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Doug Taylor, Wednesday, 1st December 2021 -  The new CEO of The Smith Family, Doug Taylor, reflects on his first three months in the job and how COVID has changed his approach to leadership. For the first three months of being the

NFPs report strong financial performance despite COVID challenges

Luke Michael, Tuesday, 23rd November 2021 -  But NFPs have been warned not to become complacent as the pandemic continues to linger     The not-for-profit sector has fared better than expected financially amid the pandemic

Indigenous vaccination rates should be Australia’s highest priority

Dechlan Brennan, Monday, 15th November 2021 -  As Australia opens up to the world, we risk leaving our most vulnerable communities behind, writes freelance writer Dechlan Brennan. The opening up of Australia after the long winter

Leadership lessons from an NFP CEO in a post-pandemic landscape

Sue Karzis, Monday, 25th October 2021 -  As we emerge from lockdown, it’s time to reflect on what we’ve learned as leaders and how we need to adapt moving forward, writes Sue Karzis, CEO of State Schools’ Relief.  As a CEO, I

Welfare groups condemn move to end COVID disaster payments

Wendy Williams, Wednesday, 29th September 2021 -  ACOSS says the “snap decision” will hurt those on lowest incomes and is urging the government to lift the rate of JobSeeker The federal government’s decision to put a stop to COVID disaster

Australia’s COVID response could be undermining democracy. Why is civil society staying silent?

Neil Pharaoh, Monday, 13th September 2021 -  The social sector needs to find the will to drive politicians to deliver funding and policy decisions that will lead us to build back better, write Neil Pharaoh and Angus Crowther.

Four dimensions of government failure

David Crosbie, Thursday, 9th September 2021 -  David Crosbie shares his analysis of four areas of government failure, and laments the arrogance that is preventing governments from acknowledging their mistakes and learning

Australian charities are struggling with the loss of fun runs and other ‘fitness philanthropy’ events

Contributor, Wednesday, 1st September 2021 -  Australians love mass sporting events and raising money for charity. Under COVID, these activities have taken a major blow. In a typical year there are around 21,000 mass participation

Community needs to be central to recovery

Andrew Wear, Thursday, 26th August 2021 -  Ahead of the release of his new book, Recovery. How we can create a better, brighter future after a crisis, Andrew Wear reflects on how one of the key lessons of past recoveries is that

COVID-19 through the eyes of children and young people

Deb Tsorbaris, Monday, 23rd August 2021 -  Many of our kids are in crisis. It’s up to us as parents, uncles, aunts, grandparents, carers and professionals, to keep the health and wellbeing of children and young people in our

Sustainability in a ‘pandemic’ world

Kaushik Sridhar, Tuesday, 17th August 2021 -  Disruptions related to COVID-19 have come with an unexpected side effect: an impact on carbon emissions. The question is will any of our new more carbon-friendly behaviours stick,

How two charities are joining forces to help more people during lockdown

Lance Kawaguchi, Thursday, 12th August 2021 -  Spurred by a recent partnership between Cure Brain Cancer Foundation and Vinnies, Lance Kawaguchi discusses the need for charities to collaborate for best outcomes given the challenges
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