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Partnerships are the key to a thriving civil society

Andrew Cairns, Thursday, 13th June 2019 -  Our communities are better when they bind together with a common purpose and common values, writes Andrew Cairns, CEO of Community Sector Banking. Australia is a dynamic nation on

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Three good reasons to be grateful for whistleblowers

Oliver May, Tuesday, 11th June 2019 -  Australia’s new whistleblower protection legislation means many charities might need to change their approach to managing disclosures. But some of us also might need to change

Are we there yet? Well, almost

Jo Scard, Thursday, 2nd May 2019 -  Early voting may have a significant impact on democracy, but there are still two and a half weeks to have a say, writes Jo Scard from Fifty Acres. The sad thing about elections is that

Australians Want to Hear the Voices of Charities – Politicians Take Note

David Crosbie, Thursday, 23rd November 2017 -  Recent studies show that an overwhelming majority of Australians support the idea that the voice of charities is an important part of our democracy and all politicians would do well

Philanthropy and Democracy

Sarah Davies, Wednesday, 11th October 2017 -  For philanthropy to maintain its social licence to operate, it needs to provide a level of accountability to the communities it serves, writes Philanthropy Australia CEO Sarah Davies.

On Marriage Equality, Australia’s Progressive Instincts Have Been Crushed by Political Failure

Frank Bongiorno, Tuesday, 19th September 2017 -  It is surely deficiencies in our recent democracy rather than deeper historical or cultural issues that lie at the heart of our failure to resolve the issue of same-sex marriage, writes

Civil Voices Survey Takes the Temperature of Not for Profit Advocacy

Wendy Williams, Thursday, 17th August 2017 -  Social sector leaders in Australia are being called on to speak out about the ability of their organisations to advocate on matters of public interest, as part of a nationwide survey

Changing Democracy From the Ground Up

Ellie Cooper, Wednesday, 29th March 2017 -  An online platform is working to bridge the gap between government and people passionate about the issues that politicians get to make decisions about. Matthew Gordon, chief of operations

Craigslist Founder Makes $1M Grant to ProPublica News

Lina Caneva, Thursday, 2nd March 2017 -  The Craig Newmark Foundation, set up by the founder of the online community networking site craigslist, has made a US$1 million (A$1.3 million) grant to ProPublica, an independent,…

NFPs Concerned Over Democracy

Wendy Williams, Friday, 20th May 2016 -  More than 30 Not for Profits, community leaders, unions and commentators in civil society have united to speak out about the media treatment of Duncan Storrar and what this says about

NFP Launches Legal Action Against Big-4 Bank

Lina Caneva, Wednesday, 22nd October 2014 -  Newly-established corporate democracy Not for Profit, the Australasian Centre for Corporate Responsibility (ACCR) has launched legal action against the Commonwealth Bank over…

Cohesion Study Reveals Australia’s Trust Issues

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 22nd October 2013 -  Research released by the Scanlon Foundation, shows Australian trust levels toward government and fellow citizens are falling, and discrimination is on the rise. The Mapping Social
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