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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. Like many people, I am re-reading

Donating in a humanitarian crisis: What donors should know

Jocelyn Condon, Tuesday, 4th February 2020 -  Jocelyn Condon from ACFID shines a light on what donors can expect to know about how donations are spent and why speed is not always the best indicator of money well-spent. In recent

The bastard subsidiarity of bushfire responses

Contributor, Thursday, 30th January 2020 -  The shift from solidarity to suspicion we have seen in light of the bushfire crisis reflects the ambivalence of governments and of many citizens to charitable and community organisations.

Pro Bono Australia launches a Guide to Giving of Bushfire Appeals

Wendy Williams, Wednesday, 22nd January 2020 -  Search by category, location, tax deductible status, and registered charity status to find a cause to donate to In response to the devastating bushfires that have torn through Australia

Bushfire response: Do Australian NFPs have a trust problem?

Richenda Vermeulen, Monday, 13th January 2020 -  Despite the influx of generosity in response to the bushfires, there is significant scepticism towards charities supporting the effort. Here, Richenda Vermeulen, founder and

Why corporate boards need a charity perspective

David Crosbie, Thursday, 5th December 2019 -  What if one position on every corporate board had to be designated as a “community interest board director” position, asks Community Council for Australia CEO David Crosbie. Charities

#GivingTuesday the day for good deeds, and an antidote to greed

Contributor, Thursday, 28th November 2019 -  Hundreds of charities and not for profits have joined a fast-growing movement that’s emerging as a powerful antidote to end-of-year excess. Giving Tuesday, on 3 December, is set

It’s a digital world, but charities aren’t living in it

Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 30th October 2019 -  Over half of all charity staff surveyed don’t feel confident using new technology  A lack of digital skills, knowledge and resources are holding charities back in the digital age

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In the struggle to survive, you must get the basics right

David Crosbie, Thursday, 10th October 2019 -  With the closure of high-profile charity White Ribbon, Community Council for Australia CEO David Crosbie, highlights three important issues charities must consider to ensure

An angel dressed as a plumber

Maggie Coggan, Saturday, 21st September 2019 -  An English plumber has become an internet sensation after refusing to bill a 91-year-old woman with acute leukemia for work on her boiler.  James Anderson has run his not-for-profit

Why Canada’s environmental charities are afraid to talk about climate change during the election

Contributor, Monday, 9th September 2019 -  Elections Canada is muzzling public outreach by charities about the climate crisis, just when it has never been more urgent for the public to understand it, writes environmental

Singer twists, licks and dunks for a good cause

Luke Michael, Friday, 6th September 2019 -  A Scottish pop star has taken a unique approach to raise money for charity – auctioning off Oreo biscuits he’s personally twisted, licked and dunked in milk. Lewis Capaldi –
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