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Where to for civil society in the next five years?

Neil Pharaoh, Monday, 27th February 2023 -  Over the weekend Neil Pharaoh did a radio interview on civil society and it got him thinking – what will be the future of  civil society on its current trajectory? Civil society can be

We are one quarter into the federal govt term

Neil Pharaoh, Monday, 30th January 2023 -  Despite the tongue in cheek time-marker, we should be looking ahead to develop organisational strategies in line with government timelines, writes Neil Pharaoh.  While said in

What is COP and what does it mean for me?

Neil Pharaoh, Monday, 7th November 2022 -  Neil Pharaoh unpacks the impact of COP27 for the for-purpose sector. I am currently writing to you from Sharm El Sheikh, on the east side of the Sinai Peninsula, about an hour flight


Understanding the budget cycle

Neil Pharaoh, Monday, 24th October 2022 -  Neil Pharaoh identifies three key things we should expect to see in the Albanese government’s first federal budget. The second version of the 2022/2023 federal budget will…

Focus on Politics: New South Wales

Angus Crowther, Monday, 15th August 2022 -  With this revolving door of politicians, who needs Ramsay Street when we have so much drama in Macquarie Street? In about six months, the people of New South Wales will be heading to…

Neutral? Bi-partisan? Impartial? Or just bland? – What are the rules for charities?

Neil Pharaoh, Tuesday, 15th March 2022 -  As we get closer to the election, for many organisations it means working through their political “stance”. But what do we mean when we say neutral or bi-partisan, and is this really

A year ahead for government engagement

Neil Pharaoh, Wednesday, 19th January 2022 -  Neil Pharaoh dives into the certainties, predictions and guesses for what will happen for government engagement in 2022.  The festive season and New Year’s period is usually a time

We need to build movements not create more barriers…

Neil Pharaoh, Monday, 22nd November 2021 -  The old adage that you catch more flies with honey than you do with vinegar is never more correct than in the era of growing “cancel” culture. Remember, movements are created with open

What is the risk to my DGR or charitable status from advocacy work?

Neil Pharaoh, Wednesday, 15th July 2020 -  There is no barrier to charities participating in political activity where it is consistent with their charitable purpose, writes Neil Pharaoh, who argues advocacy can be a very

Your organisation has some major opportunities this year. Do you know what they are?

Neil Pharaoh, Wednesday, 3rd June 2020 -  Being attentive to the election framework (and budget cycles) is critical for policy, funding or legislative change – it also helps if you know what you want, writes Neil Pharaoh.

Lobbying in the age of COVID-19

Neil Pharaoh, Monday, 23rd March 2020 -  Neil Pharaoh explains why you should use this time to position your organisation to get the assistance you and your communities need during this unprecedented period. While COVID-19

What can the social purpose sector learn from industry associations?

Neil Pharaoh, Tuesday, 10th March 2020 -  Neil Pharaoh shares three things which make industry associations highly effective in their campaigning and advocacy. Almost every social purpose organisation I speak to is quick
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