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Impact 25 Awards: It’s time to pick your social impact leader of 2020

Maggie Coggan, Tuesday, 24th November 2020 -  Australians are being urged to recognise those dedicated to positive social change amid a year of turmoil  Nominations have opened for Pro Bono Australia’s 2021 Impact 25 Awards,

Volunteers are critical to bushfire recovery, but it takes coordination

Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 4th November 2020 -  A new report says if volunteers are not sufficiently prepared and trained in disaster situations, they may hamper recovery efforts.  Volunteers were critical to recovery efforts

Push to #fixfundraising ramps up after bushfire royal commission

Maggie Coggan, Monday, 2nd November 2020 -  “After decades of inaction, a national scheme could be decided on in time for Christmas,” a fundraising advocate says.    The fight to fix fundraising regulation is back in the spotlight

Charities regulator finds bushfire charities acted responsibly during disaster

Maggie Coggan, Tuesday, 27th October 2020 -  Over $640 million was directed to charities to help affected communities during this year’s summer bushfire season  Charities on the frontline of the summer bushfire season acted

Conservation plan launches to regenerate Australia

Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 21st October 2020 -  The plan is initially aiming to double the number of koalas on the east coast by 2050  Drones will be used by conservationists to regenerate koala habitat destroyed by the catastrophic

Charities commission unveils annual report

Maggie Coggan, Tuesday, 20th October 2020 -  The report focuses on the crises of 2020  The latest charities commission annual report has been released, unveiling how the commission supported charities through a year of turbulent

Five mistakes not to make if you want to give well

Maggie Coggan, Thursday, 11th June 2020 -  The team at Koda Capital share their tips on not just how to give, but how to do it properly  You only have to look back over the past few months to see that in times of crisis, philanthropy

Fake charities use social media as scamming platform of choice

Maggie Coggan, Thursday, 12th March 2020 -  The amount of money stolen by charity scammers has doubled from 2018 to 2019  Generous Aussies are being warned to watch who they give to on social media after new data revealed the number

Business and bushfires – a change for good?

David Pearson, Tuesday, 10th March 2020 -  Could the way businesses have stepped up in the wake of this summer’s bushfire crisis point to a “new normal” for business, asks David Pearson. Last summer’s devastating bushfire

Giving governance

Lisa Grinham, Thursday, 27th February 2020 -  When it comes to organisations spending donations, the sentiment of “get it done” is admirable, but it must be extended to “get it done right”, writes Lisa Grinham, CEO of Good2Give.

NGOs seen to be lacking in competence, study reveals

Luke Michael, Friday, 21st February 2020 -  But NGOs are considered the only ethical institution Australians believe NGOs are ethical but falling short on competence, according to new research. The release of Australian

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,
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