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Opinion

Effective Outcomes Measurement Is More Than Just Accountability

Andrew Cairns, Wednesday, 13th December 2017 -  Measuring outcomes isn’t just about accountability –  it can make not-for-profit organisations more effective and maximise impact, writes Andrew Cairns, Community Sector

Opinion

Three Questions That Will Ensure Your Not For Profit Survives

Doug Taylor, Wednesday, 13th December 2017 -  There are three questions that a not-for-profit board should address to be confident it will survive into the future, writes Doug Taylor, a director at welfare provider Uniting.

Opinion

Comparing Apples, Oranges and Lemons Dressed Up As Mangoes

Myles McGregor-Lowndes, Tuesday, 12th December 2017 -  Emeritus Professor Myles McGregor-Lowndes looks at the three KPIs the sector can use to judge the new ACNC commissioner Dr Gary Johns in his mission to make charities more transparent.

Opinion

Value Enabled by Volunteers, Extends to the Sector and Requires Investment

Adrienne Picone, Tuesday, 5th December 2017 -  In the face of a national decrease in formal volunteer participation, coupled with an increase in the demand for services that volunteers provide, now is the time to increase the investment

Opinion

Yes to Same Sex Marriage: Human Rights in the Balance

Amy Maguire, Wednesday, 15th November 2017 -  As Australians say ‘yes’ to marriage equality, the legal stoush over human rights now takes centre stage, writes Amy Maguire, senior lecturer in international law and human

Opinion

Shifting the Dial: From Profits and Process to Community Building

David Crosbie, Thursday, 26th October 2017 -  The Productivity Commission report Shifting the Dial released this week challenges national policy makers and undermines the positions of some of the most powerful vested interests

Opinion

Building Trust

David Crosbie, Thursday, 31st August 2017 -  Charities are an expression of trust in our communities and our democracy, yet trust is declining in Australia and worldwide. So we must continue to honour and enhance the trust charities

Opinion

Why Fundraising Laws Need Urgent Reform

Contributor, Wednesday, 30th August 2017 -  Australia’s outdated fundraising laws can be addressed by “tweaking” the Australian Consumer Law regulations, writes lawyer Andrew Lind. Many of us who work in the charity

Opinion

Volunteering and the ‘Non-Ongoing Funding’ Caveat

Alison Lai, Monday, 21st August 2017 -  The not-for-profit sector has a job to do to convince the federal government to put funding for volunteering towards the top of its long-term priority list and not on the bottom, despite

Opinion

The Forgotten People

David Crosbie, Thursday, 17th August 2017 -  There is much our current leaders could learn from the views of Australia’s longest serving prime minister, Sir Robert Menzies about how to make Australia a better place, writes

Opinion

Making Education Our Business

David Crosbie, Thursday, 3rd August 2017 -  If we want stronger communities, a more prosperous, productive and happier Australia, inclusive education must be a higher priority, writes David Crosbie CEO of Community Council

Opinion

There’s Far More To The Fair Go Than Just Economics

Eva Cox, Tuesday, 1st August 2017 -  Australia needs to consider whether values are the basis of our beliefs about inequality, writes Eva Cox Professorial Fellow University of Technology Sydney in this article first
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