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The NDIS National Workforce Plan – We need a broader understanding of workplace innovation

Contributor, Thursday, 29th July 2021 -  The new workforce plan emphasises the importance of innovation. But is the government’s conception of innovation ambitious enough in the workforce context, and will its recommended

The robots are coming (to support people with disability into work)

Maggie Coggan, Thursday, 1st July 2021 -  “From our perspective, we are able to provide much more meaningful work for people with disability because of robots” While many fear that robots and AI technology will one day replace

Ask Annie launches to give helping hand to dementia carers

Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 23rd June 2021 -  The mobile app is designed to build the skills of home carers looking after people with dementia  Unlike those working in a hospital or an aged care centre, community and home support

Why innovation isn’t just about shifting your services online

Dan Bentley, Wednesday, 19th May 2021 -  Technology is just a vehicle – it’s not the answer. The most innovative solutions we see these days are ideas that have been designed with the user experience in mind, writes Dan Bentley,

The (digital) clock is ticking for NGOs

Paul Ronalds, Monday, 10th May 2021 -  Too many NFP leaders appear to act like our sector is immune to the digital revolution. It is not, writes Paul Ronalds, the chief executive of Save the Children Australia, who shares

‘The new media bargaining code could herald the death of many smaller voices’

Karen Mahlab AM, Wednesday, 3rd March 2021 -  Pro Bono Australia founder and CEO Karen Mahlab AM explains why she is concerned the newly-introduced media bargaining code is a loss for smaller media, could stifle innovation,

How to prototype your career as a social innovator

Contributor, Monday, 26th October 2020 -  Becoming a social changemaker doesn’t mean flipping your whole career or starting your own charity. There are actually a whole bunch of small steps you can take to quickly and cheaply

Charity impact investment fund reaches first close

Wendy Williams, Tuesday, 29th September 2020 -  Save the Children Australia’s CEO says this is just the beginning Australia’s first impact investment fund run by a charity is ready to start investing in a number of technology for

Trust in the charity sector is well placed

Craig Comrie, Monday, 3rd August 2020 -  The contract flexibility we have seen over the last few months from government and philanthropic funders has supercharged innovation – we need to create an environment where this

Data collaborations enabling innovation

Mike Davis, Wednesday, 24th June 2020 -  Mike Davis shares some of the key lessons TaskForce learned from a recent collaboration and what it means for the community sector.  When I first arrived at TaskForce we used multiple

TikTok and organisational innovation during COVID-19

Doug Taylor, Wednesday, 17th June 2020 -  Doug Taylor shares three important lessons that Uniting has learnt about innovating rapidly in response to a crisis. Like many parents at home during COVID, I have been co-opted into

Have you been innovated?

David Crosbie, Thursday, 20th February 2020 -  As Community Council for Australia begins the work of developing a charities sector blueprint, the issue of how innovation is applied within the charities sector is one of the critical
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