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Superficial Proxy Measures – the Economist’s Folly

David Crosbie, Thursday, 17th January 2019 -  Even the best economic proxy measures can only partly explain what is at the heart of charities’ work, writes Community Council for Australia CEO David Crosbie in light of recent

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Could the Charities Act 2013 Pose a Problem for Advocacy Charities?

Krystian Seibert, Tuesday, 18th December 2018 -  Krystian Seibert raises concerns about an aspect of the Charities Act that could have major implications for how the act can be used to challenge charities which have advocacy as a

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Compassion – A Radical Response?

David Crosbie, Thursday, 6th December 2018 -  Community Council for Australia CEO David Crosbie explains why he would like to see a more compassionate Australia in 2019. At a forum this week I was asked to reflect on what I would

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Eight Valuable Lessons For a Successful Google Grants Account

Richenda Vermeulen, Wednesday, 28th November 2018 -  Almost a year on from the changes made to Google Grants, ntegrity CEO Richenda Vermeulen offers her tips to help not for profits run a successful account.  It’s been nearly a full

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A Time For Action on Ending Violence Against Women

Contributor, Tuesday, 27th November 2018 -  In wake of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women on Sunday, Australian Association of Social Workers national president Christine Craik says governments

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Reflections on the Electoral Bill Debate

Krystian Seibert, Tuesday, 20th November 2018 -  Krystian Seibert reflects on the foreign donations bill that recently passed the Senate, and explains how a reasonable and sensible policy outcome was achieved. Last Friday, the

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Simplifying Humanitarian Aid With Direct Cash Assistance

Naomi Steer, Thursday, 1st November 2018 -  After recently returning from refugee settlements in Lesbos, Australia for UNHCR national director Naomi Steer explains why direct cash assistance is actually one of the most efficient

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Who Wants to Commodify Charities?

David Crosbie, Thursday, 25th October 2018 -  The core role of the charities regulator should not be diminished by ill-informed attempts to develop a nebulous marketplace for which there are few, if any, customers, writes Community

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Are Board Portals for NFPs a New Necessity?

Contributor, Thursday, 18th October 2018 -  There is a common misconception that board portals for not for profits are unnecessary, but they can actually work as a tool to help NFPs operate more efficiently and effectively,

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Lobbying Isn’t a Dirty Word

Krystian Seibert, Tuesday, 16th October 2018 -  Even though lobbying has become somewhat of a dirty word, it can actually be a powerful force for good, and it’s time more people, communities and charities started lobbying to achieve

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Charities Fight Truth Decay

David Crosbie, Thursday, 11th October 2018 -  It is not always high-profile public advocacy that is important, fighting truth decay is a critical role for all charities, writes Community Council for Australia CEO David Crosbie.

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Why Our Attitude to Giving is Taking Away From NFPs

John Carroll, Thursday, 4th October 2018 -  Aussies have long prided themselves on taking care of those in need, but our traditional thinking and old-fashioned attitudes could spell the end of many charities and human service
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