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Foresters Community Finance CEO Departs

Lina Caneva, Wednesday, 21st May 2014 -  Foresters Community Finance is looking for a new CEO following the announcement that the long-time chief executive Belinda Drew will finish in the role in June 2014.   After…

Elderly Parent Carer Innovation Trial

Lina Caneva, Thursday, 27th February 2014 -  A partnership between community finance lender Foresters Community Finance and the Queensland Government will trial a $15 million funding model to provide housing options for…


Creating a Thriving Social Enterprise Sector in Australia

Staff Reporter, Wednesday, 26th February 2014 -  The Social Innovation Entrepreneurship and Enterprise Alliance (SIEEA) has developed a Manifesto as a means of collectively advocating for itself and developing its own narrative

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Pitching for Investment: Five Top Tips

Staff Reporter, Wednesday, 12th February 2014 -  Storytelling and financial statistics are crucial if organisations are to take advantage of emerging finance opportunities for social enterprises, according to the team at Foresters

Investment Readiness Critical for Social Enterprises

Lina Caneva, Wednesday, 30th October 2013 -  A lack of investment-readiness is hindering growth in financing and investment access for Australian social enterprises, presentations at a Sydney conference have revealed.…

Help for NFP Property Investments

Staff Reporter, Monday, 2nd April 2012 -  Community organisations may now be able to purchase their own property, and in turn strengthen their financial positions, following the announcement of a joint initiative between…

Social Enterprise Development Fund Managers Named

Lina Caneva, Wednesday, 10th August 2011 - 
The Federal Government has announced the fund managers who will establish new banking and financial services for social enterprises in Australia.The Minister for Employment Participation,

Australia Needs a Not for Profit Capital Market – Report

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 21st April 2011 -  A new report calls for the establishment of a Not for Profit capital market in Australia, saying it is the key to addressing financial exclusion in the Not for Profit sector. The 'Finance…

Social Procurement in Australia

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 9th December 2010 -  A new national report examines how Not for Profit organisations, governments and corporations can use their purchasing power and procurement processes to generate positive social…

Foresters Set to Strengthen VIC Community

Lina Caneva, Thursday, 26th August 2010 -    Victorian Minister for Community Development Lily D’Ambrosio with Belinda Drew (Foresters) and Cath Smith (VCOSS) at the Community Sector Futures

Social Impact Property Fund

Lina Caneva, Wednesday, 14th April 2010 -   The Assistant Treasurer, Nick Sherry has launched a new property fund, set to provide direct social impact, as part of Social Investment Australia. 

Microfinance Challenges in Australia

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 11th March 2010 -  A new report undertaken by the Brotherhood of St Lawrence and Foresters Community Finance highlights three key challenges facing the future of microfinance development in Australia.…
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