needs in these challenging times.

Opinion

We need to be physically distant, but we need to share our collective pain

Tim Costello, Monday, 30th March 2020 -  Self-isolation is not the crisis, it is the beginning of the crisis. We need to prepare for the sadness that will be thrust upon us, writes Tim Costello.

Changemaker

Meet the woman fighting for a cleaner world for all

Maggie Coggan, Monday, 30th March 2020 -  With COVID-19 spreading around the world, there’s never been a more important time to keep clean. Rosie Wheen, the CEO of WaterAid Australia, is fighting for a world where everyone has that option. She’s this week’s Changemaker. 

Opinion

Imagining life after COVID-19

Contributor, Sunday, 29th March 2020 -  With so many opportunities for shaping a better society on the table, we need to think beyond the present. The challenge is to resist the pressure to return to business as usual, writes Andrew Hamilton.

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. 
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